TEXAS FIRE HOSE TESTING
Below is a brief description of the procedures we follow when testing firefighting hose. These procedures meet or exceed NFPA 1962 Standards, and include the latest testing requirements.
- We photo document each hose bed to ensure the hose is reloaded to your exact specifications.
- Hose is unloaded from one apparatus at a time. We can test up to 14 lines at a time and normally complete an engine within 2- 2.5 hours.
- Next we visually inspect all hose, couplings and gaskets for abnormalities. If a length of hose is found to be faulty, the line is removed from service and red tagged. Tags show why hose was removed from service, when and for what reason.
- We then lubricate each hose coupling to insure smooth operation.
- During testing, we inventory and log each hose using your identification system. If you do not have an ID system, we can create one for you at no additional charge.
- Hose is connected to our special testing equipment for pressure testing. During this test, all lines are secured to reduce the possibility of injury should a line fail or burst.
- Following the pressure test, lines are drained and reloaded according to your specifications.
- We normally test between 10-12,000 feet of hose per day, which expedites the process for your department and reduces downtime for your apparatus and manpower.
- The final step is to Document Test Results. We provide you with a detailed report identifying the testing procedures, test pressures, which hoses pass/fail, etc.
- The process is fast and safe. We can schedule most tests to be conducted in 30 days or less.