Fire Hydrant Testing

We provide fire hydrant flow and pressure testing for clients across a broad range of sectors and industries. Hydrant testing is an important aspect in maintaining a reliable water network to ensure hydrants are ready in the event of a fire emergency.

SES carryout fire hydrant testing including flow and pressure testing in accordance with British standards BS9990. Using the latest flowmeter equipment and methods, we can establish the maximum sustainable flow rate of a hydrant and record static and residual pressures in the process.


Our Hydrant Testing Service Includes

7 Day Pressure Logging to confirm time of lowest pressure in network

Flow Testing to confirm Maximum Sustainable Flow Rate Calculations

Static and Residual Pressure Tests

Leak Detection & Condition Assessment of Hydrants

Flow Simulation Calculations (For New Watermain Connections)


Why is Hydrant Testing Required

Whether you’re hydrant testing for insurance renewal purposes or to confirm available flow and pressure for planning applications, SES offer the latest methods and certified equipment to meet your needs.

Fire hydrants should be tested on an annual basis to confirm they meets all the required standards. Some insurances policies can be declared null and void if business owners cannot demonstrate that the hydrant was tested to standard. Water networks can change over time and often experience upgrades, changes in use and deterioration that can reduce their efficacy in an emergency.


Examples of where fire hydrant testing is required are given below:

For Local Authorities, Consulting Engineers and Developers: Taking In Charge Process, Planning Applications, Hydraulic Modelling.

For Commercial, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Educational Sectors: Can be required when renewing some insurance policies and as part of your annual maintenance work (asset management).