What is a Room Integrity test?
The primary objective of a Room Integrity Test is to determine the total leakage of a room. The results are used to evaluate whether a clean agent or CO2 suppression system will adequately protect the equipment within the enclosure. This test can be used to optimize room and suppression system design.
In the event of a system discharge, significant pressure fluctuations are associated with the rapid release of clean agent into an enclosure. These pressures can pose a structural risk to the room and equipment. The Room Integrity Test will determine the extent of these pressure fluctuations.
The Room Integrity Test is accomplished by using specialized equipment to pressurize and depressurize an enclosure. This test is significantly more cost effective and environmentally friendly compared to a system discharge test of either clean agent or CO2.
Why do you need one?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 2001, is the standard for the installation and maintenance of clean agent fire extinguishing systems. It stipulates that all protected enclosures require a room integrity test to confirm system performance and evaluate enclosure pressure fluctuations.
A room integrity test is also required each time a protected room is altered, modified or worked on. The global industry best practice is to conduct a room integrity test on an annual basis. This ensures that the critical equipment within the room is adequately protected and the room has not been inadvertently compromised.
What do we offer?
We provide room integrity testing for all types of enclosures, from server rooms to industrial complexes.. For more challenging rooms, we also have the qualifications and equipment to conduct double fan testing, which can more accurately evaluate the integrity of a room.
Our room integrity testers are Level 3 certified by Retrotech Inc., which is the highest training level that can be achieved. Our equipment and software are calibrated on a schedule that either meets or exceeds the standards. If required, your test can also be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer.
Our testers are skilled at identifying the leaks within an enclosure and can make recommendations on repairs required to improve the room integrity. We can also offer solutions to ensure that pressure fluctuations are restricted to an acceptable level. If required, we can arrange for any necessary alterations to the room.