Fire Hydrant Testing
We perform fire hydrant testing for Local Authorities and civil engineering firms, as a malfunctioning or under-performing hydrants are a regulatory, safety and insurance issue.
Our surveys cover all key aspects of fire hydrant assessment. This includes a condition assessment of the following:
- Outlet Depth
Fire hydrants should be tested on an annual basis, with a review that confirms your hydrants meet all the required standards. Some insurances policies can even be declared null and void if fire hydrants are not tested to standard. Water networks often experience upgrades, changes in use and deterioration that can lessen their efficacy in an emergency.
Data from a flow test can also be used to discover the capability of a water mains and determine whether it needs to be upgraded. We then log all this information and compile a thorough report afterwards.
In our report, we compile all our findings, which include graphical data on hydrant static pressure and network residual pressure. Flow requirements for hydrants differ depending on the type of premises they service. Additional photographic documentation is provided in order to provide the client with the location of all hydrants on site for future reference and remedial works.
The condition of each fire hydrant and associated chamber is assessed and recorded. All fire hydrant testing is conducted in accordance with BS:5306.
Facilities we cater for include hospitals (Health Service Executive), schools and universities, hotels, pharmaceutical factories, shopping centres, commercial developments, residential developments, receiver and bank handovers, County Council handovers and other public buildings. Fire hydrant testing is a vital, proactive service for your business, and can form part of our water audit scheme.