Where ductwork penetrates a fire barrier within a building, fire dampers are incorporated into the ventilation system and become an integral part of the buildings fire strategy. They provide a barrier which slows the spread of a fire and helps create time for evacuation and damage limitation. To ensure the fire strategy is effective it is imperative that the dampers are working correctly. BS 9999:2017 specifies that all fire dampers should be drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least every year.
ECL offer a comprehensive survey facility of your ductwork installation; based on your existing ductwork drawings and damper schedule or commencing with a site survey, we can plot and reference your current fire damper locations. These can then be drop tested and where applicable, cleaned and maintained to ensure that operation is effective and unhindered. If problems arise, we can advise on and implement solutions to make sure you are getting the most from your system and protecting your buildings and employees.