Fire and Smoke Damper Services

damper.jpgKeeping a building’s fire and smoke dampers in excellent working condition should be a main priority of any building owner.

With 50+ years of experience working on commercial, government, institutional, and industrial projects, Central Mechanical has the expertise needed to keep any facility’s fire and smoke dampers functioning as efficiently and safely as the day they were installed.

As a specialty contractor in fire and smoke damper testing, Central Mechanical provides comprehensive smoke and damper inspection that includes all detailed reporting, as required by NFPA guidelines.

In addition to keeping tenants safe, testing and maintenance can help lower costs and ensure State Fire Marshall Compliance. The qualified technicians at Central Mechanical can also perform any necessary repairs that are discovered at the time of inspection.

Central Mechanical’s NFPA fire, smoke, and combination damper inspection includes:

  • Unobstructed access to the damper will be verified and deficiencies reported to the owner.
  • If the damper has a fusible link, the link will be removed for testing to ensure full closure and lock-in-place if so equipped. The fusible link will be reinstalled after the completion of testing.
  • The operation test of the damper needs to verify that there is no damper interference due to rusted, bent, misaligned or damaged frame or blades, or defective hinges or parts.
  • The damper frame must not be penetrated by any foreign objects that would affect fire damper operations.
  • The damper must not be blocked from closure in any way.
  • Lubricate all moving parts of the damper.
  • Manually activate electric smoke dampers to ensure that the actuator is operable and to verify full closure of the smoke damper.
  • All inspections and testing will be documented indicating the location of the damper, date of inspection, name of inspector and deficiencies discovered.
  • The documentation will have space to indicate when and how the deficiencies were corrected.
  • Inspections will be performed by Central Mechanical’s Qualified Personnel as required by NFPA guidelines.

Observing State and Federal Regulations

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council (ICC), The Joint Commission, State Fire Marshals, and others require periodic inspection of passive fire systems.

Additionally, all documentation needs to be maintained and made available for review by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Central Mechanical provides unmatched certified service, prepared to meet and exceed these guidelines.

For more information on fire and smoke damper services, contact Central Mechanical today.