In a building, a fire hydrant system is a safety measure or emergency equipment required in some buildings that comprises a series of components that when assembled together provide a source of water to assist fire authorities in a fire. Putting it another way, a fire hydrant system is a water supply with sufficient pressure and flow
delivered through pipes throughout a building to strategically located network of valves for firefighting purposes.
In some circumstances, water from a reticulated fire hydrant system can also be shared with other safety measures such as automatic fire sprinkler systems or fire hose reels.
Fire Systems are designed and installed in accordance with NFPA and SNI and comprise the following primary components:
- Water Supply & Storage
- Pipework & Valves
- Fire Brigade Booster
- Hydrant, Hydrant Valve or Landing Valve & Coupling
- Fire Hose
When designing a fire hydrant system specific performance objectives must be satisfied. These performance objectives require a hydraulic analysis to demonstrate there is sufficient water pressure and flow at the most hydraulically disadvantaged hydrant