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Dry Risers

CHURCHES FIRE DESIGN, INSTALL AND SERVICE DRY AND WET RISER SYSTEMS, ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE WATER TO ANY FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE

Dry Risers

Protect your multi-story building with dry or wet riser systems from Churches Fire. Both dry riser and wet riser systems allow quick transportation of water to all floors of a building, ensuring the fire-brigade can respond quickly in the event of a fire.

Having installed dry and wet riser systems for clients all over the UK, we are a trusted provider of firefighting systems of the highest standards. Our dry and wet riser installations are individually designed to meet fire safety regulations for the size, height and layout of your building.

Keeping up to date with fire safety rules and regulations as they are published, we ensure that your dry or wet riser system is fully compliant and maintained to the industry standards.

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What is a dry riser?

A dry riser is permanently installed pipework, ready to assist firefighters to combat a fire on the upper levels of a building. Dry risers allow large quantities of water to be pumped to various locations within the building, saving valuable time in an emergency.

The design of dry risers allows firefighters to connect their fire hose to the water inlet valve at ground level and pump water up the dry pipe to landing valves strategically located around the building.

Why would you need a dry riser?

For buildings over eighteen metres above ground level, dry risers are generally a fire safety requirement. Typically used in high rise buildings and flats, they take away the need for firefighters to run hoses up several floors.

CASE STUDY: THE WREKIN HOUSING TRUST

As part of our service to Wrekin Housing, we maintain dry risers. The Wrekin Housing Trust is one of the largest social housing providers in the West Midlands.

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Experts in fire safety, you can count on Churches Fire to provide the optimum firefighting system for your organisation. Contact us today to discuss your individual requirements.

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What is a wet riser?

A wet riser performs the same function as a dry riser but it is permanently charged with water – served by a dedicated fire pump and water storage tank.

 

The difference between dry and wet risers

Dry risers need water supplied to them via a fire engine while wet risers have their own dedicated water supplies and automatic pumping systems able to provide the high pressures required.

Why would you need a wet riser?

Wet risers are typically installed in high rise buildings over fifty metres high. However, they can also be installed in buildings below this height where there is not enough space for a fire engine to get close to a building.

 

Service and maintenance

To comply with fire safety regulations set out in BS9990, dry and wet risers should be visually inspected every six months, with a full test once a year to ensure that the system would perform correctly in an emergency. The yearly inspection includes pressure testing of the pipes with water for at least 15 minutes, during which the pipes are checked for faults or leaks.

Dry and wet risers are often targets of vandalism, so regular service and inspections are vital in keeping your building safe. Our team of technicians are highly trained and equipped with all products and parts they may need to carry out quick repairs thus ensuring that your system remains in excellent working condition and fully compliant with all regulations.

 

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