Testing Required Annually & inspections 6 monthly
(wet or dry riser testing available)
Get Your Dry Risers Inspected Today
The person responsible for a building or site is legally required to maintain all fire fighting equipment, including dry risers. The British Standard Code of Practice BS9990:2006 requires a full annual pressure test and six monthly visual check for dry risers for buildings above 18 metres and below 60 metres (buildings over 60 metres/18 storeys require wet risers), & clause 7 of the Code states that 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.
Dry Riser Testing – Annual Wet Test
Dry and wet risers are checked and pressure tested to 9 bar for a minimum of 15 minutes. All insets and outlets are checked for leaks and any missing or faulty items replaced.If any valves have to be replaced a further pressure test will be carried out before certification is issued.
Dry Riser Testing – Six Monthly Visual Test
This test involves a visual inspection only as required by BS9990:2006 and any missing or damaged items are replaced.
Fire Protection can also do a Dry Air test on all types of dry risers, the Air test performs to the same standards without the risk of water damage, it is much cleaner and environment friendly than using water, it also means that there is no water left in the pipe work reducing the risk of water diseases