Blogs from Terminal City Iron Works Ltd.
Read the latest blogs from Terminal City Iron Works Ltd. We offer advice, facts, and tips for fire hydrants and other waterworks. You can check back frequently to see what new blogs have been added. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
The Basics of Maintaining a Fire Hydrant
When a fire blazes, fast response time is essential to preventing major damage. Firefighters speed to the scene of the fire with fire engines that hold thousands of litres of water. However, since many fire hoses can deliver nearly 1,000 litres per minute, a fire engine’s water supply depletes quickly. Read More.
How Fire Hydrants Came to Be – and Why It Matters
When you drive around a typical city in British Columbia, you see them everywhere: red fire hydrants on every corner, solidly connected to the municipal water mains.
The sight of a cast-iron hydrant is so common, in fact, that most people take it for granted and forget it exists until a fire needs to be extinguished. Read More.
Choosing a Fire Hydrant: Distinguish Which Is Right for Your District
Waterworks and sewer systems are the mark of a developed society. Not only do we require clean, running water to maintain residential neighbourhoods and businesses, we need to access it quickly and easily to fight fires.
Fire hydrants work by tapping into a pressurized system. Firefighters fasten a hose to nozzles on the hydrant and pump water with varying water flow volumes. The colour of the hydrant’s body and nozzles indicates if the available water flow is high, moderate, or low. Read More.
4 Critical Valves You Need to Know
The following will help you to understand the proper use and the terminology relative to the type of valve to be used in given applications. Read More.
Differences between Public and Private Hydrants
Both private and public fire hydrants play an important role in fire management in urban areas. However, the roles they take on may vary according to location, specifications, and ownership. Here are some of the major differences between privately – and publicly – owned hydrants and how they came to be so different. Read More.
The Evolution of the Fire Hydrant
In our busy lives, it can be hard for us to recognize the importance of everyday things. We don’t often ponder the significance of the random objects we pass on the road to work, something like a fire hydrant. However, when we consider the origins of the fire hydrant, we find that they play a crucial role in keeping our cities safe. Read More.