System Hygienics; duct cleaning specialists

Fire Damper Testing


Have you ever considered what might happen if a fire broke out in your building and travelled into your ventilation system? Would the fire dampers within the duct system prevent the spread of fire? We can provide an essential fire safety service whereby all your fire dampers will be located to ensure they are within the fire containment area and that they can be fully accessed. They are then cleaned, lubricated, drop tested and reset to ensure they are in good working order.

If simple faults are found such as damaged linkages these can also be replaced and then drawings can be marked and a report compiled showing time date and action taken for fire safety compliance.

British Standard 9999:2008 covers routine inspection and maintenance of ventilation and air conditioning ductwork and states that, depending on the type and style of dampers, the maintenance is specified at a maximum interval of 12 months for spring operated fire dampers or 2 years for others.

"if you don't keep up the standards, thats where the problems come in."
Derek Thorpe, London Fire Brigade

A faulty fire damper will not prevent the spread of fire.

Why are Fire Dampers so important?


If there is a fire in your building your fire dampers are intended to prevent the ductwork conveying fire from one area to another. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure correct operation of the fire dampers.

Fire dampers can help to prevent fatal situations from occuring, System Hygienics can test them for you.