WET & DRY RISER TESTING
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British Standard 9990:2006 recommends that dry riser systems are visually inspected every 6 months, and serviced annually to ensure that the equipment is ready for immediate use in an emergency
Regulations also state that maintenance and repairs should be carried out by a competent person. Failure to do so could result in severe consequences.
Insurance Companies state that without evidence of a 6 monthly visual inspection and an annual service Certificate, insurance cover could become invalid. As well as this, if your system fails and it can be proven that the failure was because of regular maintenance not being carried out, you as the property owner could be exposed to prosecution.
Maintenance & Servicing
Dry risers can be prone to vandalism, because they are situated on each floor, the valves are sometimes in allocated cabinets or they can be left in the open. Therefore, it is important to have them regularly maintained and serviced.
Annual Wet Test
Managing agents and building owners are advised by British Standards that dry riser systems should be serviced once every six months. They also advise that the dry riser annual test should be with hydraulic pressure test to 12 bar (175psi), using a fire service approved hose and pump for a minimum of 15 minutes once every 12 months. All inlets and outlets are checked for leaks and any missing or faulty items replaced. Flow testing is also carried out. If any valves need to be replaced, a further pressure test will be carried out before certification is issued.