Building and Property Testing
The importance of building air testing is to follow current document L requirements to help energy efficiency and lower running costs set out by the government. The air test determines the building is retaining the air for the correct amount of time and not escaping the buildings envelope.
Should the air test imply the incorrect pressure has been retained energy consumption and fuel bills are not being achieved to their correct performance.
Room Integrity Testing
Many different types of rooms housing electrical systems such as computer systems, servers, communications networks, control systems, electronic archives, disaster recovery and data storage, are protected by gaseous fire suppression systems. It’s a legal requirement, and best practice, to test the integrity of these rooms regularly.
Since 2006, NFPA and BS (ISO and EN) standards have stipulated that all such enclosures must undergo integrity testing once a year, or more frequently if the enclosure changes in any way. Failure to gain a pass certificate in the specified timeframe could invalidate your insurance.
The integrity test determines the room’s ability to contain gaseous fire suppressant, once released, for an amount of time equivalent to the emergency services response time. The purpose of the test is to safeguard lives and minimise structural damage. If an integrity test fails we have the vast knowledge to be able to put in place remedial works to help achieve a pass.
CRS Passive Fire Protection
Millenium Business Park
Tel: 01623 412601