Location of monitors is dictated by operational requirements such as type of hazard, range of the monitor, wind direction and speed, unhindered ‘view’ of the hazard, etc. When installating monitors, the following should normally be considered –
- The mounting arrangement is suitable to the back thrust from the monitor.
- Ensure that the mating flange of the hydrant post is matching to the valve inlet flange.
- Use approved gasket between flanges, and good quality nuts/ bolts.
- Ensure that full rotation of the monitor is possible, and height of the monitor handwheels are at proper height.