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Meaning of "dry riser" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRY RISER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRY RISER

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Dry riser is a noun.
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WHAT DOES DRY RISER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Dry riser

A dry riser is a main vertical pipe intended to distribute water to multiple levels of a building or structure as a component of the fire suppression systems. The pipe is maintained empty of water. The dry riser is the opposite of a "wet riser" or "wet standpipe" system where the pipes are kept full of water for manual or automatic fire fighting operations. Dry risers have to access fire engine within 18 m of the dry riser inlet box. Dry risers in occupied buildings have to be within a fire resistant shaft, usually one of a building's fire escape staircase enclosures. Depending on regional nomenclature, the term "dry riser" may refer to a standpipe, intended to provide water to fire hose connections, or a vertical main pipe in an automatic dry pipe fire sprinkler system. A dry standpipe comprises a fire department connection, e.g. Storz, which is an external access point at ground level through which water can be pumped from the fire department's fire engine pump to...

Definition of dry riser in the English dictionary

The definition of dry riser in the dictionary is a vertical pipe, not containing water, having connections on different floors of a building for a fireman's hose to be attached. A fire tender can be connected at the lowest level to make water rise under pressure within the pipe DR.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE DRY RISER

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Synonyms and antonyms of dry riser in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «dry riser» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRY RISER

Find out the translation of dry riser to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dry riser from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dry riser» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

干喉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

columna seca
570 millions of speakers

English

dry riser
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूखी रिसर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الناهض الجاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сухой стояк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

riser de seca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুকনো রাইসার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

colonnes sèches
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Riser kering
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trockensteigleitung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火災用空配管
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건조 라이저
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Garing munggah
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

riser khô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலர்ந்த உயிர்ச்சத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरडे रिसर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuru yükseltici
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riser secco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

suchy pion
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сухий стояк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

riser uscat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξηρό ανύψωσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

droë riser
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torr stigar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørr riser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dry riser

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY RISER»

The term «dry riser» is used very little and occupies the 159.200 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dry riser

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRY RISER»

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Fire Safety In Buildings
When there is no permanent pump to keep the system fully primed with water pressure, the system is known as Dry riser. When the system is connected with a permanent system, automatic in operation, it is known as Wet-riser connection.
V. K. Jain, 1996
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Building Services Handbook
Dry Riser Note: A dry riser is installed either in unheated buildings or where the water main will not provide sufficient pressure at the highest landing valve. A hard standing for the Fire Service Vehicle is required at the base of the riser.
Fred Hall, 2012
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Dry Riser
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Kristen Nehemiah Horst, 2012
4
Plumbing Design& Practice
(b) The connection enables the fire-brigade to connect the fire-brigade connection either to a street fire-hydrant directly or to a fire-brigade pumper and charge the dry riser with water. The water can then be drawn off at any floor above from the ...
Deolalikar, 1994
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Building Services, Technology and Design
Dry riser A dry riser is an empty vertical pipe complete with hydrant outlets at each floor. A coupling within 18 m of an access road is provided at ground level for fire fighters to connect their hose. In effect, it is an extension of the fire fighters'  ...
Roger Greeno, 2014
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Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries: Hazard ...
Plants over 18 m high should be provided with dry riser mains and those over 60 m high or of high risk should be equipped with wet riser mains. The inlets on the ground floor to dry riser mains and the outlets on all floors to both types of main ...
Sam Mannan, 2004
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services
It is cleanable, fire and weather resistant, and there is a choice of metal wool types. dryness fraction The weight of a quantity of steam in a sample compared to the total combined weight of the steam and of the entrained moisture. dry riser ...
David Kut, 2013
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Nine Weeks at Hammersmith
The sub officer then said, after that glowing commendation, it was a shame to have to tell them, that we were already at the scene, testing the dry riser in the building. This particular dry riser, had caused problems in previous years, for the  ...
Dave Wilson, 2007
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For Whom the Bells Ring
He speaks to me breathlessly, "guvnor I cannot find the dry riser inlet, to plug the hose into", "I have looked everywhere for it, do you know where it is". My mind raced, I have been to this building scores of times. I should know where the dry ...
Dave Wilson, 2007
10
Plumbing
... 75 –100 mm relief discharge pipe pressure relief 64 mm landing valve valve 100 mm minimum diameter DRY RISER INLET supply to that above the supply main fire brigade inlet drain valve wet riser fire brigade inlet booster pumps dry riser ...
R. D. Treloar, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRY RISER»

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Past cases of gun crimes in Singapore
Instead, he hid the items in a dry riser unit at a nearby HDB block. Two days later, Ng returned to retrieve the items, but found them missing, ... «Yahoo Singapore News, Jun 15»
2
KITCHEN FIRE: Firefighters called to blaze in first-floor flat in Central …
They used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus and a dry riser and carried out a safety check. Nobody is reported to have been ... «MK News, Mar 15»
3
Aborted air pistol bank robbery backfires on exec
On the day, he had also left a change of clothes and a second bag in the dry riser unit to make him less identifiable if caught on camera. «AsiaOne, Feb 15»
4
Man sentenced to jail, caning for possession of air pistol in …
He left and stashed the items in a dry riser unit at a nearby HDB block. But by the time he returned to retrieve them two days later, a resident ... «The Straits Times, Feb 15»
5
Man axes plan to rob bank with air pistol
On the day, he had also left a change of clothes and a second bag in the dry riser unit to make him less identifiable if caught on camera. «AsiaOne, Feb 15»
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Rising metal theft instance sparks fears for lives and properties
Fire chiefs have said 16 dry riser outlets were stolen from a multi-storey block in Cumbernauld just before Christmas. Although replaced within ... «Herald Scotland, Feb 15»
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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Host Metal Theft Summit
“Only recently in November 2014, 16 dry riser outlets were stolen from a multi-story flat building within Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire. «The Edinburgh Reporter, Feb 15»
8
Gateshead firm fined after roof blown off in high winds
It ended up straddling a safety barrier and a dry riser pipeline between the main delivery access road and the legs of an adjacent conveyor. «Health and Safety Executive, Jan 15»
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King Wan gets four M&E projects worth S$43.3m
They are for a plumbing, sanitary and gas systems installation at Jewel Changi Airport; a sanitary, plumbing, gas, rainwater, wet/dry riser and ... «THE BUSINESS TIMES, Jan 15»
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BUCKS FIRE: Top 14 safety tips for residents in high rise buildings …
Never tamper with internal fire mains (dry riser) inlets on landings. These provide water to firefighters when there's an emergency. It could cost ... «Milton Keynes MKWeb, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dry riser [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dry-riser>. Jul 2019 ».
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