Boosted Flow Testing
Pre-Construction Flow and Pressure Testing for Consultants
Safetytech “flow and pressure testing” department offer a West Australian wide service to fire and hydraulic consultants. This enables hydraulic designers to design reliable fire solutions and enables local water utilities to maintain their hydrant assets. Detailed reports using calibrated equipment are supplied instantly from our mobile devices. Partnering with Safetytech gives you certified information to design and commission compliant hydrant systems.
Annual Hydrant Flow Testing as per AS1851:2012 Table 4.4.3 Item 3.7
AS1851:2012 Table 4.4.3 Item 3.7 “Water Supply Proving Test” calls for a hydrant flow test to be carry out annually. SFS have apparatus calibrated by Water Corporation ready on hand to carry out water supply and hydrant flow testing. Detailed reports with Pass/Fail, pressure and flow recordings, site photographs along with system requirements
5 Yearly Boosted Flow Testing as per AS1851:2012 Table 4.4.4 Item 4.2
Our experience within the industry is that most companies are offering hydrostatic pressure testing as per AS1851 Table 4.4.4 Item 4.3 however do not offer “Booster Connection Flow Testing” as itemise in 4.2.
When choosing your fire contractor of choice, it is important to understand the services they can offer in-house. Boosted flow test is arguably the most important test on a hydrant system and often we see the test is not been performed. These tests simulate Fire Brigade operations when firefighting. This test proves there are no obstruction or impediments between the booster arrangement, the fire pump bypass and the most remote hydrant. It also confirms the integrity of the piping within the system. Failure of a hydrant system could be catastrophic. Over years the system will deteriorate internally & restrictions do result.
Our tender trucks utilised for these tests are ex-local department vehicles that are purpose built for the application. Past experience has seen apparatus constructed to serve the same purpose however the pumping capacity is much higher therefore damaging the integrity of the system pipework.