What Happens if I Fail my Room Integrity Test

What Happens if I Fail my Room Integrity Test

If you fail your room integrity test don’t panic, APT’s highly trained and experienced Enclosure Testing Engineers will be able to locate the problem areas and identify where air is leaking out of the building by walking around the test enclosure with a localised smoke puffer, pencil checking the most common problem areas first.

By combining our fan testing equipment, we blow the smoke out through any penetrations in in the enclosure envelope; this makes the air paths far more visible. Smoke leaking from the enclosure can also be seen outside, and photographed to provide a record of any external leakage paths. Pressurised Smoke tests are ideal for identifying both generic and smaller more torturous areas of air leakage – often the cause of Room Integrity Test failures

Server Room Integrity Test

Some of the most common air leakage paths within the building envelope are:

            • around cracks or penetrations within the masonry/.plasterboard walls.
            • around pipe chases and cable trays where they penetrate the perimeter boundaries of the protected enclosure
            • around the inside perimeter at the floor and ceiling junctions.
            • Around porous block-work walls – this can be remedied by painting and ensuring the mortar joints are full.
            • around the entrance door reveals – door sweeps this can be remedied by installing drop seals, weather stripping around jambs.
            • around window frames and glazing.
            • Around various penetrations within the ceiling void such as underside of doorways.
            • Around poorly installed air conditioning dampers.

Once we have undertaken the smoke test and located the air leakage paths within the protected enclosure, we can collate and issue a detailed air leakage report which can be passed on to the fire sealing team. It’s also worth noting that the smoke won’t cause any damage to the building and/or equipment.

Room Integrity Test Equipment

is our ongoing aim to provide clients a ‘one stop’ Room Integrity Testing service to cater for their most exacting requirements. We only use high quality equipment that is UKAS calibrated – a basic requirement of a UKAS accredited testing laboratory. Our Engineers have over 40 years combined experience within the Fire Suppression Industry and are able to provide help and advice on your Room Integrity Test needs. We can also help if you have previously failed your integrity test, we can visit site and undertake localised smoke testing with air leakage reports. We can even undertake the fire sealing works if so required.

If you have a protected enclosure that requires a room integrity test, please contact us at: info@airpressuretesting.net or call Darren direct on 07775623464. We undertake testing throughout London and the South East.