A dry riser is a normally empty pipe that can be externally connected to a pressurised water source by firefighters. It is a vertical pipe intended to distribute water to multiple levels of a building or structure as a component of the fire suppression systems.
Dry Riser Maintenance
Dry risers are required to have a 6 monthly visual check,
Every 12 months a water test should be carried out to 12 bar for 15 minutes.
This is a legal requirement dictated by BS9990:2015 which is the British Standard that details requirements for dry riser testing and maintenance in the UK.
Dry Riser testing frequency and dry riser maintenance requirements. Dry Risers Direct know the answer and are here to help.
The 6 monthly visual check which is primarily an anti theft or anti vandalism check. This should be carried out by a competent person with the records stored in a safe place, should they be required by the local authorities. The annual water test should be carried out to 12 bar for 15 minutes. A professional company with the correct equipment, processes and H&S records should be utilised.