Room Integrity Testing

EPS Group provide competitively priced Room Integrity Testing for enclosures containing gaseous fire suppression systems.

 

From server rooms to large data centres and generator enclosures, our highly experienced team of Technicians are able to ensure safe operation of rooms protected by gaseous fire suppression systems.

 

Ensure you remain compliant today, book your Room Integrity Test with EPS Group today.

EPS Group: Room Integrity Testing for rooms protected by gaseous fire suppression systems as required by BS EN 15004.

Room Integrity Testing of enclosures is a method of determining how long fire suppressant agents take to descend to a given level, without releasing the agent itself.  When a fire is detected, gaseous fire suppression systems release a gas agent into the enclosure to reduce oxygen levels and thereby suppress the fire. The main standards in the UK for room integrity testing are BS EN 15004 & ISO 14520. It is recommended that an enclosure is tested upon installation, where a change is made or annually. For more information relating to Room Integrity Testing please explore the Frequently Asked Questions below.

To discuss your Room Integrity Testing requirements further, please contact us on 0115 7270599 email us at info@epsgroup.co.uk, or complete our enquiry form.

When is a Room Integrity Testing required?

A room integrity test is required wherever a gaseous fire suppression system is installed to measure how effectively the system works. A room integrity test uses a fan system to create a pressure differential between the room or enclosure under test and the external environment.  The test then verifies the integrity of the room to ensure that the gas will work effectively before escaping, ensuring that the fire can be suppressed or extinguished. A retention period of 10 minutes is usually the minimum period that the suppressant agents are required to be retained to allow time for emergency services to attend.  EPS Group are able to complete a room integrity test with minimal disruption, meaning the equipment can continue to operate whilst the test is completed. We can also provide a diagnostics service should the Room Integrity Test fail.

Room Integrity Testing Diagnostics

Our Technicians are experienced in detecting air leakage and have the following techniques available:

Thermal Image Diagnosis – When a sufficient temperature differential exists our Technicians can depressurise the enclosure and use thermal images cameras to identify air infiltration.

Smoke Testing – The room or enclosure can either be filled with smoke or smoke pens used to identify areas of air leakage.

Anemometers – Anemometers can to used locate small areas of air infiltration whilst under depressurisation.

Room Integrity Testing Diagnosis
Room Integrity Test Thermal Image
Air Tightness Testing with Smoke

Room Integrity Testing FAQs

How is a Room Integrity Test completed?

  • The room should be prepared for the test, any ventilation points such as ducts to outside should be set to the ‘hold time’ position, which usually means the dampers are closed.
  • A fan system is installed in a suitable doorway.
  • The room will be pressurised/depressurised to various pressure differentials and a number of measurements, and environmental readings are taken.
  • Once the fan is running, the actual Room Integrity Test generally takes around 30 minutes, and results are available instantly. However at EPS Group, we allow up to 2 hours to complete a test in order to ensure that there is an opportunity to address any unexpected problems that may arise.
  • During the course of the test all equipment can continue to operate, meaning minimal disruption during the course of the test.

How often do I need a Room Integrity Test?

Room Integrity or Enclosure Testing should be undertaken when the room is installed, when there any changes to the room, or annually. Because it is difficult to know when changes have taken place British Standards recommend an annual test.

When will I receive the results from my Room Integrity Test?

A verbal result is provided instantly on the day of the test.  A formal report is then issued within 24 hours which provides the full test data.

What happens if the Room Integrity Test fails?

Our Technicians are experienced in detecting air leakage and have the option of using the following techniques:

Thermal Image Diagnosis – When a sufficient temperature differential exists our Technicians can depressurise the enclosure and use thermal images cameras to identify air infiltration.

Smoke Testing – The room or enclosure can either be filled with smoke or smoke pens used to identify areas of air leakage.

Anemometers – Anemometers can to used locate small areas of air infiltration whilst under depressurisation.

How can EPS Group help with Room Integrity Testing?

There are many reasons to appoint EPS Group to provide your Room Integrity Testing

How can EPS Group help with Room Integrity Testing?

We pride ourselves on providing a client-focused Room Integrity Testing service. We allocate time within our appointments to detect air leakage areas which allows us to provide detailed reports where required. Our Technicians carry thermal image cameras, smoke pens and anemometers to help diagnose any problems.

We have been providing air tests since 2007, and our Technicians are vastly experienced with  testing all types of buildings. We understand that the test can be an inconvenience so do all that we can to accommodate our clients needs.

There are many other reasons to appoint EPS Group to complete your Room Integrity Test including:

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Highly Competitive Fees

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Fully Qualified Technicians

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Minimal Disruption to Clients

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Flexible Test Appointments Including Weekends

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Leakage Detection Equipment

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We value the importance of a solid working relationship with those in the construction industry, and for many, we serve as the reliable go-to-company to entrust from the planning stage of a development through to completion.

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Jual Ahmed
Jual Ahmed
2021-07-08
Excellent service from start to finish. I would highly recommend and will definitely use again. Thank you!
S P F
S P F
2021-07-06
A great service and attended within a week of request. Polite knowledgeable engineer who completed the test quickly and efficiently...Thank you EPS
Steve Naylor
Steve Naylor
2021-05-27
EPS group undertook the initial SAP design assessment, then the as-built assessment for my new property, including air test. They were super-responsive and made the appointment for the air-test within a few days of the request. The certificates were issued very promptly and they helped me through the process (I had never done this before). Really recommend them.
Nick Collingridge
Nick Collingridge
2021-03-18
Great service from EPS Group. Their operative was friendly, efficient and very helpful. He carried out his survey quickly and then spent time walking round the property with me pointing out all the points at which air was infiltrating. He also passed on some invaluable tips about the best way to attend to the detailing of aspects of a property's structure to maximise air tightness. I am altogether very satisfied with the survey.
Mark Blood
Mark Blood
2021-03-13
Have worked with EPS for several years now in connection with all of our energy assessment requirements. Extremely efficient service at very competitive fees and always available to offer advice on achieving compliance. Would definitely recommend.