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ADB1 Para:14.1 Introduction

Fire mains are installed for the fire and rescue service to connect hoses for water. They may be either of the following.
a. The ‘dry’ type, which are both of the following.
i. Normally kept empty.
ii. Supplied through a hose from a fire and rescue service pumping appliance.
b. The ‘wet’ type, which are both of the following.
i. Kept full of water.
ii. Supplied by pumps from tanks in the building.
There should be a facility to replenish a wet system from a pumping appliance in an emergency.

ADB1 Para:14.10 Provision of private hydrants

Each fire hydrant should be clearly indicated by a plate, fixed nearby in a conspicuous position, in accordance with BS 3251.

ADB1 Para:14.11 Provision of private hydrants

Guidance on aspects of the provision and siting of private fire hydrants is given in BS 9990.

ADB1 Para:14.12 Alternative supply of water

An alternative source of water should be supplied where any of the following apply.
a. No piped water supply is available.
b. Pressure and flow in the water main are insufficient.
c. An alternative source of supply is proposed.

ADB1 Para:14.13 Alternative supply of water

The alternative source of water supply should be one of the following, subject to consultation with the local fire and rescue service.
a. A charged static water tank with a minimum capacity of 45,000 litres.
b. A spring, river, canal or pond that is capable of fulfilling both of the following conditions.
i. Providing or storing a minimum of 45,000 litres of water at all times.
ii. Providing access, space and a hardstanding for a pumping appliance.
c. Any other water supply that the local fire and rescue service considers appropriate.

ADB1 Para:14.2 Provision of fire mains

Buildings with firefighting shafts should have fire mains provided in both of the following.
a. The firefighting stairs.
b. Where necessary, in protected stairways.
The criteria for providing firefighting shafts and fire mains are given in Section 15.

ADB1 Para:14.3 Provision of fire mains

Buildings without firefighting shafts should be provided with fire mains where fire service vehicle access is not provided in accordance with paragraph 13.2(a). In these cases, the fire mains should be located within the protected stairway enclosure, with a maximum hose distance of 45m from the fire main outlet to the furthest point inside each flat, measured on a route suitable for laying a hose.

ADB1 Para:14.4 Design and construction of fire mains

The outlets from fire mains should be located within the protected stairway enclosure (see Diagram 15.1).

ADB1 Para:14.5 Design and construction of fire mains

Guidance on the design and construction of fire mains is given in BS 9990.

ADB1 Para:14.6 Design and construction of fire mains

Buildings with a storey more than 50m above fire service vehicle access level should be provided with wet fire mains. In all other buildings where fire mains are provided, either wet or dry fire mains are suitable.

ADB1 Para:14.7 Design and construction of fire mains

Fire service vehicle access to fire mains should be provided as described in paragraphs 13.5 and 13.6.

ADB1 Para:14.8 Provision of private hydrants

A building requires additional fire hydrants if both of the following apply.
a. It has a compartment with an area of more than 280m2.
b. It is being erected more than 100m from an existing fire hydrant.

ADB1 Para:14.9 Provision of private hydrants

If additional hydrants are required, these should be provided in accordance with the following.
a. For buildings provided with fire mains – within 90m of dry fire main inlets.
b. For buildings not provided with fire mains – hydrants should be both of the following.
i. Within 90m of an entrance to the building.
ii. A maximum of 90m apart.

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