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Fire Hose Reel

How do Fire Hose Reels work?

Fire hose reels are put in strategic locations to offer a manageable and accessible supply of water to put out a potential fire risk. They are perfect for sizable, high-risk environments like hotels, factories, and schools, etc. Hose reels can be found of 30 meters of 19mm and 25mm. With automatic or manual valves, hose reels come in fixed, swinging, recessed, and concealed versions.

Hose reels are used in below:

-> In open spaces or hallways where a 9-liter extinguisher might not be able to cover the area adequately.

-> In structures with floors larger than 500 m2.

-> When mandated by an insurer or by a fire safety certificate.

 

Maintenance of Fire Hose Reel

Annual maintenance ensures that hose reels function flawlessly and stops potentially harmful leaks.

Use of Hose Reel

Wood, textiles, furniture, plastics, and other materials can all be used with hose reels. They cannot be used on flammable liquids or electrical fires.

 

Fire Hose Reel System

A fire hose reel is a piece of fire fighting gear used in the first attack. Any member of the general public can use it as a quick response technique to put out fires in the early stages. For Class A fires, hose reels are appropriate for burning rubber, paper, textiles, wood, and most plastics.

As they are connected to the main water supply, fire hose reels are simple to use and offer a virtually limitless supply of water. They should extend for about 35 metres.

There is a length of non-kinking tubing inside fire hose reels. They have a main turn on/off valve, a hose guide, and a hose with a nozzle and are permanently connected to a water supply. The operator can regulate the flow and direction of water to the fire using the control nozzle attached to the end of the hose.

Hose reels that are provided for fighting fires must not be used for cleaning; doing so could result in fines.

According to Australian Standards, every six months, all hose reels must be inspected and tested. This testing is done to make sure the hose reel will work in an emergency. Inspectors will test the hose for a variety of things during this testing, including whether water is present at the nozzle, whether it is leaking, whether it is free of debris and dust that could damage the hose, and whether it is functioning to its full potential.

 

Fire Hydrant and Hose Reel System

The purpose of a fire hydrant installation is to provide water for the firemen to fight a fire. It consists of a system of pipe work that is directly connected to the water supply main at each and every hydrant outlet. The water is pumped into the fire engine form and then sprayed onto the fire. There should be hydrant pumps available to pressurize the fire mains in areas with unreliable or insufficient water supplies.

Below is an illustration of a typical fire hydrant installation that is pressurized by fire pumps and directly fed by a water main:

The Jockey Pump, Electric Driven Pump, and Standby Diesel Driven Pump make up the Fire Pump Station. Through pressure switch contacts, the pump operates automatically based on the header pressure in the hydrant network. The common delivery header is where the jockey pump and main pump’s delivery are connected.

Water pressure is always maintained in the fire hydrant line. The Jockey pump will automatically start to make up for any minor pressure drops in the system once the pressure reaches the present pressure setting for the pump. The Jockey pump will not be able to make up for this water loss if one or more hydrant valves are opened to fight a fire, further reducing pressure. The main pump will automatically start when the falling pressure reaches the main pump’s present pressure. In the event of an interruption in the electric supply, a backup pump powered by a diesel engine will operate.

To draw water from the water main, a fire fighter opens a valve and attaches a fire hose to a fire hydrant. The majority of fire hydrants are made to flow a minimum of 250 gallons (950 liters) of water per minute.

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