Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Room Integrity Testing will be done for 5 reasons ...
As part of ISO 15004, it states that an enclosure must be integrity tested annually when protected by a gaseous fire suppression system or alternatively when alterations are made to the structure of the enclosure e.g. for new cable penetrations.
The performance of any fire suppression system can only be guaranteed when serviced regularly through a professional maintenance solution. We always recommend that room integrity testing should be part of an annual service and maintenance package, to ensure that on discharge, the suppression agent achieves and maintains the correct concentration, at the appropriate height for minimum required timeframe.
Even though blower door and duct testing has been around since the ‘80s, there’s still the occasional question about the necessity of air leakage testing versus just going through with visual inspections