Pro-Hydrant®

This software was developed to keep track of all the information that is associated with fire hydrants. There are three areas of information that are recorded in Pro hydrant. The first area is the hydrant card. The hydrant card keeps all the information about the hydrant which normally doesn’t change year to year including:
 

  • Hydrant number

  • Map page number

  • Street name

  • Cross-street name

  • Location

  • Hydrant Make/Model/Date Stamped

  • Main size

  • Lead size

  • Number of pumpers

  • Number of hose nozzles

The second area is the inspection history. As hydrants are inspected and flowed from year to year some information changes, this information is kept in ascending order by date so that the most recent information for the hydrant is always on top.  Probably the most important piece of history information is the hydrant status.  The status is used to organize the hydrants into groups.  For example: a hydrant with no problems is coded “OK”, a hydrant with a problem but is able to be flowed is “Usable – Minor Problem and a hydrant that cannot be flowed is “Unusable – Major Problem”.  The history section includes:
 

  • Inspection Date

  • Status

  • Technician

  • Problem Description

  • Color Scheme

  • Comments

The third area is the capacity test reports. When a section of water main is tested, to determine its flow capacity, a hydrant is flowed while the residual pressure is recorded on an adjoining hydrant. A pressure gauge is used to determine the residual pressure during the flow testing process while insuring the distribution system pressure remains above 20 psi.  All of the pertinent information for each fire hydrant associated with the water main capacity (Hydrant Test) will be documented. This data is critical to establishing an ongoing flow testing and maintenance program.  The Capacity Test Report contains the Hydrant Cards for each hydrant used as either a Flow or Residual hydrant, the residual, the static, and Pitot pressures recorded and the calculated flow potential at a draw down to a residual pressure of 35, 30, 25, 20 p.s.i.g The following is a list of the information gathered and recorded.
 

  • Fire hydrant nozzle size used for each test

  • Residual pressure

  • Static pressure

  • Flow rate in GPM (gallons per minute)

  • Amount of time it takes to flush each hydrant

  • An estimate of water used during the operation of each hydrant

  • The date tested and technicians operating the fire hydrant

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