Fire dampers help in halting the spread of fire. They automatically close when the temperature of an area rises. Fire dampers are fixed usually near the walls and on the floors. Fire dampers are a part of the air distribution system. Air Distribution helps in the maintenance of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) system. Various types of air distribution system include dampers, coils, fans, filters, ducts etc. There are different types of fire dampers available in the market. A good quality fire damper stops and extinguishes even a small fire. Dampers are necessary in industries and areas where there is constant threat of fire. It is important to install fire dampers in all air transfer openings regardless of rating or in non-ducted walls. They are not compulsory to be installed at all penetrations of shaft enclosures and rated floor assemblies. Fire dampers are to be installed in places where air ducts penetrate walls that are rated for 2-hours or more. Fire dampers are a legal requirement. Tecnalco Aluminium Technical Engineering Factory, trusted and renowned air distribution products manufacturer UAE and fire damper manufacturer UAE, have fire dampers which can be installed anywhere as per your requirement and space.
When you are installing fire dampers you have to primarily look at how many fire dampers are required for your property. If the property already has fire dampers then the number of them and where they are to be installed should be checked. After that it has to be checked whether the already installed fire dampers is working properly and is fitted correctly. Dampers which are not working properly and which are not fitted properly should be corrected. It is a legal requirement to test fire dampers and testing has to be scheduled routinely as per the code of practice. Testing is usually done using the drop testing method. Fire dampers should be installed in such way that allows cleaning and testing possible. Often people make the mistake of installing fire dampers and then making the ductwork inaccessible by constructing things like false ceilings, stairs and walls. This makes testing and cleaning impossible. Compliance cannot be done with this type of carelessness. In such cases fire dampers have to be reinstalled and ductwork work has to be remodelled. Access points are important for all fire dampers. Ventilation system has to installed and designed in such a way which eliminates all future problems and issues.
In order to have proof of compliance proper paper work and documentation have to be done during drop testing, maintenance and cleaning. This can be done by taking photos of fire dampers and ductwork before, after and during the testing. The evidence can be submitted as and when required to the authorities. It is important to keep in mind that non-compliance to the rules is a serious offence.
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