Using one of our designated sprinkler head test rigs, the Fire Protection Association test laboratory will evaluate the condition and operational performance of a sprinkler head.
The tests will include:
Visual inspection of 100% of the samples
A minimum of 75% of the heads will be subjected to a ‘function test’ this has two parts, a water-based test to detect leakage in the heads and a gas flame activation test to check satisfactory operation of the heads. Once activated the water flow is monitored and assessed.
The remaining 25% may either be subject an operating temperature test where heads are placed in a water bath which is heated gradually until the thermally sensitive element activates or further function testing.
Post testing visual inspection, paying particular attention to the waterways and deflector plate
Further testing if needed, for example if the heads were blocked
Results and recommendations will be provided in a detailed report within 4 weeks of receiving the heads.
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