Fire Hydrant System

Fire Protection: Stress Corrosion Cracking

While researching leaks in fire sprinkler and hydrant water supplied, I came across a new term, that I was initially unfamiliar with - Stress Corrosion Cracking ("SCC").

Wikipedia: Stress corrosion cracking

Victoria: When is a Plumbing Compliance Certificate Required?

The Plumbing Regulations 2008 (Vic) set out the definition and requirements for plumbing work in Victoria. The Regulations also set out the requirements for a Licensed Plumbing Practitioners to issue a Compliance Certificate.

Licensed Plumbing Practitioners, must issue a compliance certificate for all plumbing work that falls into the following types:

    Fire Hydrant Systems - Principle of Operation

    In a building, a fire hydrant system is a safety measure or emergency equipment required in some buildings that comprises a series of components that when assembled together provide a source of water to assist fire authorities in a fire.

    Putting it another way, a fire hydrant system is a water supply with a sufficient pressure and flow delivered through pipes throughout a building to strategically located network of valves for fire-fighting purposes.