What is included in a Fire Suppression System Maintenance & Service Plan?

Regular servicing and maintenance visits are crucial to the continued reliability and operation of your suppression system. Our service engineers, all of whom have vast experience in the field, work throughout the UK and in Europe and sometimes even further afield.

British Standard BS 5839 Part 1 States

"Although modern fire detection and fire alarm systems can incorporate a high degree of monitoring, so that faults are indicated automatically, it is still necessary for the premises management to ensure that fault indications at the panel are identified for appropriate action. It is also vital for a regular test to be carried out to ensure that there has not been any major failure of the entire system, or a significant part of the system.
Routine testing of the system also provides an opportunity for occupants of the building to become, and remain, familiar with the fire alarm signal(s) that the system produces. In systems with staged alarms that incorporate an “Alert” and an “Evacuate” signal, both signals need to be operated on the occasion of each test to ensure that occupants are aware of the existence of both signals and their different meaning."

What’s included in a Suppression System Service & Maintenance Visit?

VESDA / HSSD / ASD Detectors- The detectors, pipework and power supplies are checked. Filters are changed in each VESDA or ASD detector.

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Batteries - the batteries in the control panels are checked. Interface units - systems are often connected to other systems, such as shut off valves, hold open doors etc. The engineer will check that these

interfaces are still in good working order.

Suppression System - visual Inspection of all the parts of the system including the cylinders, cy,linder fixings, condition, levels, manifold, hoses, pressure switches, manual releases, poilot cylinders, discharge pipework and nozzles. The warning signs are checked along with the any changes to the rooom structure. If the system has pumps and tanks, these are inspected and run. Foam systems will have a sample of foam taken every year.

F-Gas Compliance - we check to ensure the system complies with the F-Gas regualations. Our engineers check the cylinder for any gas leakage and the cylinder ports and burst disc.

Directional Valves - If directional valves are fitted these are exercised manually.

Pressure Relief Damper - the operation of the damper is checked.

Room Integrity Testing - The test predicts how long a fire suppressant gas takes to descend to a given height within a room, without having to discharge the actual fire suppression system. Over time room integrity characteristics can change, with holes and leaks developing due to weakening seals around doors, floors, ceilings and other voids and on-site building works. The room under integrity test is sealed and the air pressure tested with a door fan and sensing equipment. The fan is placed within the test room doorway to pressurise and then depressurise the room. A data set is created including measurements for air flow, pressure and leakage characteristics and is used to model the room using specialist software. A retention rate of at least 10 minutes is required for a pass. This time period is considered enough to allow deep-seated fires to be cooled beyond re-ignition levels and allow the emergency services to attend site.

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Why choose SolarFire Systems

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