Reliable Dry Hydrant Systems for Rural Fire Suppression
In areas where municipal water systems are not available, dry hydrants supply water for fighting fires. A dry fire hydrant system is similar to a standpipe in a building or structure. Dry hydrant systems include an unpressurized, permanently installed pipe that has one end below the water level of a lake or pond. This end usually has a strainer to prevent debris from entering the pipe. The other end is above ground and has a hard sleeve connector. When needed, a pumper fire engine will pump from the lake or pond by drafting water from the dry hydrant system.
Because lower pressure exists at the pump intake, atmospheric pressure on the pond or lake forces water into part of the dry fire hydrant system above water, into the hard sleeve, and finally into the pump. This water can then be pumped by the engine’s centrifugal pump to another pumper, water storage tank or the fire itself using a fire hose valve.
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