Hydrant valves are commonly referred to as landing valves or millcocks.
Hydrant valves provide a standardised connection and are installed on fire service pipelines from a reliable water source to control the flow of water, the supply of which is to be utilised for fire fighting purposes.
They are installed as either “Attack Hydrants” which are utilised to directly fight fires or as “Feed Hydrants” which supply water that is pumped back into a fire service, via a booster head, thus restoring pressure that has been depleted through the operation of multiple “Attack Hydrants”.
Security lockout devices are available for Hydrant Valves that can minimise the damage caused by vandals and restrict water loss through unauthorised access. These are required to be locked by special 003 “fire brigade” keyed padlocks.
Each Australian State has its own specific connection requirements. If you have a question regarding a particular connection requirement please e-mail or call KlineFire on (03) 8738 6666.
Hydrant valve manufacture is governed by AS2419.2
Maintenance of Hydrants is prescribed by AS1851