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AS 2419.

1/Amdt 1/2007-06-08

STANDARDS AUSTRALIA

Amendment No. 1
to
AS 2419.1—2005
Fire hydrant installation
Part 1: System design, installation and commissioning

CORRECTION
The 2005 edition of AS 2419.1 is amended as follows; the amendment(s) should be inserted in the appropriate
place(s).
SUMMARY: This Amendment applies to Clauses 1.1, 2.1.1, 2.3.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.4, 3.2.2.1, 3.2.2.2, 3.2.3.1,
3.2.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 6.2, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 7.3, 7.3.1, 7.4, 7.7, 8.1, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.2.4.1, 8.2.4.2,
8.2.4.3, 8.2.4.4, 8.5.3, 8.5.8, 8.5.11.3, 8.6.3, 8.6.5.1, 8.6.5.2, 10.2.2, Commentaries C3.2.2.1, C7.3 and
C8.2.4.4 (new), Figures 5.4.2, 7.3.1 and 7.4, and Appendices A, F, G and H (new).
Published on 8 June 2007.

AMDT
Clause 1.1
No. 1
JUN 1 Add the following new paragraph after first paragraph:
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‘This Standard does not apply to (but may be referenced during design for) the
protection of special hazards such as flammable and combustible liquid installation
(see Note 4).’
2 After Note 3 add the following new Note 4:
4 General guidance for fire hydrant installations in special hazard areas is given in
Appendix H.

AMDT Clause 2.1.1


No. 1
JUN 1 Delete first paragraph and replace with the following:
2007
Fire hydrant systems designed in accordance with this Standard shall be compatible
with the equipment and procedures employed by the attending fire brigade when
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fighting a fire in one location in a building or complex.


2 Add the following new paragraph before ‘NOTES’:
Where a hydrant system is used to supply water to any other firefighting system other
than fire hose reels, the water supply and system design shall provide for the
combined firefighting system(s) requirements. The system requirements shall be
determined according to the fire system(s) used to combat a single fire.
3 After Note 4 add the following new Note 5:
5 It is intended that the system flow requirements in a large building or building complex
will satisfy the firefighting requirements in specific locations or specific parts of the
building. This will require an analysis of the building or the complex according to the
hazard.

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AMDT
Clause 2.3.1.1
No. 1
JUN Delete existing text and replace with the following:
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The outlet of each fire hydrant, required to flow in accordance with Tables 2.1 and 3.3,
shall be capable of discharging not less than the flow rates specified in Table 2.2.
Where the unassisted water supply cannot meet the flow and pressure requirements of
Table 2.2, a fixed on-site fire pump(s) shall be installed to meet the flow and pressure
requirements of Table 2.3.
All fire hydrant systems that incorporate a booster assembly shall be capable of flowing
10 L/s at 700 kPa from the required number of hydrant outlets flowing simultaneously (see
Table 2.1 and 3.3) when a fire brigade pumping appliance is connected to the system.

AMDT
Clause 2.3.2
No. 1
JUN 1 In the first paragraph delete second instance of the word ‘in’ before ‘Table 2.2’.
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2 Delete the third paragraph and replace with the following:
‘The maximum discharge pressure at any hydrant outlet under design flow conditions
shall not exceed 1200 kPa, unless agreed by the relevant fire brigade.’

AMDT
Clause 2.3.4
No. 1 Delete first paragraph and replace with the following:
JUN
2007
The static pressure at any fire hydrant outlet at no flow, with the pump running, shall not
exceed 1300 kPa, unless agreed by the relevant fire brigade.

AMDT
Clause 3.2.2.1
No. 1
JUN Delete existing text excluding commentary, and replace with the following:
2007
External on-site fire hydrants (see Figure 3.2.2.1), including feed and attack fire hydrants,
shall be above ground, have two outlets each individually valve controlled. Such external
fire hydrants may be used to protect portions of a building, up to one level below and levels
above the access level, subject to the limitation defined in Clause 3.2.1, from the fire
hydrant or relevant pumping appliance hardstand location (see Figure 3.2.2.2(g)).
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Where vandalism is possible, either an oval spindle in accordance with AS 2419.2 or other
locking device shall be provided in lieu of a handwheel. Any such device shall meet the
requirements of the local fire brigade.
Fire hydrants incorporated in a booster assembly may be considered as external (feed) fire
hydrants provided they comply with the requirements of this Standard for flow, pressure
and location.
Street fire hydrants may be considered as external (feed) fire hydrants to provide total or
partial coverage provided they comply with the requirements of this Standard for flow,
pressure and location, with either a single or double outlet fire hydrant being acceptable in
this case.
Street fire hydrants may not be used to provide coverage where a fire brigade booster
assembly is incorporated in the system.
NOTE: Where street fire hydrants are to be used in the design, consideration should be given to
their location to enable safe fire brigade access and hose laying.

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AMDT
Paragraph F3.2.1
No. 1
JUN 1 Delete the text ‘The procedure is as follows:’ and replace with ‘The procedure
2007 consists of the following steps:’
2 Delete Items (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), and replace with ‘Step 1:’, ‘Step 2:’,
‘Step 3:’, ‘Step 4:’, ‘Step 5:’, ‘Step 6:’, ‘Step 7:’ respectively.
3 Delete the Figure between Items (b) and (c) (now Steps 2 and 3) and replace with the
following new Figure and caption.

DN 375 System Reference Point

DN 250 DN 300

Property

DN 200 DN 150
400 m 400 m Hyd A 40 m 80 m Hyd B

FIGURE F2 WATER AGENCY NETWORK EXAMPLE

4 In Item (g) (now Step 7) delete ‘(i)’ and ‘(ii)’ and replace with ‘(a)’ and ‘(b)’

AMDT
Paragraph F3.2.2
No. 1
JUN 1 Delete the text ‘(based on arrangement as per diagram)’ and replace with the
2007 following:
‘(based on arrangement given in Figure F2)’.
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2 Insert the following table number reference and heading:


‘TABLE F2
EXAMPLE CALCULATIONS’
3 In Table Heading row 1, delete the word ‘Item’ and replace with ‘Step’.
4 Delete ‘@’ and replace with ‘at’ in all instances.
5 Delete the text following the Table and replace with the following:
‘Assumptions in Table F2 example calculations:’
6 In Item (f), line 1, delete the text ‘(For 7(b))’ and replace with ‘(For Step 7(b))’ and
in line 2, delete the text ‘(Item 6)’ and replace with ‘(Step 6)’.
7 In the ‘NOTE’ following Item (g), delete ‘Item 7’ (line 2) and replace with ‘Step 7’
and in line 3, delete the text ‘(Item 6)’ and replace with ‘(Step 6)’.
AMDT
Appendix G
No. 1
JUN 1 Under the ‘AS’ referenced documents:
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Delete ‘1281 Cement mortar lining of steel pipes and fittings’
2 Under the ‘AS/NZS’ referenced documents:
After ‘1221’ listing, insert ‘1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas’
Delete ‘1516 The cement mortar lining of pipelines in situ’

AMDT
Appendix H (new)
No. 1
JUN Insert the following new Informative Appendix H:
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APPENDIX H
SPECIAL HAZARDS
(Informative)

H1 GENERAL
This Appendix sets out general guidance for fire hydrant installations in special hazard
areas. The characteristics of such systems can be decided only after consultation with the
regulatory authority. For protection of flammable liquid installations, see AS 1940 and for
LPG, see AS/NZS 1596.

H2 HAZARDS
For the purpose of this Standard, special hazards are characterized by their ease of ignition,
explosive tendencies, high fire load, and difficulty of access. The following list of examples
is not exhaustive but is intended to give guidance to the type of service environment
considered especially hazardous:
(a) Processes—
(i) chemical plants;
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(ii) oil refineries; and


(iii) explosives factories.
(b) Commodities—
(i) ammonium nitrate;
(ii) liquefied petroleum gas (LPG);
(iii) liquefied natural gas (LNG);
(iv) foam plastics; and
(v) flammable and combustible liquids.
(c) Configuration of storage—
(i) high piles;
(ii) stacked timber;
(iii) coal heaps;
(iv) grain and sugar silos; and

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(v) storage tanks or pressure vessels.
(d) Geometry of structures—
(i) process towers;
(ii) cooling towers;
(iii) conveyors; and
(iv) wharves.

H3 FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED
Where a fire hydrant system is being designed for a special hazard, further consideration
should be given to the following:
(a) Pressure, flow rates, and duration of water supply.
(b) Possible use of supplementary water from sources such as cooling water basins.
(c) Protection of pipework and equipment from possible explosion.
(d) Protection of pipework against corrosion.
(e) Access of firefighters to the fire risk.
(f) Availability of hard-standing for firefighting appliances.
(g) Provision of equipment such as monitors, water spray systems, fog systems and foam
systems.
(h) Location of isolating valves.
(i) Location of hydrants.
NOTE: For special hazards located in designated open areas, the regulatory authority may require
an increase in separation distances.
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