Hydrant & Riser Testing

Fixfire offers hydrant and riser testing in accordance with British Standard requirements.

Hydrants

Fire hydrants are typically used by the Fire Brigade to replenish fire tender water tanks and for direct feed via a standpipe to the lay flat hoses used by the Fire Brigade to tackle a fire. British Standard BS9990:2006 requires that hydrants should be subject to an annual test and inspected by a competent person every six months to ensure the hydrant remains ready and in a working condition for Brigade use.

Dry Risers

A dry riser is a system of pipes and valves usually installed in tall buildings or buildings with restricted access to enable the Fire Brigade to pump water within the building. Dry riser systems incorporate an “inlet” valve typically located outside the building at ground level in a lockable box with Georgian-wired glass. The Fire Brigade connect their external water supply at this point and then connect a hose internally at an “outlet” valve at the appropriate level to fight the fire.

The British Standard BS9990:2006 requires that the system should undergo an annual static pressure test and inspection, and a 6-monthly visual inspection by a competent person.

Fixfire undertakes all aspects of dry riser service and maintenance – please call us for more information.