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SS6 - Riser mains for use by fire services

Fire Hydrants (Riser Mains) Inspections for Your Building WoF

Riser mains fire hydrants system needs an ongoing inspection to comply with the requirements of building WoF, wish to reduce cost on this inspection?
Some of the larger and/or taller buildings require fire hydrant systems allowing Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) to access a water source closer to the seat of a fire.
These systems require inspection and testing at installation and then annually thereafter, ensuring their reliability should the hydrant system be utilised in a fire emergency. BWoF Ltd will inspect and report on your fire hydrant system to ensure its reliability and ongoing compliance of the system.
Dry Riser

An upright pipe fitted in a building for fire fighting purposes, equipped with inlet connections at fire brigade access level and landing valves at specific points. The pipe is typically dry and is charged with water by pumping from Fire Service machines.

Wet Riser

An upright pipe installed in a building for fire fighting reasons and constantly charged with water from a pressurised supply adequate for fire fighting, and equipped with landing valves at specified places. Wet risers were fitted to outdated editions of NZS4510 and are now not generally installed.

Charged Riser

A hydrant main fitted in a building for fire fighting reasons, equipped with inlet connections at fire brigade access level and outlet assemblies at specified places. The riser is typically pressurised with water for observing purposes via a somewhat small diameter pipe link. Water for fire fighting objectives is supplied by pumping water into the inlet from the Fire Service machines.

Maintenance & Testing process (performing standards: NZS 4540 etc.)

Hydrant testing may be for fire sprinkler system design, confirmation of adequacy of firefighting water for new developments, performance testing of existing Territorial Authority supplies and/or routine inspection and testing of fire hydrants on your site.

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
We have the staff, experience and equipment to carry out your fire hydrant flow testing requirements. We can help you with all of the following:
Fire Hydrants in Buildings (Riser Mains)
We are an independent company providing testing and inspection services for all hydrant systems in buildings (riser mains). We do not provide any services relating to repairs or maintenance so you can be confident we are completely impartial.

We can help you with your annual riser main inspections and flow testing for Building Warrant of Fitness purpose.

Bulding warrent of fitness
We simply beat IQP & Fire compliances inspection* quote by 20% which means we won’t be beaten on price and services.
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IQP Inspection

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Contact us, as an approved IQP who covers this area, we will look after you