Fire Hydrants are connection points used by Fire Departments to access water supply to manage fires. In an emergency, these devices must function properly and provide the necessary volume and pressure of water to handle the crisis. Routine inspections are needed to ensure they are up to speed. So let’s look at these key aspects of Fire Hydrant inspection.

  • What are some essential items checked in a typical Fire Hydrant inspection?
  • Why are Fire Hydrant inspections critical for the safety of people and property?
  • How does Fielda enable Fire Hydrant inspections with speed and convenience?

Essential items inspections include: When conducting a fire hydrant inspection, inspectors check the positioning and surroundings to ensure things like minimum clearance in all directions and check the presence of a diffuser where needed. They also inspect the device parts like the caps; to check the threading and lubrication. They examine the barrel for ice or water accumulation and look for discoloration of water or any presence of debris that could clog the hydrant. They inspect the condition of the safety chains breakaway flange, nozzle, and operating nut. Inspectors also typically conduct flow tests or hydrostatic tests for pressure capacity assessment. 

What makes Fire Hydrant Inspection so important: Unless routine inspections are conducted, hydrants can suffer from wear and tear, corrosion, blocks, which could prevent them from functioning when a fire breaks out. Building and property owners also have obligations to ensure upkeep according to regulatory standards. When anomalies are found, inspectors must immediately report these issues to the relevant department or property managers as required for prompt action. Ultimately, adequately maintained fire hydrants are essential to residents’ confidence in the area.

Fielda’s Fire Hydrant Inspection Checklists: With ample areas to be inspected, the usual time taken for fire hydrant inspections is no more than twenty minutes per hydrant. With this limited time, it’s vital inspectors can complete their data gathering with speed and efficiency. Fielda makes this possible with its customizable forms and checklists. A few clicks, and the data gathering is complete. All the data captured along with needed evidence in photos or videos can be instantly made available in a central data pool. In addition, updates can be shared with stakeholder departments in real-time, enabling quick repairs, servicing, or parts replacements as needed. 

Reach: Gain access even offline in remote off-grid areas and synchronize when connectivity is available

Record: Customize forms, checklists, and workflows to capture data for your unique business processes

Rationalize: Take informed operational decisions with end-to-end data visibility in real-time 


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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