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Fire Hose Reel System Supplier in Malaysia
VIC Engineering is here to provide Malaysia’s best fire hose reel system. Our fire hose reels are made from high-quality materials, are built to last, and are easy to use and maintain, so you can be sure they will be ready to use when needed.
Frequently Asked Questions on Fire Hose Reel
Where are fire hose reels required?
Fire hose reels are commonly required and installed in various locations to ensure the availability of firefighting equipment and enhance safety measures. Here are some typical locations where fire hose reels are often found:
- Commercial and office buildings.
- High-rise residential buildings.
- Industrial facilities.
- Public facilities.
How to use a fire hose reel?
Here are the steps on how to use a fire hose reel:
- Check the hose for damage.
- Break the anti-tamper seal (if any).
- Turn on the water supply.
- Reel out the hose.
- Connect the nozzle to the hose.
- Turn on the nozzle.
- Aim the nozzle at the fire.
- Extinguish the fire.
- Rewind the hose.
- Turn off the water supply.
How to roll up a fire hose on a reel?
Here are the steps on how to roll up a fire hose on a reel:
- Stand in front of the reel with the hose facing you.
- Grasp the hose near the nozzle with one hand and near the coupling with the other hand.
- Start rolling the hose up in a spiral motion, keeping the hose as tight as possible.
- As you roll the hose, make sure that the hose is not kinked or twisted.
- Once the hose is rolled up, secure it with a hose strap or a piece of rope.
- Place the hose back on the reel.
What is the working pressure of a hose reel?
In Malaysia, the working pressure of a hose reel is typically 12 bar, with a test pressure of 18 bar. This means that the hose reel can withstand a maximum pressure of 18 bar without bursting, but it is designed to operate at a pressure of 12 bar.
The minimum pressure for a hose reel is typically 2 bar, which is the minimum pressure required to ensure that the water flows freely from the hose.
How to test a fire hose pressure?
Testing the pressure of a fire hose is an important procedure to ensure its reliability during firefighting operations. Here are the general steps involved in testing the pressure of a fire hose:
- Disconnect the fire hose from the water source.
- Attach the pressure test kit to the end of the fire hose.
- Fill the fire hose with water.
- Turn on the pressure test kit and gradually increase the pressure until it reaches the required test pressure.
- Hold the pressure for a period of time, usually 10 minutes.
- If the pressure drops during the test, the fire hose is not holding pressure and will need to be replaced.
- Once the test is complete, turn off the pressure test kit and disconnect the fire hose.
What is involved in servicing a fire hose reel?
Fire hose reels are an essential part of any fire system, and they need to be properly maintained to ensure that they are in good working order. A fire hose reel service typically includes the following:
- Visual inspection.
- Pressure test.
- Flow test.
- Cleaning and lubricating.