FDC caps ensure optimal flow through a building's fire department connection by preventing foreign material from clogging the passageways. They ensure that a building's sprinkler system effectively receives supplemental water that fire departments provide through the FDC.
Need to test a fire hydrant's rate of discharge? Read this blog to find out how this is accomplished, and what steps should be taken to ensure accurate results. A popular way to perform hydrant flow testing is by using a Pitot gauge, which consists of three components: a blade, handle, and gauge. It remains one of the fastest, most efficient methods for measuring both straight tip and hydrant flow GPM to uncover reduced flow rates.