It is recommended that Firelines (Hydrants) should be routinely tested every 5 years although especially if there is no pressing need to test a specific hydrant or if test data less than 5-year-old is available from an adjacent hydrant within the same grid.
It is entirely up to the network’s owner how often each grid / suburb requires testing, although flow testing is performed to ensure utility owned fire hydrants can safely operate under fire conditions.
Leaktech have a proven track record working with the community and water utilities to safely and accurately test thousands of hydrants across Australia. Recently Leaktech have competed a Project in Far North Queensland which consisted of 2166 Fire Hydrants across 7 suburbs and included general maintenance items such as:
• Valve Markers
• Cat’s Eyes
• Road Markers
• Maintenance / Repairs works
• Hydrant Pit Clean Outs
Through project planning and working closely with our client, we safely and efficiently reduced the project timeframe from 12 weeks to 6 weeks and received practical completion. Leaktech’s trained and experienced technicians safely, efficiently, and accurately tested all hydrants recording all data and updating all asset locations via GIS. All traffic management was completed internally by our trained technicians, which allowed us to keep project costs down.
The works could not have been achieved without the dedication and thoroughness of the teams involved in the works.
Keeping Hydrant and valve assets safe, accessible and in good working order ensures the fire brigade can effectively respond to fires and it also allows water utility companies to perform maintenance works, repairs to networks and also identify and locate lost or unidentified assets.
Leaktech’s Management System and Procedures mitigate all project risks to “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP) while our Quality Plans minimise the probability of damaging assets and property.
Our workforce is a multi-disciplined / skilled team with capabilities in Leak Detection, Service Location (including ground penetrating radar), flow testing and many other capabilities to ensure each project’s success.
Leaktech operates across all areas, states, and regions throughout Australia. Please feel free to contact one of our friendly team to discuss any of your project requirements.