Fire Hose Inspection

Otis Certified Fire Hose & Standpipe Inspection Services

Standpipe systems consist of pipes and valves that can connect fire protection water to fire hoses. Standpipe systems are used by firefighters and trained personnel. There are 3 types of standpipe systems:

  • Class I – Provides 2 ½” hose connection.
  • Class II – Provides 1 ½” hose connection.
  • Class III – Provides 1 ½” & 2 ½” hose connection.

Requirements for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of standpipe and fire hose systems are defined by NFPA 25, NFPA 1962 B.C. Fire Code and Vancouver Bylaws. Otis Fire Protection company will provide a thorough inspection of your standpipe and fire hose systems. Our inspectors will ensure:

  • The system has no physical damage or leakage
  • All the controls, both handles, and other utilities are in place
  • Hose and cap gaskets are not dry-rotted
  • The equipment is labeled and accessible

Weekly Inspection

Weekly inspections should be conducted on all gauges and valves, except valves secured with locks or otherwise supervised.

Monthly fire hose and standpipe inspections:

  • System should be clear of physical damage or leakage
  • No obstruction in front of fire hoses, fire department connection and standpipe systems
  • Checking standpipe gauges
  • All control handles and fire hose parts are in proper position
  • Open close valve
  • Hose valve
  • Hose nozzle and storage rack

Annual fire hose and standpipe inspection

Our professional technicians and inspectors make a thorough check on your system to ensure it complies with NFPA regulations and local fire code. We will perform the following:

  • Fire Hose

    Checking the physical condition of the hose and standpipe

  • Making sure hoses are firmly connected to the water supply
  • Nozzle assembly
  • Checking the water supply valve
  • Visual inspection of all the components of standpipe and fire hose systems
  • Checking all standpipe pressure-regulating devices.
  • Condition of piping.
  • Fire hose connections, making sure they are firmly connected to water supply
  • Fire hose nozzles assembly
  • Checking the water supply valve
  • All hoses, hose storage devices, and hose cabinets.

NFPA 25, NFPA 1962

Dry Standpipe Outlets

Otis Fire Protection will ensure that all valves and hoses are lubricated and operating smoothly.

At Otis Fire Protection company, your satisfaction and safety are our major concern. We guarantee that we will conduct a proper inspection, testing and maintenance of your standpipe and fire hose systems with a proper care.

Standpipe and hose systems which have been improved, elongated or restored after more than one year of not being used must be pressure tested at the highest and most remote hose connection. Every five (5) years, standpipe system must undergo a full flow test to ensure functionality. Fire hoses require hydro-static testing 5 years after installation then every 3 years afterward.

Our certified fire protection technician will conduct an annual inspection and test of your standpipe and fire hose system. We will also train your staff free of charge on weekly and monthly inspection of standpipe and fire hose systems.

Contact Otis Fire Protection now to schedule an inspection.

 

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