Water systems are constantly being impacted by improvements, deterioration, changes in usage, and maintenance activities, all of which may affect system pressures and flow availability. The fire protection industry also recommends periodic fire hydrant testing to ensure access, functionality and necessary flow for fire protection or future system development.
WithersRavenel performs fire hydrant flow tests to provide details of system pressure and available flow for the water system. Testing may also reveal a number of mechanical problems, including broken stems or nozzles, malfunctioning valves, leaks, and hydrants that fail to drain, as well as identifying grading changes and landscape materials that block hydrants.
Examples of our services include:
- Physical Testing. Our fire flow professionals can unearth valuable information while doing field tests, including mechanical issues and leaks which can negatively impact neighborhood and system water services.
- Analysis Report. The data gathered in the field will be compiled in an easy-to-understand format for the client. This analysis of data will give you a greater understanding of your system’s strengths and weaknesses, along with opportunities for improvement.
- Maintenance Recommendations & Work Plans. After field work and analysis, we can take the data and make suggestions for tasks or projects with the ultimate goal being to improve your water system.
At the client’s request, WithersRavenel can use fire flow information to create work plans for maintenance and water models for system expansion.