New hydrant opens quick and easier
By Grant Cameron
International Safety in Newmarket is introducing the Spartan Fire Hydrant manufactured by Sigelock. The company says it revolutionizes municipal firefighting with the first major overhaul to hydrant design in a century, and will reduce municipal budgets and increase operational readiness at the same time.
The company says the hydrant opens quicker and easier than standard fire hydrants, dramatically reduces the chance of freezing in winter due to a new patented lower valve and drain system, and has caps and nozzles that will not rust, seize or corrode – even in the harshest environments.
The hydrant is built from rugged ductile iron and coated with super-durable Thermoset powder coating paint which means there will be no cost of labour for painting.
Internal parts are made from marine-grade 304 stainless steel which means there will be no money spent on replacements.
The company also says there will be no more water loss from leaks or theft, as built-in security allows authorized access only.
The hydrant is made in the U.S. and comes with a 25-year limited warranty on material and workmanship. It is certified for use in Canada.
The hydrant has Dry Barrel Design and meets applicable parts of ANSI/AWWA C502 standard.
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