Dry Rising Mains Testing

A rising main is a system of pipe work and valves, often found in high-rise buildings, which allows fire fighting water to be easily delivered to all floors

What is a dry rising main?

 

A dry rising main is to be pressure tested to 10 bar for a duration of 15 minutes, Whilst the test is in progress the service engineer assistant would be checking the valves, joints and pipework for any signs of leaks. Every six months the rising main should have a visual inspection carried out. Firepoint-UK also install dry rising mains, carry out replacement of parts and repair systems. Falling mains are included in all the above. 

 

 

Firepoint test dry rising mains in Essex and London.

 

A rising main is a system of pipe work and valves, often found in high-rise buildings, which allows fire fighting water to be easily delivered to all floors. 

These are installed to ensure there is fire protection available at an early stage and to assist the fire service carry out their works. Hose reels although not so popular these days are also to be tested to ensure that if required they will operate. These items are to be tested annually and a certificate should be available for inspection by the fire authority. Always remember to ensure the engineer / inspecting officer has access to your fire log book so they may complete it and check on any previous recommendations or works. comply to the current British Standards.
 

 

 

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