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IS : 908 - 1975 (Reaffirmed ( Reaffirmed1995 ) ) 2000

Indian Standard
SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE HYDRANT, STAND POST TYPE (

Second Revision )
Fourth Reprint JUNE 1998 ( Incorporating Amendment No. 1)

UDC 614.843.1

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0 Copyright BUREAU
MANAK

1977

OF

INDIAN

STANDARDS
ZAFAR MARG

BHAVAN,

9 BAHADUR SHAH NEW DELHI 110002

Gr 2

September

1975

IS:908-1975

Indian Standard
SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE HYDRANT, STAND POST TYPE (

Second Revision )
Committee, BDC 22
Representwag Ministry of Home Affiirs

Fire Fighting Sectional


Chairman
SHRI P. NI &kHBOTRA

,. Members

SHBI G. B. MENON ( Alternate to Shri P. N. Mehrotra ) Central Building Research Institute DE G. N. BADAMI (CSIR), Roorkee SERI GOPAL KRHHAN ( Alternate ) A.von Services ( Production & Agencies ) Private Ltd, SERI P. R. BALDOTA New Delhi DE D, S. JAIBWAR ( Alternate) Insurance Association of India, Bombay SHRI P. K. BEARUCEA SHRI A. CaaTTEaJI ( Alternate ) Air Foam Industries, New Delhi SEEI M. B. CHAKANKAR SHRI R. ME~TA ( Alternate ) West Bengal Fire Services, Calcutta SEEI S. C. CHATTERJEE SHRI D. K. BANERJEE ( Alternate ) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay Sxsr R. R. DHOBLEY Home (Police) Department, Government of Andhra DIRECTOR, FIRE SERVICE Pradesh Ministry of Defence ( R & D ) SHRI P. N. GHOSH SHR~ A. N. AHLUW~LIA ( Alternate ) Bombay Fire Brigade, Bombay SHRI A. S. KULKARNI Steelage Industries Ltd ( Minimax Division ), Bombay SHRI R. Ki KULKARNI SHRI S. C. DUTTA ( Alternate ) Alien &chards & Co, Calcutta SERI D. K. MAJ~MDER SHRI A. K. MITRA ( Alternate ) Railway Board ( Ministry of Railways ) SHRI S. P. NAP National Safety Council, Bombay SHEI J. R. OVALEKAR SHRI K. SRIDHAR ( Alternate ) Directorate General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi SHRI H. C. RAI CEOUDHAE~Y Ministry of Defence ( DGI ) LT-COL B. N. S. RAO Directorate General of Technical Development SHRI K. AAMA~RISHNA RAO Fire Service, Government of Tamil Nadu, Madras SHEI 1. RATHINASAMI SHB~ U. NAEAYANA ( Alternate ) ( Continued on page 2 ) e, BUREAU OF Copyright 1977 INDIAN STANDARDS

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IS t 908 ( Continud

1975
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Oil and Natural Gas Commission,

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Dehra Dun SHRI V. V. tbWdAlXAIt (Al-) SHRI G. C. SENAPATI Hindustan Steel Ltd, Ranchi SHRI P. CHATTERJEE ( Altamuta ) SHRI P. H. SETHNA Kooverji Devshi & Co Pvt Ltd, Bombay SHRI N. T. PANJWANI (Altarrub ) Newage Industries, Surendranagar (Gujarat ) SHE1 1. V. SHAH &RI B. J. SHAH ( Ahnotr) DGL Private Limited, New Delhi SHRI V. N. SHARMA Directorate General of Supplier & Disposals SEBI c. R. SSBCAR Synthetics & Chemicals Ltd, Bar&By SHRI D. K. SIRKAR Delhi Fire Service, Delhi SHRI R. S. SUNDARAX Sur l&am;: & Stamping Works Private SHRI TARIT SUR

SEBIP. L. SEBAWTIN

Ltd,

SHRI S. Sun ( .&mkat6 ) SHRI N. P. VERQEE~E SHBI B. V. WAQLE SHRI R. R. RAO ( Alturaat6 ) SERID. AJITEA SIMHA, Director ( Civ Engg )

Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd, Ranchi Fire Adviser, Government of Maharaahtra, Bombay Director General, IS1 ( Ex-o&io Mmbrr )

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SEFUK.M. MATHUB Deputy Director ( Civ Engg ), ISI

Water

Fittings for Fire Fighting Purposes Subcommittee,


GOaVU,cncr Ministry 01 Home Affairs

BDC 22 : 1

SEBI P. N. MEHROTEA

Members
SHRI G. B. MIGNON( Altumtduto Shri P. N. Mehrotra ) Hindustan Steel Ltd, Ranchi SHRI P. CEAr%%RJEE West Bengal Fire Services, Calcutta SHRI S. C. CHATTERJEE Ministry of Defence ( R St D ) Snar P. N. GH~SH SHRI A. N. AELUWALIA ( Ahmut6 ) Directorate General of Inspection ( Ministry of SHRI S. K. GUP~A Defence ) &ax B. K. GHOSE ( Ahnat ) DGL Private Limited, New Delhi SHRI V. S. JAI~P Bombay Fire Brigade, Bombay SERI A. S. KTJLKABNI Directorate General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi SHBI H. C. RAI CHOUDEARY Newage Indurtrien, Surendranagar ( Gujarat ) Srinr J. V. SHAH

ISt908-1975

Indian Standatd
SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE HYDRANT, STAND POST TYPE (

Second Revision )
0.

FOREWORD

0.1 This Indian Standard ( Second Revision ) was adopted by the Indian Standards Institution on 16 June 1975, after the draft finalized by the Fire Fighting Sectional Committee had been approved by the Civil Engineering Division Council.
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0.2 Hydrants are invariably used for fire fighting purposes to derive water from the water line. The hydrants could be stand post type or underground that is sluice-valve fype. This standard covering fire hydrants, stand post type was first published in 1958 and revised in 1965. The second revision has been prepared to incorporate complete details of duck-foot bend, flange riser and also to make proviaion for the two outlets instead of one. 0.3 In the formulation of this standard due weightage has been given to international co-ordination among the standards and practices prevailing in different countries in addition to relating it to the practices in the field in this country. 0.4 For the purpose of deciding whether a particular requirement of this standard is complied with, the final value, observed or calculated, expressing the result of a test or analysis, shall be rounded off in accordThe number of significant places retained in the ance with IS : 2-1960*. rounded off value should be the same as that of the specified value in this standard.

1. SCOPE 1.1 This standard lays down the requirements regarding materials, shape and dimensions, construction and test for fire hydrant, stand post type, used for taking water from underground pipe line for fire fighting purposes.
Rules

for rounding off numerical valuer ( revised ) . 3

IS : 908 - 1975 2. GENERAL 2.1 The hydrant REQUIREMENTS

shall consist of one or two sluice valves with road surface box(es), a duck foot bend, flange riser and a stand post column fitted For the use in industries where required with 63-mm male coupling(s). instead of couplmg, the outlet be flanged so as to receive landing valve conforming to IS : 5290-1969* ( see Fig. 1 and 2 ). 3. MATERIAL

3.1 Sluice
IS:

valves shall be of Class I type with cap 780-1969t. It shall be provided with false spindle. to IS : 3950-1966:.

conforming

to

3.2 The road surface box shall conform 3.3 Duck foot bend, shall conform 3.4 The ._. _ flange riser .shall conform . pipe shall be as required.

to IS : 1538-19695 to IS : 7181-197411.

heavy duty type. The length of the

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3.5 Stand post column shall be of cast iron, cast in one piece conforming to Grade 20 of IS: 210-19707 and shape according to details given in Fig. 2. 3.6 Male half coupling shall conform to IS : 903-1975** ( 63 mm) except the tail which shall have parallel threads conforming to G-2f of IS : 2643 (Part I)-1975tt instead of serration . 4. WORKMANSfiIP

AND

FINISH

4.1 All parts

shall have good finish, clear from burrs, blow holes and sharp edges; castings shall be clean and sound excluding plugging, welding or repairs of any defects. 5. HYDROSTATIC

TEST

REQUIREMENT

5.1 Each
perfectly

hydrant shall be subject to hydrostatic test and shall prove water tight under a hydraulic pressure of 200 metres head.

*Specification for landing valves ( internal hydrant ). tSpecification for sluice valves for water-works purposes (50 to 300 mm size) ( fourth revision ). SSpecification for surface boxes for sluice valves. r&ecification for cast iron fittings for pressure pipes for water, gas and sewage (jrst r&ion ). IlSpecilication for horizontally cast iron double flanged pipes for water, gas and sewage. T[Specification for grey iron castings ( secondrevision ). **Specification for fire hose delivery couplings, branch pipe, nozzles and nozzle spanner ( second revision ). purposes: Part I Basic profile and $tDimensions f6r pipe threads for fastening dimensions (fita wish ).

IS : 908 -

1975

600t2

Cl ROAD SURFACE BOXES

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-FLANGE RISER

TAIL PIECE Omm SLUICE VALVES IN CASE OF SINGLE OUTLET SLUICE VALVES IN CASE OF DOUBLE OUTLET All dimensions in millimctres. FIG. 1

FIRE HYDRANT, STAND POST TYPE ONE/TWO OUTLETS


5

Is

908 - 1975

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COWTAININO Of 15 IIm

50012 I

CLANOE 10 SIN? umlNo VALVE ISLC 1*5a500)

WIOll4 TO SUIT CLANOE RL!+ER

2A

Ail dimensions in millimetres.

FIG. !i?

STAND

POST

COLUMN

6. COATING 6.1 Immediately


after c:asting and before machining, all cast iron parts shall be thoroughly cleaned, and before rusting commences, shall be coated by dipping in a bath containing a composition hh &&W+CWS base ( see IS : 158-1968* ) and maintained at st +fz~.JH.aGBm 143 and 166C. The proportions of the ingredients of the v&M shall be so regulated as to produce a coating having prties given in 6.2 and 6.3.

6.2 The casting shall be re-heated before dipping, either by immersion in hot water or by heating in an oven, or shall be held in the dipping bath sufficiently long to reach an equivalent temperature, the method used being at the maker9 option. Care shall be taken to see that the castings are perfectly dry immediately before dipping. On removal from the bath the castings shall be sufficiently drained and ensure that no portion is left uncoated. 6.3 The coating shall be such that it shall not impart any taste or smell The coating shall be smooth, glossy and tenacious, sufficiently to water. hard so as not to flow when exposed to a temperature of 77C and not so brittle at a temperature of 0C as to chip off when scribed lightly with the point of penknife1 7. PAINTING

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7.1 Stand post of the hydrant shall be painted in the two coats of fire red paint ( seeShade No. 536 of IS : 5-1961t ). *The top of the post column
above the outlet (see Shade No. IS : 2932-l 964:. 8. CRITERIA 8.1 Each standard. shall be painted two coats 309 in IS : 5-196lt ). The of canary yellow colour paint shall conform to

FOR ACCEPTANCE
shall be tested for the requirements prescribed in this

hydrant

9. MARKING

9.1 Each
following

hydrant shall information:

be clearly

and

permanently and

marked

with

the

a) Manufacturers b) Year

name or trade-mark,

of manufacture.

*Specification for ready mixed paint, brushing, bituminous, black, lead-free, acid, alkali, water and heat resisting for generalpurposes ( second renision ). t@lours for ready mixed paints ( second revision ). $Specification for enamel, exterior, Type 2, (a) undercoating, (b) finishing, colour as required.

IS t 908 - 1975
9.2 The embossed 9.2.1 cover of the road surface box shall have the letters on it and the cover shall be painted with black colour. The product may also be marked with Standard Mark. FH

J+3 The use of the Standard Mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau o, Indian Standards Act, 1986 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. The details of conditions under which the licence for the use of Standard Mark may be granted to manfucaturers or producers may be obtained from the Bureau. of Indian Standards.

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