Case Study: Fire Damper Testing With Keele University

Posted in Fire Dampers on November 15, 2019

Keele University was founded in 1949 and is located in Staffordshire, UK. With over 10,000 students, it is ranked top 3 in England for overall student satisfaction. They approached System Hygienics because they wanted fire damper testing for 40 student housing and the campus building’s fire dampers. Fire dampers stop the spread of fire, and they knew that having their fire dampers adequately tested was of critical importance to the safety of their students. 

Their previous company managing the project had not performed up to standard and they needed a company they could trust. System Hygienics came very highly recommended from previous clients.  

The process 
500 dampers which were known on site needed to be tested along with a ‘Seek & Find’ effort to locate others. Due to the scope of the project, the work was initially planned to take place over summer break so as not to interfere with classes or housing. However, some exchange students were still on campus for the summer, so System Hygienics had to adjust their initial project plan. 

Luckily, System Hygienics prides itself on being able to work with client’s needs and timelines. They implemented 14 man days phased over four weeks in order to complete the testing with minimal disruption.  

The outcome 
The project was successfully completed to the client’s satisfaction, especially given the large scope and the short time frame of the project. According to Adam Worthington, the Planned Maintenance Coordinator for Keele University: 

‘Both parts of the job have gone very well indeed in part to the engineers that have been sent to site. Dayle and Adam have been excellent, they have done everything asked of them and have remained professional and polite throughout. I have also had very positive feedback from our Head of Operations Support regarding their conduct. It is to their credit that the site work has gone so well.’ 

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