Hydrant & Sprinkler Booster Australian Standards
Refer AS2419.1 2017 for full industry requirements and further details.
Some important considerations when buying or installing a Hydrant Booster Assembly;
- Positioned where it is easily identifiable and accessible for fire fighters and tenders. – in front or on the approach to the building
- Must be installed to NCC and applicable Australian standards eg AS2419.1 for hydrants.
- Enclosed in a lockable cabinet and openable by standard booster key approved by local authority.
- Pipework from water mains to backflow must be Watermarked approved.
- First Isolation valve from the water main into the backflow must be Watermarked approved.
- Butterfly Valves must be gear operated and approved to international standards and/or Active Fire
- An isolation valve must be installed under the booster.
- Gate Valves must be OSY and approved to international standards and/or Active Fire
- All 65mm Storz Adaptors must be forged.
- There must be clearance of MIN 100mm around all handwheels
- Must be at least 750mm above FGL and no higher than 1200mm except when installed as an “I Pattern”. (600mm – 1200MM)