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5-Year Standpipe Flow Testing 


The 5-year flow test of a standpipe system is a vital part of maintaining the building's fire protection infrastructure

A 5-year flow test of a standpipe system is a critical procedure conducted to ensure that a building's standpipe system is capable of delivering water at the necessary flow and pressure during a fire emergency. This test is mandated by fire safety standards and is essential for the maintenance and safety compliance of the standpipe system. Here is what the test entails:

Flow Rate and Pressure Measurement

The main objective of the flow test is to verify that the
standpipe system can deliver water at the required flow rate and pressure. This involves flowing water through the system at its highest and most remote hose connections.

Inspection of Components

Prior to the test, a thorough inspection of all system components, including valves, hose connections, pressure regulating devices, and piping, is conducted to ensure they are in good working condition.

The test measures both static (non-flowing) and residual (flowing) pressures in the system to assess its performance under different conditions.

The test also verifies that the water supply to the standpipe system is adequate to meet the system's demand during operation.

Testing of Alarm Devices

If the system includes alarm devices, these are tested to ensure they function correctly when the system operates.

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Importance of the 5-Year Flow Test

System Reliability

The test ensures that the standpipe system is capable of performing as designed during an emergency, providing firefighters with a reliable source of water.

Identification of Problems

The test can reveal issues such as blockages, leaks, or problems with pressure regulating devices, which can then be addressed to maintain the system’s functionality.

Safety Compliance

Regular testing is crucial for compliance with fire safety standards and local regulations, helping to avoid penalties and ensuring the safety of building occupants.

Peace of Mind

Regular testing and maintenance provide building owners and managers with peace of mind, knowing that their fire protection systems are in good working order.

Contact Alltron Systems today to schedule an Inspection.


Ready to ensure your building's fire safety compliance? Contact Alltron Systems today for expert standpipe services. Our team of professionals is equipped to assess, maintain, and certify your standpipe systems, providing peace of mind and safety assurance. Don't compromise on fire readiness – trust Alltron Systems for your standpipe inspection needs.

 9507-42 Ave, Edmonton, AB  |  Tel: 780-414-0194

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