THE WATERWAY PROCESS
The following is a detail of the process we follow for every job:
First we remove debris from test site if necessary
Apparatus is diagrammed and digital photos are taken to ensure hose is placed back in the exact location and packed properly as per customer requiremenst for loops, colors, etc.
Hose is layed out to a maximum of 300' as per NFPA
While the hose is out, we sweep the beds and tighten the dividers. Some departments have changed their tank anodes at this time also.
A uniquie ID # is stenciled on both ends of each length
An expansion ring is marked completely around each coupling to check for slippage during testing
Hose is connected to pump and secured by a rope as per NFPA Standard.
Air is bled out before test begins.
Hose is tested to required pressure and follows NFPA 1962 standard.
After hose has been tested for the required time, each length is walked to view any defects or failures. We also check and replace gaskets as necessary.
Click here to see the many types of failures we have encountered.
Leaks are marked at the location of failure.
All defective hose is tagged as per NFPA 1962 requirements with the reason and exact location noted to assist in repairs. We will also contact your hose repair company if requested to explain a hose defect.
Hose is repacked on the apparatus. Leave the dirty work to us! An average engine is back in service in about 2 hours.
Waterway returns hoses to the engines in "parade pack" style.
Loops and folds exactly as you want them.
The job is not complete until the engine is rinsed down.
You will receive full hose test records in about a week. If you would like the reports customized in any way, or additional copies, just ask.
In addition, you receive a CD of all test records that is compatible with most FD inventory control software. We will format the data any way your system requires.
Your records are also available 24/7/365 on our secure server. The front cover page of your report will conatin a username and a password for access. We will maintain these records on-line for a minimum of 5 years. Click here for a sample of our on-line report.