WHAT IS FIRE HOSE REEL SYSTEM?
A Fire Hose is a high-pressure hose that carries water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to afire to extinguish it. Outdoors, it attaches either to a fire engine or a fire hydrant. Indoors, it can permanently attach to a building’s standpipe or plumbing system. Fire hose reels are located to provide a reasonably accessible and controlled supply of water to combat a potential fire risk.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS EXIST IN FIRE HOSE REEL SYSTEM?
Fire Hose Reel System are made up from a series of components including; a fully extended fire hose is 36 meters with a diameter of 19mm (outside diameter). All fire hose reels come with a unique ball valve shut-off device, a plastic or solid brass hose reel nozzle and mounting bracket.
HOW DOES THE FIRE HOSE REEL SYSTEM WORKS?
Fire Hose Reel Systems consist of pumps, pipes, water supply and hose reels located strategically in a building, ensuring proper coverage of water to combat a fire. The system is manually operated and activated by opening a valve enabling the water to flow into the hose that is typically 30 meters away. These appliances are designed to deliver, as a minimum, 0.33L of water per second. A control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.
HOW DO YOU USE A FIRE HOSE REEL?
- Ensure that you have a clear egress between you and the nearest exit door.
- Turn on the stop valve.
- Run out the length of hose as required.
- Turn on the water at the nozzle and direct the stream at the base of the fire.