Hydrants - Mather and Platt
HYDRANT SYSTEM - A Hydrant System is an arrangement of piping, valves, hose outlets and allied equipment installed around buildings and structures with outlets located in such a manner that water can be discharged in streams through hose and nozzles for the purpose of extinguishing a fire and thus protecting a building or structure and its contents in addition to protecting the occupants.
The water supply is usually provided by a pumping system
FEATURES - A well designed and well laid out Hydrant System is the backbone of the entire fire fighting equipment.
It continues to be in full operation even if part of the affected buildings/structures collapse and keeps the adjoining areas cool, thereby minimizing exposure hazards.