Compliance With Authority And Regulations
The National Fire Protection Association states that fire hoses manufactured during July 1987, or after that date, to the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, shall be service tested as specified in Section 4.8. Attack fire hose should be service tested to a minimum of 300 psi (20.7 bar or 2070 kPa), or a pressure not to exceed the service test pressure marked on the hose. Learn more about this guide at https://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/AboutTheCodes/1962/1962_F2017_FHS_AAA_FD_PIResponses.pdf
Sound confusing? That’s because fire hose inspection can get wordy and technical for inspection technicians, which is why InspectNTrack allows users to create custom question sets. This ensures that fire hose inspection questions are simple and clear, and gather the right information. With InspectNTrack, complicated fire hose inspection is more simple and accurate. Fire hoses are not easy to inspect, which is why the InspectNTrack interface ensures that all parts of the fire hose are inspected and the technicians can properly follow the question guide.
Keep Track Of Your Fire Hose Inspection
In regard to fire hose inspections, NFPA compliance is constantly changing. As unsafe conditions are discovered or new technology is created, the questions required for inspections change.
For example, it was discovered by experts that discharge to atmosphere relief valves are virtually unheard of in modern fire apparatus discharge plumbing. All modern fire apparatus have efficient pressure control systems, as per NFPA 1901. Proper operation of apparatus when pumping supply hose precludes this requirement. Virtually all LDH hose appliances include intake relief valves that adequately address this pressure issue.
In the case of changing discharge atmosphere relief valves, the question prompts can be quickly changed to ask questions that gather the correct information. Without customizable question sets, it can be difficult to keep up with the changing NFPA codes, which can have negative impacts on companies and their inspection processes. Using customizable questions ensures that the risk of fines or improperly inspected assets is mitigated. These questions can be changed by going to the questions tab and inputting whatever information needs to be added or omitted.