It’s crucial to prepare a backup plan to be prepared in the event of an incident. A video posted available on their channel YouTube called “Hydrant Flow Testing” describes how the process is carried out by the Grapevine Fire Department. Let’s find out more!
Hydrant Flow Tests
In the beginning, it is important to stay safe. It is recommended to wear gloves and a vest so that water flows smoothly downstream.
In addition, you’ll require some tools, such as the orange diffuser that gives pitot testing on your reference hydrant, a pressure gauge for static and residual in the test hydrant. several wrenches, a wire brush, oil for hydrants, an portable radio, as well as bolt cutters.
You need to place the diffuser and the pressure into the correct hydrant. You must ensure that your 4.5″ and 2.5″ outlets have been made closed before opening the 2.5″ cap. Once that is done, start the hydrant by flushing your water to the desired amount. Close it. Place your pressure gauge in the hydrant and let it open the hydrant again. The only thing you need to do is let go of the air and read the static pressure.
Watch the rest of the video for further information. And remember to never perform this exercise unless you’re an expert in the matter!