Until the early 1990s, fire pump testers relied on the playpipe and hand-held pitots. For hydrant testers, water was discharged across the street and flow-rate was measured through a bouncing gauge needle on a hand-held pitot through an inexact orifice with a guessed-at coefficient. All this changed with the introduction of the Hose Monster®.
The Hose Monster product line:
Neutralizes high-flowing water safely and conveniently and minimizes damage to landscape
Enables precise flow-rate readings
Allows flow-rate measurements to be taken several feet from discharge, which will keep you dry
Saves time and money by conducting flow tests quicker and more accurately
“The Hose Monsters have improved the efficiency, accuracy, and safety of the fire pump performance tests we do. Since we test hundreds of fire pumps each year, we really appreciate the improved productivity the Hose Monsters afford us. We are especially pleased with the quality of this equipment. We have used the Hose Monsters for over three years, and they have performed extremely well with very little maintenance required. We at Valley appreciate the great relationship we have had with Hydro Flow and will continue doing business with you for many years to come.” Thomas L. Hartel, President, Valley Fire Protection Systems, LLC, Batavia, IL