PROVIDING SAFE, ACCURATE AND SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

The Hose Monster Company is dedicated to providing trustworthy products and software that make maintaining water distribution systems and pump testing jobs safe, accurate and simple.

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FIRE PUMP TESTING

The field acceptance test is conducted on newly installed pumps and demonstrates that all the fire pump unit components perform according to manufacturers’ specifications as well as proving that the water supply is adequate.  The annual fire pump flow test can identify deterioration of the fire pump or impairments to the water supply.

FIRE PUMP TESTING

HYDRANT FLOW TESTING

Hydrant flow tests are conducted on hydrants to determine water availability in planning for firefighting activities, fire sprinkler systems or domestic water demand. The tests are also useful in determining the general condition of the water distribution system by detecting closed valves or wall deposits. A well-maintained water system enables firefighters to extinguish flames and prevent large- scale damage or loss of life.

HYDRANT FLOW TESTING

STANDPIPE & PRV TESTING

A standpipe is the vertical piping that connects fire sprinkler systems and hose stations between multiple floors. It is common to see standpipes in stairwells of high-rise buildings. A rooftop standpipe test verifies the water supply, pump and piping at the topmost part of the system.

STANDPIPE & PRV TESTING

HOSE MONSTERS

The Hose Monster Company is dedicated to providing equipment, software and procedural solutions that make the jobs of maintaining water distribution systems and pump testing safe, accurate and simple. All of our products are designed to give accurate information about the water supply that is available to fight a fire at any given moment.

THE HOSE MONSTER ADVANTAGE

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®.

SAFE

Water discharge is neutralized, eliminating risk to surrounding people and property.

ACCURATE

The Pitotless Nozzles™ and Hose Monsters are FM Approved. Flow-rates are laboratory proven.

SIMPLE

Users can take remote flow readings away from the water discharge so you can stay dry and focused.

THE 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

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“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 The Hose Monster Company and will continue doing business with you for many years to come.” -Thomas L. Hartel, President, Valley Fire Protection Systems, LLC, Batavia, IL
"We found The Hose Monster assisted greatly in reducing the normal time spent testing fire apparatus by one-half. More importantly, The Hose Monster has greatly increased the over-all safety of this operation. This is one piece of equipment definitely needed for the Fire Service of today." -Dennis G Jones, Chief Executive, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, MO
"We here at Paradise Fire Department are making good use of our recently acquired “Hose Monster.” AKA “HM.” We have been using it practically everyday and all I hear back from the troops is “We are impressed!” As you know we have a very unique water distribution system with many “Hot hydrants” to deal with. I flowed one of them recently with a psi reading of 72, (that’s 2809 gpm) and old “HM” just laid right where we put him and the water went where we wanted it to go. We also like the fact that it is easy to hook up and we can get all the readings from the hydrant we are flowing. IT’S A GREAT TOOL!" - R. J. Hanner, Town of Paradise, CA
"After years of not flowing hydrants for fear of washing away valuable landscaping, we purchased the Hose Monster. Now we use the Hose Monster to flow all of our hydrants annually." - Chuck Partlow, Utility Director, City of Lake Wales, FL

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