The person responsible for a building or site is legally required to maintain all fire fighting equipment, including dry risers. Under BS9990-2015 test pressure is 12bar for 15min. and Irish standard I.S. 391:2020 test pressure is 15bar for 15min. If there is a loss in pressure then the system is deemed to have failed. A full annual pressure test and six monthly visual checks should be completed for dry risers for buildings. Inlets, landing valves, drain valves and landing valve boxes should be inspected every 6 months and recommends that wet tests be carried out annually when the main can be checked for leaks.
Full certification is issued when the system passes an operational test
InDepth Water Management offer a Fire Hydrant Testing service that measures the pressure and maximum flow rate from the hydrant. All fire hydrants are to be tested at least once a year. InDepth Water Management can offer these tests as a once-off or as part of an annual maintenance contract. We conduct Hydrant Testing and maintenance not only for insurance purposes, but to ensure operability if a fire was to occur. At InDepth Water Management, we believe that prevention is better than cure.
For more information on any of our services, please contact us on 0818 72 22 22 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a 24/7 Emergency Call Out Service Nationwide.