When we discuss about fire hydrant system then red colour pipe comes in mind. Fire hydrant system is most recommended and commonly used systems, in many residential and industrial projects. If you have ever seen a “Red” colour pipe, circulating around a building or factory, you have seen a Fire Hydrant Pipe. In most news clippings about a fire, you can see a fireman shooting water up to 20 stories high or more, that fire man is using the Fire Hydrant System. Such is the power of the Fire Hydrant System that water can be shot right up to 20 floor, directly into the fire. It is based on water technology being used for fire suppression for each small and large industry. It is basically used to provide high pressure water supply to restrict the fire and can control it with high pressure of water. It works with supporting equipment’s e.g. hose pipe, branch and high capacity of water pumps.
IS FIRE HYDRANT SYSTEM NECESSARY FOR FIRE PROTECTION?
Yes, Fire Hydrant Systems is essentials procedures of Fire Protection Systems, without Fire Hydrant System a Fire Protection System cannot be called a Fire Protection System. Fire Hydrant System installation is comparatively easy to install and operate in an emergency situation. It is very mandatory equipment to protect from fire as it is base of fire protection system.
HOW DO FIRE HYDRANT SYSTEM FUNCTION?
Fire hydrant installation consists of a system of pipe work connected directly to the water supply main to provide water to each and every hydrant outlet and is intended to provide water for the firemen to fight a fire. The water is discharged into the fire engine form which it is then pumped and sprayed over fire. Where the water supply is not reliable or inadequate, hydrant pumps should be provided to pressurize the fire mains.
A typical hydrant installation fed directly from water main and pressurized by fire pumps is shown as below:
The Fire Pump Station includes of the Jockey Pump, Electric Driven Pump and Stand-by Diesel driven Pump. The pump operation is automatic through pressure switch contacts based on header Pressure in the hydrant network. The delivery of the jockey pump and main pump is connected to the common delivery header.
The Fire Hydrant Line is always kept pressurized with water. In the event of any minor pressure drop in the system, the pressure reaches the preset pressure setting for Jockey pump, the Jockey pump will start automatically to compensate the pressure differential. In the event of opening one or more hydrant valve for fighting fire the Jockey pump will not be able to make up this water loss resulting in further pressure drop. When the falling pressure reaches the preset pressure for main pump, the main pump will start automatically. In case of electric supply failure, stand by diesel engine driven pump will come into operation. At Pyrokinesis Technology we offer best hydrant installation services, for hydrant installation or servicing please call us on +91-7892890889.
Fire Hydrant Systems are very strong and can be used from medium to large sized fires. Fire Hydrant Systems, have a long range. Since the Fire Hydrant System is spread out, the fire hydrant can attack fire from different angles. This entire systems requires low maintenance and virtually, does not leak water. Besides this, Fire Hydrant Systems have a long durability and life. It is most effective system for fire protection ever discovered.
As every equipment have advantages and disadvantage, so here there are few disadvantages. The first is that it has to be manually activated. The flow of Fire Hydrant System is so strong that, there are two men required to hold the water hose. Fire Hydrant System, may cause damage to the instruments or machines. So we have to proper planning before installing any hydrant or sprinkler lines.