Wet and Dry Risers

dry riser is a normally empty pipe, that can be externally connected to a pressurized 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 firesuppression systems.

Most buildings have a "wet riser" or "wet standpipe" system where the pipes are kept full of water for manual or automatic fire fighting operations. Dry risers are used when the water pressure of a building wouldn't be enough for fire suppression and in unheated buildings where the pipes could freeze. Dry risers have to allow access to a fire engine within 18 m of the dry riser inlet box. Dry risers in occupied buildings have to be within a fire resistant shaft, usually one of a building's fire escape staircase enclosures.

 

We at Preston Fire and Security can maintain your wet and dry risers, call us today for a site survey.

We are located at:

Preston Fire and Security

Suite 1 Almond Brook Centre
234 Almond Brook Rd

Standish, Wigan

WN6 0SS

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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

+44 01257 369176+44 01257 369176

Info@prestonfireandsecurity.co.uk

 

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