Fire Hose

Hydrostatic Fire Hose Testing Services

 NFPA Standard #1962

Requirements for Testing Occupant-Use Hose

2.3.2. In-service hose designed for occupant use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified in Chapter 5 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after installation and every 3 years thereafter.

2.3.3. In-service hose shall be unracked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically inspected as specified in Section 2-5 at least annually. Hose shall be reracked, rereeled, or rerolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.

2.5.1. Physical inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings, and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.

4.1.2. All nozzles shall be inspected at least annually and after each use. The nozzle inspection shall include verification of the following:

Clear of obstructions in waterway.

No damage to tip.

Full operation of adjustments such as pattern selection, etc.

Proper operation of shut off valve if so equipped

No missing parts

Threaded gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1

5-1.2.1. The service test pressure for hose manufactured in July, 1987 and after to meet the requirements of the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, Standard for Fire Hose, is stenciled on each length of hose and reads "Service Test to_______PSI per NFPA 1962."





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