An Integrity test predicts how long fire suppressant agents take to descend to a given level in the room without having to release the agent itself.
When do I need an Integrity Test?
When you have a gaseous suppression system installed, your protected area will need testing to ensure that the suppressant is maintained within the area and will work in case of fire. It is a requirement of most insurance policies and standards that your suppression system is tested at least annually. An Integrity retest is also required if any modifications are made to the area.
So moving a partition, fitting a new door, installing new cables or pipes or in any way modifying the structural perimeter of an enclosure will almost certainly affect gaseous fire suppression retention. Any changes to the room (no matter how small or inconsequential they may seem) will require a retest carried out.
KSS Engineers carry out room integrity testing to the required NFPA 2001, BS ISO 14520 and BS EN15004 methodologies.
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