Did you know that Dry Risers requires wet pressure testing annually, with a visual inspection 6 months in-between…
What happens during Wet Pressure Testing?
During testing, the Dry Riser is filled with water and a pressure gauge, like this one, is placed at the very top outlet. The delivery outlet is then opened up and the Dry Riser is then pressurised with water. The pressure gauge at the top is checked. After 15 minutes, the gauge is checked again to make sure the pressure has not dropped
Any change in pressure will ascertain if there are any leakages in the dry riser pipe work. It will also ensure that water can be passed through the system under pressure. To ensure it meets the British Standard, a pressure gauge is used to record this.
During the test, it will become apparent if any part of the system is failing. Any problems can then be resolved. It is important that the vales remain watertight and the pressure is sufficient should the Fire Service be called to attend an incident.
At Total Safe, we make the whole process easy and economical, keeping you updated and informed every step of the way. Get in touch with our team to arrange a free consultation.