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Fire Hydrant NFPA Flow Rings From LEM Products, Inc. Yield Critical Fire Fighting Information

03-08-2011 08:47 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: LEM Products, Inc.

When firefighters arrive at the scene of a fire, they need to quickly determine how to combat the fire and what amount of water is available for their use. The water capacity and the flow rate of fire hydrants are critical pieces of information. When fire department personnel know the water pressure of a hydrant, they can then know what size hose to connect and whether or not additional pumping equipment is required should the hydrant have low pressure.

Color coding of fire hydrants enables firefighters to easily determine this information. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) has created standard ratings for flow capacity. These ratings are Class AA with a rated capacity of 1500 gpm or greater; Class A with a rated capacity of 1000-1499 gpm; Class B with a rated capacity of 500 – 999 gpm; and Class C with a rated capacity of less than 500 gpm.

The NFPA designated a set of colors coded to represent each of the four flow ratings and to be applied to the tops and nozzles. NFPA 5.2.1.2 lists these colors as follows: Class AA – Light Blue; Class A – Green; Class B – Orange; and Class C – Red.

LEM Products, Inc. is now producing outdoor durable hydrant flow rings in the standard NFPA colors. These flow rings are made of 35 mil, UV durable, rigid plastic with solid, through-body color. LEM’s NFPA flow rings are 10.5” , outside diameter and are available in two inside diameters: 4.75” and 5.75” to accommodate varying sizes of fire hydrant nozzles.

NFPA flow rings are easy to install over the hydrant nozzle when the nozzle cap, or steamer cap, is removed, typically in Spring and Fall when flow testing is conducted by fire departments and municipalities. The rigid plastic used to make these flow rings cannot be torn or cut with a knife or scissors making them tamper-proof. The through-body color cannot be scratched or worn away keeping the color coding permanent.

LEM Products, Inc. currently produces a variety of hydrant rings to identify Out of Service hydrants, ownership and usage instructions and warnings for mis-use of water. LEM’s hydrant rings are also available in reflective material for increased nighttime visibility. All of LEM’s hydrant rings are manufactured in Doylestown, Pennsylvania for “Made in the USA” status.

LEM Products Inc. is an industry leader in the manufacture of identification products that protect people by identifying potential hazards, provide instructional and facility/site safety information. Precision manufacturing, a dedication to customer satisfaction and a commitment to achieving corporate targets for growth and social investment set LEM apart in the industry.

LEM Products Inc. is a WBENC certified company with the reputation as a leading safety identification supplier in North America and beyond. LEM Products Inc. is certified by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. Business placed with LEM Products Inc. qualifies for Federal and State Diversity Spend initiatives.

For over 43 years LEM Products Inc. has been providing wire marking, pipe marking, safety signage, lockout tags and other products to utilities, corporations, and manufacturers to mark facilities and products for OSHA/ANSI compliance and safety. Maureen O’Connor, CEO, has received numerous awards for her leadership, her commitment to diversity in the workplace and community involvement. Maureen is an advocate for the education of Autistic children and the Comprehensive Learning Center in Southampton, Bucks County, PA.

LEM Products, Inc. has been providing compliant and responsible industrial identification products for over 43 years. LEM has built a solid reputation, across industries as a dependable supplier of industrial products ranging from safety labels and safety signs to lockout tagout to custom tags and more.

LEM Products, Inc.
4089 Landisville Road
P.O. Box 190
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 800-220-2400
Press Contact: John Krause
Press Contact Email: jkrause@lemproductsinc.com

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