Hydrant Servicing & Testing

Fire Hydrants are usually used by the fire brigade to refill their fire tender tanks or for a direct through a standpipe to a flat hose to tackle a fire. The private underground fire hydrants usually connected to the water mains supply and located out side most private commercial or business premises and are identified by a yellow “H” marker post or the cover is “FH” and typically painted yellow as well.

flowmasterIFS undertake the testing and inspection of these fire hydrants to the ISEN14339 2005 and BS9990 2006 standards. Under these standards there is a requirement that all fire hydrants on an annual basis be tested and inspected, these tests include flow and pressure testing of the water flow. The testing should include the logging of the pressure in varied locations whilst establishing the maximum sustainable flow rate form each hydrant

With the recent purchase of the Flow master 250 IFS are now in a position to offer improved this service but also to provide our customers with a digital record of the Flow and pressure readings taken during the service per Hydrant.

With the aid of the FMS 4.3 software our engineers can provide the date and time of the test, along with a digital record of flow readings in litres per minute (LPM) in real time display, showing the length and duration of the test, not only that but also the BAR pressure recorded as well. This software also has the ability to record how much water was used during the test so that your clients can monitor water costs incurred during the testing, as per Figure 1 and 2 below.


This improved reporting and digital record ensures that your client has peace of mind knowing that they are meeting the requirements of the IS EN 14339 2005 and BS 9990 2006 when it comes to the recording of the testing and maintenance of their Hydrants.

IFS are one of only a handful of companies who carry out the servicing of Hydrants to the correct standards of the IS EN 14339 which also includes flow and pressure readings taken from each individual Hydrant. Upon completion of the service and test each Hydrant is provided with an individual test certificate complete with a printed “bit map” of the recorded test readings.