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FIRE HYDRANTS

In order to effectively fight a fire, The Fire & Rescue Service needs an instant and localised water supply. Designed in accordance with BS 9990:2015, The Fire & Rescue Service can use our Fire Hydrant Systems with BS 750 Type 2 Hydrants fitted in valve pits. They are provided on public water mains, however there may be a requirement for private systems. These hydrants can be an extension of the water main or have their own dedicated supply. In the majority of cases, hydrants will be used as a constant supply of water to a fire fighting appliance.

If you’ve been advised to install a fire hydrant, we can help. If you have your own fire brigade and use American-style connections, we can utilise surface mounted pillar hydrants for your system. We install them in accordance with NFPA and Factory Mutual Global rules.

Hydrants, Wet and Dry Risers For The Fire & Rescue Service

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WHAT DO I NEED?

Sometimes specified before Fire Sprinklers, you can install Dry Riser Systems into buildings up to 50 metres high. Fitted into the fire shafts, each floor has valves allowing the Fire and Rescue service to directly access the system. 

In this way, fire hoses don’t have to wind their way up many flights of stairs, so not to hinder the water pressure and allowing clear access for people to exit safely. An inlet connection, typically at ground floor, enables fire appliances to securely connect and distribute water rapidly.

Taller buildings (above 50 metres) require Wet Riser Systems so water can be pumped at a higher pressure. Pipes feed through the pipe shafts and staircores with pressure regulated values fitted on each floor. The system connects to two pumps so that it is fully charged with water at all times. The fire fighters then connect their hoses directly to the valves on the relevant floor, in order to tackle the fire.

 

Designing the right wet riser system for your building is complex. It’s important to specify the right pump configuration to achieve optimum water pressure and ensure the system is fit for purpose. As an LPCB Level 4 Accredited Fire Protection Business, we’ve got the knowledge to ensure you get this right.

DRY RISER AND WET RISER SYSTEMS

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