Pre-commissioning Procedure for Fire Hose Rack & Fire Hose Reel

Ensure that the Hose Rack & Hose Reel installation is complete and mechanical completion is approved. Ensure that all drawings are approved by the civil defense authority.

Ensure that no damage has occurred between mechanical completion & pre-commissioning. Repair all damages to the equipment paint finish.


Follow below sequence for proceeding the testing works:

  1. Check that the Fire Fighting piping network is complete with proper valves, drains, vents, strainers, pressure reducing valves & instruments in place.
  2. Ensure that the Fire Fighting network is pressure tested and approved.
  3. Ensure that future provision connection to the hose reels are installed and plugged suitably.
  4. Ensure that the Fire cabinets & hose reels are installed in line with approved shop drawings & relevant method statement.
  5. Ensure fire extinguishers are installed as per approved shop drawings.
  6. Ensure that the fire cabinet door can be fully opened.
  7. Ensure that the fire pumps are commissioned & the system is under pressure.
  8. Ensure that the supervisory control valve for the fire hose cabinet is installed & electrically connected to fire alarm system.
  9. Ensure that all valves are properly tagged & identified.

Fire Hose Reel Testing & Commissioning

Commissioning Procedure for Fire Hose Rack & Fire Hose Reel

  1. Ensure that all the pre-commissioning checks are carried out successfully.
  2. Open the supervisory isolation valve for the fire hose cabinet & allow the water to flow into landing valve & hose reel.

Hose Reel

  1. Pull out the hose from the hose reel to a length of approximately 3 meters & ensure that the automatic valve opens & the fire alarm signal is generated.
  2. Ensure that the complete length of hose will open in all directions only by pulling the nozzle without even touching the hose reel.
  3. Adjust the nozzle to set the required throw / flow of water.
  4. Check for any leakage in the hose reel connections.
  5. Check the pressure in the PRV down stream which should be 65 psi.

Hose Rack

  1. Pull the hose from the hose rack.
  2. Open the landing valve & check the water flow from the nozzle.
  3. Check if the fire alarm signal is generated.
  4. Check for any leakage in the hose connection / pipe joints.

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