Types of fire hydrant valves and their uses
Fire hydrant valves are fittings that are used to control the flow of water through hoses connected by firefighters. There are various types of fire hydrant valves that can be bought, Maritime Fire offers five quality options for you to choose from. Read about the different types of fire hydrant valves found at Maritime Fire and their uses below:
There are several different types of fire hydrant valves, but the five on offer at Maritime Fire are; marine hydrant valves, oblique brass hydrant valves, right angle brass hydrant valves, tamper proof brass hydrant and keys and the booster connector valves. The marine hydrant valves, oblique brass hydrant valves and right-angle brass valves are all opened by use of a handwheel. The tamper proof brass hydrant and key is a type of fire hydrant that is opened by use of a key, rather than a hand wheel. The booster connector valves have a different task altogether than the other valves.
The main use of fire hydrant valves is to control the flow of water through the fire hydrant and any attachments. The valves can be opened to provide a powerful stream of water used in fire-fighting instances to put out fires. They cannot be partially opened, however, as this may cause subsidence and other issues as the pressurised water seeps into the ground. The booster connector valve is unique in the fact that it uses a type of technology that reduces any potential for leakages, it is also made from corrosion resistant materials.