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A fire hose is an item of first aid equipment used to fight incipient fires until the fire service arrives. They are designed to contain incipient fires and must only be used by trained personnel. They are installed in establishments that are open to the public, in numerous industrial establishments and in the logistics sector to address the problem of the risk of fire.
First aid hoses are available in different diameters and lengths, depending on the risk of fire.
Fire hoses are supplied from the mains water supply or from a specific source of water.
The sources of water supply, irrespective of their type, must be capable of supplying a number of first aid hoses stipulated in the reference texts simultaneously for 20 minutes, with a minimum of two and a maximum of four fire hoses.
The minimum flow rate is specified in the standard NF S 61-201 or by the APSAD rule R5.
Fire hoses must be positioned close to sensitive areas, preferably close to the points of access and such that their jets cover the entire surface area of the building. In commercial establishments open to the public measuring more than
3,000 m², the protection offered by fire hoses complements the installation of a sprinkler-type automatic extinction system.
We install and maintain fire hoses in accordance with the applicable certification and standards: APSAD, R5 and NFS 62-201 (certification number 035/02/J5.F5).
Your system of first aid hoses must be regularly inspected and maintained to make sure that it is permanently operational.
APSAD-certified personnel must carry our inspections to check the working order of the valves, all moving parts with the hose full of water, all the components, the pressure gauge readings, the expiry date of the emulsifier, etc.
An inspection to make sure that the installation is compliant and in good working order (the water source, compressor, network of water pipes, the first aid hoses and hydraulic measurements (pressure / flow rate / range)).
In addition to the checks made in the annual inspection, the following operations must also be performed: drain and clean the water source, test the first aid hose pipes (DN33-7 bar, DN25-12 bar and DN19-12 bar) and replace the seals on all the fire hoses.
In addition to the checks made in the annual and five-year inspections, the interior of the piping must be checked for corrosion by removing a number of test sections. The piping must also be rinsed and all the seals must be replaced on every fire hoses.