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Hydrant Testing

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Hydrant testing is a legal requirement

Regular hydrant testing ensures that in the event of a fire, the fire brigade have all tools available to them, in good working order, to support them in their bid to save lives and property.

Testing is an annual requirement for all private property owners though out the UK where fire hydrants are present. Underground hydrants also require regular inspection by a competent contractor and occasional maintenance to ensure that they will work correctly when required.

The installation and maintenance of privately owned Fire Hydrants is governed by British Standards and Building Regulations BS9990 and BS750.

Typically annual testing covers the following areas;

  • Flow test in Litres per minute
  • Pressure test in BAR
  • Signage
  • Pit and cover condition
  • Depth of valve

We utilise the latest ultrasonic Flowpod 3000 flow testers to ensure accurate readings.


Hydrants Direct Ltd can help.

As a specialist fire hydrant service company, we offer a comprehensive testing which meets all the legal requirements. In addition our expert engineers carry a large inventory of spares so we are fully equipped to complete any remedial work that may be necessary. You will have peace of mind that your Fire Hydrant is in safe hands.

Please call 0800 689 4034 or email site drawings in PDF form to enquiries@hydrantsdirect.co.uk and you will receive a quote within 24 hours.

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