Fire hoses and connectors
Lay flat Fire hoses are used by firefighters worldwide and are probably the most important piece of equipment on a fire appliance.
All fire hoses with Kitemark certification will conform with construction, dimension, weight, burst pressure, adhesion, moisture absorption, flexibility, heat aging, abrasion resistance, and ozone resistance requirements of the standards. Every length of the hose is pressure tested and marked correctly. Kitemark certification schemes for these products will automatically qualify against CE marking compliance.
BS 6391 -Type 1
Fire hoses - no heat treatment applied liquid absorbable
BS 6391 -Type 2
Fire hoses - external coating against liquid absorption
BS 6391 -Type 3
Fire hoses - external coating against abrasion
BS EN 694: 2001
Fire-fighting hoses. Semi-rigid hoses for fixed systems
BS 336: 1989
Fire hose couplings and ancillary equipment
Fire Hose Reels
There are two main types of reel. Automatic reels and manual reels. As well as Kitemark certification to the above standards, full compliance testing can be done against the Construction Products Instruction.
BS EN 671-1: 2001
Hose reels with semi rigid hose
BS EN 671-2: 2001
Hose systems with lay flat hose
Fire Hydrant Valves
In addition to Kitemark certification on the above standards, stand alone CE marking is offered on BS EN 14339. Testing can be undertaken both on-site or at BSI’s extensive test facilities. This can be further complemented with full compliance testing against the Construction Products Instruction (CPD).
BS 750: 2006
Specification for underground fire hydrants and surface box frames and covers.
BS EN 14339: 2005
Underground fire hydrants
BS 5041-1: 1987
Fire hydrant systems equipment. Specification for landing valves for wet risers.
BS 5041-2: 1987
Fire hydrant systems equipment. Specification for landing valves for dry risers.
BS 5041-3: 1975
Fire hydrant systems equipment. Specification for inlet breechings for dry riser inlets.
BS 5041-4: 1975
Fire hydrant systems equipment. Specification for boxes for landing valves for dry risers.
BS 5041-5: 1974
Fire hydrant systems equipment. Specification for boxes for foam inlets and dry riser inlets.