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Dry Riser & Fire Hydrant Testing

What is a Dry Riser? 

Dry Risers are probably the most important fire safety system installed in multi-storey buildings over 18 metres high. They deliver large volumes of pressurised water to the upper floors, to be used by Fire & Rescue Services in the event of a fire.  

Why Dry Riser Testing is Essential

It is vital that Dry Risers are well maintained and fully operational. Unfortunately they are often neglected, or vandalised, with their glass security doors broken and the important valves inside damaged or inoperable. So it is essential to have the system checked on a regular basis, to ensure it can deliver high pressure water to the right location, should a fire break out. The Fire & Rescue Service rely on Dry Risers in fire situations where every second counts, and if they are inoperable peoples lives can be at risk!

Dry Riser Testing - Maintenance & Servicing

At Fire Safety Solutions NI, we use our own Dry Riser testing vehicle to carry out the full annual pressure test and inspect the system thoroughly every six months. Our experienced fire engineers can complete the testing and maintenance at a time convenient for you. As with all of our services we can supply risk assessments and method statements on request.

Dry Riser - Annual Wet Test

Dry Risers are checked and pressure tested to 150 PSL or 10 bar for a minimum duration of 15 minutes. All inlets and outlets are then checked for leaks. If any valves or components have to be replaced a further pressure test will be carried out before certification is issued. Service labels and appropriate paperwork is then completed, along with fitting of anti tamper devices, then the system is fully certified. A detailled inspection report and certificate will then be provided electronically.

Dry Riser - Six Monthly Visual Inspection

This test involves a visual inspection and dry valve functional operation test. Any missing or damaged items are replaced and the system lubricated where necessary. Service labels and appropriate paperwork is then completed, along with fitting of anti tamper devices, then the system is fully certified. A detailled inspection report and certificate will then be provided electronically.

 

All our tests are completed to the current British Standard Code of Practice BS9990:2006 and are vital in order to keep your premises safe, secure and legally compliant. 

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