TESTING, PRE COMMISSIONING & COMMISSIONING PROCEDURE METHOD STATEMENT FOR FIRE HOSE RACKS & FIRE HOSE REEL.
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:
- Check that the Fire Fighting piping network is complete with proper valves, drains, vents, strainers, pressure reducing valves & instruments in place.
- Ensure that the Fire Fighting network is pressure tested and approved.
- Ensure that future provision connection to the hose reels are installed and plugged suitably.
- Ensure that the Fire cabinets & hose reels are installed in line with approved shop drawings & relevant method statement.
- Ensure fire extinguishers are installed as per approved shop drawings.
- Ensure that the fire cabinet door can be fully opened.
- Ensure that the fire pumps are commissioned & the system is under pressure.
- Ensure that the supervisory control valve for the fire hose cabinet is installed & electrically connected to fire alarm system.
- Ensure that all valves are properly tagged & identified.
Commissioning Procedure for Fire Hose Rack & Fire Hose Reel
- Ensure that all the pre-commissioning checks are carried out successfully.
- Open the supervisory isolation valve for the fire hose cabinet & allow the water to flow into landing valve & hose reel.
- 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.
- Ensure that the complete length of hose will open in all directions only by pulling the nozzle without even touching the hose reel.
- Adjust the nozzle to set the required throw / flow of water.
- Check for any leakage in the hose reel connections.
- Check the pressure in the PRV down stream which should be 65 psi.
- Pull the hose from the hose rack.
- Open the landing valve & check the water flow from the nozzle.
- Check if the fire alarm signal is generated.
- Check for any leakage in the hose connection / pipe joints.