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?
- Systems check list. All our systems have kit check lists, clearly identifying what system and detectors are installed and what extinguishing system is installed. As the engineer checks them, they tick off the items against the check list.
- Suppression Control Panel - the suppression control panel operation is checked, all buttons and switches are checked and electrical connections are verified. Any repeater panels or graphics are also checked.
- Detectors - there are many different types of smoke detectors, each checked and serviced in a particular way. For example, smoke detectors need a
special kit, test keys are used to activate hold or abort buttons.
VESDA / HSSD / ASD Detectors- The detectors, pipework and power supplies are checked. Filters are changed in each VESDA or ASD detector.
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.
We Service -
- Inert Gas eg - Inergen / Argonite
- Syntheic Gas eg - FM-200 or Novec 1230 / Sapphire
- Water Mist Systems
- Water Leak Detection Systems
- Afff Foam Systems
- Condensed Aerosol Systems
- Foam Testing
- Kitchen Hood Systems
- Chemical & Dry Power Systems
- High & Low Pressure Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Systems
- Reduced Oxygen Fire Prevention Systems / Hypoxic Air Systems
- Cylinder Strech Testing (hydrostatic cylinder testing)
- Room Integrity Testing
- Room Sealing
- Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
Why choose SolarFire Systems
- Nationwide coverage
- Multi-year service contracts available
- 24hr attendance
- Skilled trained engineers
- Mechanical and Electrical servicing available
- Competitive pricing
- BAFE SP 203 accredited
- F-Gas certified
For more information on how we can help your business visit www.solarfiresystems.com or email [email protected] or call the office direct to speak to one of the our service coordinators on 01628 902107.