Fire Hose Inspection

Fire Hose Inspection

Majestic Fire Protection offers a wide variety of fire hoses and fire hose inspection service that will fit the bill and satisfy your specific needs. We work with fire hose manufacturers that offer every fire hose and hose accessory that might be needed. If you are seeking a Single Jacket Fire Hoses or Double Jacket Fire Hoses, Coupled or Uncoupled, we are your fire hose source. If we do not have it in stock, we will get expeditiously! We offer:

  • Fire Hose Cabinets
  • Fire Hose Breaker Bars
  • Fire Hose Cabinet Glass
  • Fire Hose Couplings
  • Fire Hose Playpipes
  • Fire Hose Testing
  • Fire Hose Pin Racks
  • Fire Hose Brackets
  • Polycarbonate Fire Hoses
  • Brass Fire Hose Nozzles
  • Fire Department Connections
  • Adapters, Caps & Plugs For Fire Hoses
  • And other accessories

If you do not see what you are looking for please call 800-918-8978

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Hydrostatic Fire Hose Inspection

For reasons of fire safety it's quite important to have fire hose inspection as well as all fire protection equipment tested.  If, during a fire emergency, the fire hose fails it could have disastrous results.

If a facility is equipped with a sprinkler system it's most likely going to have a fire hose and a standpipe system that is capable of dispensing water at high pressure. It's a requirement that the hose or hoses that go with that system be tested periodically.

A fire hose that is working at full capacity is capable of preventing large fires from spreading by stamping them out at an early stage. A working fire hose is vital and helpful in a real fire emergency. Many times before a sprinkler system is triggered a fire is likely to be small and manageable with a fire hose. Most sprinkler systems are triggered when there is high heat and large amounts of smoke, but most fires start relatively small. This is why fire hoses are installed in buildings and in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The Fire Hose Inspection service at Majestic Fire Protection are competed by trained technicians.

 

Fire Hose Inspection General Guidelines:

  • Remove the fire hose or hoses from apparatus or storage before fire hose inspection
  • Recording of all information and length of each hose.
  • The fire hose , nozzles, couplings and other accessories need to be inspected.
  • Repacking and replacement of fire hoses.

 

NFPA Standard #1962 Requirements for Testing Occupant-Use Hose

2.3.2. In-service hose designed for occupant use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified in Chapter 5 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after installation and every 3 years thereafter.
2.3.3. In-service hose shall be unracked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically inspected as specified in Section 2-5 at least annually. Hose shall be reracked, rereeled, or rerolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.
2.5.1. Physical inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings, and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.
4.1.2. All nozzles shall be inspected at least annually and after each use. The nozzle inspection shall include verification of the following:

  • Clear of obstructions in waterway
  • No damage to tip
  • Full operation of adjustments such as pattern selection, etc.
  • Proper operation of shut off valves if so equipped
  • No missing parts
  • Threaded gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1

5-1.2.1. The service test pressure for hose manufactured in July, 1987 and after to meet the requirements of the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, Standard for Fire Hose, is stenciled on each length of hose and reads "Service Test to PSI per NFPA 1962."

 

Resources for fire hose inspection.

Petrillo, A. (2018). The Impact of NFPA 1962 on Fire Department Hose Testing, Inspection, and Care. [online] Fireapparatusmagazine.com. Available at: https://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-18/issue-10/features/the-impact-of-nfpa-1962-on-fire-department-hose-testing-inspection-and-care.html [Accessed 8 Oct. 2018].

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