Singapore Standard 575 Code of practice for fire hydrant, rising mains and hose reel systems.

Singapore standard 575 or SS 575 for short governs Code of practice the fire hydrant, rising mains and hose reel systems

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This is a very summarised version of the standard that is not word for word and many parts have been omitted out. We will not be responsible for any miscommunication and misunderstanding that have resulted from reading this page. The wording has been greatly simplified to make it easier for the layman to understand and to avoid copyright issues. This page is meant to educate new staff that will be responsible of fire fighting equipment in their premises.

The owner’s responsibility:

Fire Hydrants, Dry Riser Stacks and Hose Reels have to be maintained once a year by a competent person.
Source: SS575 11.1.1, 11.2.2.2, 11.2.5.4

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Annual Servicing Requirements

The passing criteria for a fire hydrant in a building with the floor area of the largest compartment of the building no bigger than 1000m2 is:

38Liters/s AND 2 Bar Flowing pressure.

Fire hydrant testing equipment are available here

This is the configuration that Fire Armour and SCDF uses. It allows both flow rate and pressure be measured simultaneously.

Singapore fire-hydrant-testing configuration

Where should fire hose reels be installed?

According to Singapore SCDF Fire Code chapter 6.2.8 (d) ,

(3) Hose reels shall be sited in prominent and accessible locations within a distance of 5m from the exit door but not inside exit staircases. If there are parts of the floor space that are beyond the 36m coverage (30m hose path and 6m throw) of the hose reel, additional hose reels shall be provided at the common area or at a distance of not more than 5m from the exit access door of a room. 

Maintenance of Fire Hose Reels

Following Singapore Standards, fire hose reels have to be maintained annually by a trained technician. During maintenance, the technicians will check for leakages, kinked hoses or damage drums which may impede fire fighting efforts.