The NFPA Fire Protection Handbook recommends:
• Where hydrants are located on a private water system and hose lines are intended to be used directly from the hydrants
they should be so located as to keep hose lines short, preferably not over 75m.
• For average conditions hydrants are normally placed 12,2 m from the building to be protected. Where this is not possible,
they are set where the chance of injury by falling walls is small and where fire-fighters are not likely to be driven away by
smoke or heat.
• In crowded industrial yards, hydrants can usually be placed beside low buildings, near substantial stair
towers or at corners formed by masonry walls that are not likely to fall.
• Hydrants located in areas subject to heavy traffic need protection.
• Hydrants should be set plumb with outlets about 0,46 m above ground and 0,46 m above the floor in hose houses.
FPASA Bulletin 15 recommends:
• Hydrants spaced not more than 60 m apart must completely surround the property to be protected.
• Additional hydrants must be installed in such a way as to ensure that all parts of the property protected are within 90m of a
large bore nozzle attached to not more than 45m of hoze.
• Hydrant valves must match the local fire brigade hose couplings, but must in no case be smaller than 63.5mm internal diameter.
• Each hydrant valve must be supplied with at least 45 m of approved hose of not less than 63,5 mm
internal diameter, in two or more lengths of not less than 15 m each and with one branch pipe and
nozzle 15,9 mm or larger in diameter. (Adjustable nozzles giving either spray or jets are recommended.)
Three types: White Synthetic Fibre, Red PVC coated and Yellow PVC coated.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER POWDERS
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services, range of dry chemical powders are suitable for
A, B or C class fire or a combination of ABC class fires.
Dry chemical powders have been developed over a period of thirty years and can be supplied as Alpha
Dynaflo, an ultra high performance product or in various grades down to our AphaMegaflo 34 – 40%
which carries a 2A-2B rating.
Co2 TROLLEY UNITS DCP TROLLEY UNITS
All fire blankets comply with EN 1869-1997 as well as BS476 part 4 and 7
Quality that is gained and maintained by the excellence of its products and services, and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
Having the right signs in the right place will help you to comply with the SABS 1186 regulations, as well as keeping your employees safe by minimising confusion during evacuation.
Types of signs available:
• Hanging - Frames & Chains or Alluminum
VEHICLE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Several products specifically designed for protection on vehicles and trucks are available.
The last official statistics published by the Fire Protection Association in 2000 indicate that the transport sector of the South African economy encountered almost 33% of all losses due to fire (R319 million).
• Manually Operated Vehicle Extinguishers
• Automatic Vehicle Extinguishers
• Cabinets- Powder- Foam-
• First Aid Kits
COMBINATION SYMBOLIC SAFETY SIGNS
SUPPLIERS & SERVICING OF:
|• Hose Reels
|• Fire Equipment
|• Safety & Symbolic Signs
|• Medical Equipment
Multi-Purpose and Simple method of operation
Every 12 months, or sooner, (depending on local authorities or risk area). New line pressure testing of cylinder is required every 5 years to comply with SANS 10105 and SABS 1475.
CO2 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
These extinguishers are not ideal for outdoor use and struggle to extinguish a deep-seated fire.
They are ideal for indoor applications in areas where technical equipment such as computers or
cash sale points are situated as a first means of attack. CO² gas extinguishes the fire by
removing the available oxygen and cooling down the fire. High-pressure seamless aluminum
cylinder, robustly constructed to international standards. Lever operated brass head, with built
in pressure release safety disc,.
We pride ourselves on being a multi-disciplined fire protection organisation by offering a wide spectrum of fire protection products and services. We also strictly comply with the requirements and standards of the following regularity organisations:
· SABS 1475 Maintenance hand held appliances
· SAQCC (Fire) Staff competency certification
At DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services we have the necessary expertise and specialized equipment to offer the following services in compliance with the above organisations:
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services. is a diversified Fire and Safety Equipment and Services company. At DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services we have the necessary expertise and specialized equipment to offer the following services in compliance with the above organisations,
· Maintenance of hand held appliances
· Maintenance and installation of hose reel and hydrant systems
· Maintenance and installation of fire pumps
We are able to offer the absolute best prices, delivery and service available. Blue Crane Fire Equipment is our signature product line of fire equipment, manufactured and designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of industrial and commercial applications. This proposal is compiled to highlight the various types of equipment which we manufacture, sell and service.
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services covers all aspects of your fire protection needs, from the free preliminary survey through to servicing and ongoing maintenance of all types and makes of portable fire fighting equipment. Servicing is normally done through a combination of our mobile technicians utilising the specialised service centre infrastructure as back up for all off site works.
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services centre are SANS 1475 approved. Our technicians are registered at S.A.Q.C.C. (South African Qualifications and Certification Committee) and, qualified to perform all safety critical maintenance work on your fire equipment. We regularly provide loan units where necessary thereby reducing the turnaround time dramatically or ensuring that your premises are not left at risk.
From this information an action plan is devised including a detailed proposal with regards to new equipment requirements if any, and the compliance thereof, to all relevant regulations and legislation. After this, a detailed service proposal will be made taking cognisance of your individual company's needs.
Completely controllable for extended use; Inexpensive to recharge; very simple operation; discharge horn and instruction label colour coded black; corrosion resistant.
Every 12 months, or sooner (depending on local authorities). Hydrostatic pressure testing of
cylinder is required every 5 years to comply with SABS 0105 and SABS 1475 and SANS 1910.
CIMA UMLILO – STAINLESS STEEL
FOAM AND WATER EXTINGUISHERS
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher Services, CIMA range of stored pressure foam content
extinguishers are suitable for A, B class fire or a combination of AB class fires.
The water extinguishers are suitable for A class fires and have limited effect on B class fires and may be
detrimental on some B class fires.
CIMA UMLILO FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
DRY CHEMICAL POWDER (DCP) EXTINGUISHER
DTS Development and Fire Extinguisher's range of stored pressure dry chemical powder
extinguishers are suitable for A, B or C class fire or a combination of ABC class fires
(electrical hazards, flammable liquids and gasses, powder is also effective for vehicle fires).
Powders are siliconised for superior flow and anti caking. Operating heads are of brass with
either zinc or chrome plating; steel epoxy coated carrying handle and discharge lever, fitted
with safety relief valve and pressure gauge. Extinguishers of 4kg and bigger are fitted with a
high pressure discharge hose and discharge nozzle which slips over a peg on the base skirt.
DTS Development & Fire Extinguisher Services, CIMA ranges of liquid content extinguishers are powder
coated to prevent corrosion. The foam is high expansion foam developed and manufactured of brass
with either zinc or chrome plating; steel epoxy coated carrying handle and discharge lever, fitted with
safety relief valve and pressure gauge.
Extinguishers of 4kg and bigger are fitted with a high pressure discharge hose and discharge nozzle which
slips over a peg on the base skirt.
The hose can be operated instantaneously by one person simply by turning on the valve and, under
pressure, drawing off the hose through the pulley in any direction. Once within range of the fire, the
operator is able to control the water stream from the nozzle. For swift operation, refer to directions
depicted on the instruction label. After use, we recommend that the reel be checked and sealed by a
service technician. For sealing purposes, the valve is provided with a hole on the handwheel. When not
in use, the valve must remain in the sealed/off position.
Handwheels are marked 'OPEN-OOP'.
Suitable for Class A fires, e.g. combustible materials such as wood, paper and fabrics. The operator can quickly apply an nlimited water stream directly to the risk. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
To comply with SABS 1475 every 12 months, or sooner (depending on local authority regulations
SABS 0400 requires hydrants to be provided for:
v All buildings exceeding 12 m in height.* High and moderate risk industrial premises of any height where the floor area
exceeds 1000 m.
• Hydrants should be provided at the rate of not less than one per 1000 m of floor area or part thereof.
• Hose and branchpipes should be provided if required by the local authority.
• Hydrants should comply with SABS 1128 Part 1.
• Water supplies should conform to the relevant sections of section WW of SABS 0400 - 1990.
FPAUK Fire Safety Data Sheet PE8 recommends external hydrants be positioned so that:
• They are not more than 150 m apart.
• There is one hydrant within 70 m of an entry to every building on the premises.
• Not less than 6 m from buildings to ensure they remain usable during a fire.
• Exits are not obstructed.
• The parking, loading and unloading of vehicles is unlikely to obstruct use of hydrants.
• They are immediately adjacent to roadways of hard standing suitable for fire appl