Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Commission Testing

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Commission Testing

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Commission Testing

Maintaining Fire Hydrants to Australian Standards

Having your fire hydrants serviced and tested is a requirement. As fire hydrant systems are used by the fire brigade, it is critical that they are maintained and tested to Australian standards and fines may be issued should this not occur. Misuse carries a substantial fine also and can reduce the effectiveness of the fire hydrant in the event of an emergency.

All of our fire hydrant testing is carried out in accordance with AS1851:2012. Minor repairs to fire hydrants can be carried out, when required, however major repairs will need to be quoted and on approval will be carried out by specialised plumbers or technicians.

Our fire hydrant testing is performed in accordance with AS1851:2012. There are a number of tests required to be carried out and these tests occur at various intervals. Our fire hydrant testing services are only available in South West WA. The following briefly describes the tests and intervals:

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing – Annually

  • Flow testing performed and flow values recorded. In the case of multiple fire hydrants this is carried out on the most hydraulically disadvantaged hydrant (furthest from mains feed).
  • We provide a written report detailing Pressure (kPa) and water flow rate values in various steps from fully open to fully closed.

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing - Street Hydrants

  • Commonly required for baseline date prior to designing fire systems in new building / redeveloping existing sites.
  • Referred to as a Flow and Pressure test
  • Test is performed and a report is issued showing pressures (kPa) at specific flow rates in steps of 5l/s from Fully open to fully closed.

Fire Hydrant Valve Overhaul – 5 Yearly Basis

  • Rebuilding or replacement of hydrant valves and optionally fire hose reel valves connected to the same system.

Fire Hydrant Hydrostatic Test - Booster Systems – 5 Yearly Basis

  • This is a specialised test and is only performed by our specialist wet services technicians after valve overhauls have been carried out.
  • Please note – in the rare event of the water pipes leaking or bursting, repairs will be required and we will provide a quote for the work accordingly. We are not liable for any repairs as a result of hydrostatic testing

Fire Hydrant Booster Flow Test –5 Yearly Basis

  • Flow test performed to most hydraulically disadvantaged hydrant, with system boosted and flow values recorded.
  • We provide a written report detailing Pressure (kPa) and water flow rate values
  • Requires use of Fire appliance to carry out.

As Constructed Flow & Pressure Testing

Water main flow and pressure data enables hydraulic designers to design reliable fire solutions.

Fire Hydrant Commissioning (AS2419)

Commissioning fire hydrant systems gives plumbers and builders the documentation they need to provide to DFES to ensure the hydrant system is compliant. We talk, we work to your schedule and we avoid second callouts.