Air Technical Services has years of experience in inspecting and testing all types of fire dampers, smoke dampers, and fire/smoke dampers. We now offer an easy to use, client based portal on our website, which gives customers instant access to the most current information on their fire dampers and inspection reports. Many businesses are required to have this information readily available for safety and fire inspections, however, our client portal guarantees the most accurate and current information is never more than a few clicks away. This streamlined process gives clients access to important information as soon as they need it, saving them time, money, and the hassle of managing the reports.
Fire and smoke dampers play a critical role in your life safety system. Dampers need to be in proper working order to ensure that they will close properly in the case of a fire. This will prevent the spread of smoke and/or fire throughout your facility. Malfunctioning smoke and fire dampers are a safety issue for your facility as well as costing you money.
When a damper fails to open after a test of the alarm system, the air flow and balance in your facility is altered dramatically. This can cause irregular air balance; it can also redirect air flow in the HVAC system temperature stability. NFPA Code requires that all fire dampers, smoke dampers and combination fire/smoke dampers, be inspected within 1 year of installation. After the first inspection, dampers are only required to be inspected every 4 years, while hospitals are required to have fire and smoke damper inspections completed every 6 years.
Any repairs are to be made immediately following the completion of the entire inspection.