How do we test the sprinklers?

Using one of our designated sprinkler head test rigs, The FPA 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.  

sprinkler test running

Click above to see a sprinkler head test in action

To find out more about how we can assist you with sprinkler testing please either

email us on sprinklers@thefpa.co.uk

 call on 01608 812 537

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