If you manage a large commercial or public building, it’s likely that you may use a gas fire suppression system. Although gaseous fire suppression systems are useful elements of a fire safety strategy, you need to properly maintain them. Therefore, if your building has a gas fire suppression system you need to carry out regular room integrity tests.
Room integrity testing will make sure your fire safety systems are fully operational. Regular room integrity tests will check how well a room can retain the needed concentration of fire-retardent gases in order for the system to work properly.
Essentially, a room integrity test will make sure there isn’t too much of the fire retardant gases escaping from the space. Common causes of this could be through gaps around windows, sockets, or where the external wall meets the floor. In addition, these tests make sure your fire safety systems follow ISO 14520 and NFPA 2001 standards.
Test your Gas Fire Suppression Systems with UKBC
UKBC carries out room integrity tests using a similar technique to air pressure testing. In order to identify the key leakage paths, our technicians will use methods including smoke testing, depressurisation and thermography.
These tests will ensure the fire retardant gases produced by your fire suppression system aren’t escaping via uncontrolled means. Furthermore, our UK-wide services include:
You should always consult a fire safety specialist to make sure that your fire safety plan is adequate. Meanwhile, UKBC can help you make sure the fabric of your building will ensure these safety systems work properly.