Here at AlertONE we have combined professional engineering and over 30 years of experience in the Fire Protection services industry. Our room integrity testers are Level 3 certified by RETROTEC which is the highest training level that can be achieved. Our team has extensive industry experience, training certifications and professional engineering qualifications.
We ensure our client’s most critical assets are appropriately fire protected and code compliant.
AlertONE Service Offers
- Over 30 years of industry experience
- Professional engineering services
- Level 3 certified room integrity testers
- Retrotec double fan certified
- NFPA and ISO compliant software for room integrity testing
- Skilled technicians for room repair work
We provide services for the fire protection industry and end users of fire suppression systems.
We also offer solutions to ensure pressure fluctuations are restricted to an acceptable level.
Room Integrity Testing
AlertONE provides room integrity testing for all types of enclosures, from server rooms to industrial complexes.
For more challenging rooms, we also have the qualifications and equipment to conduct double fan testing, which can more accurately evaluate the integrity of a room. Our equipment and software are calibrated on a schedule that either meets or exceeds the standards. Our testers are skilled at identifying the leaks within an enclosure and can make recommendations on repairs required to improve the room integrity.
What is a Room Integrity Test?
The primary objective of a Room Integrity Test is to determine the total leakage of a room. The results are used to evaluate whether a clean agent or CO2 suppression system will adequately protect the equipment within the enclosure. This test can be used to optimize room and suppression system design. In the event of a system discharge, significant pressure fluctuations are associated with the rapid release of clean agent into an enclosure. These pressures can pose a structural risk to the room and equipment. The Room Integrity Test will determine the extent of these pressure fluctuations.The Room Integrity Test is accomplished by using specialized equipment to pressurize and depressurize an enclosure. This test is significantly more cost effective and environmentally friendly compared to a system discharge test of either clean agent or CO2.
Why do you need a room integrity test?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 2001, is the standard for the installation and maintenance of clean agent fire extinguishing systems. It stipulates that all protected enclosures require a room integrity test to confirm system performance and evaluate enclosure pressure fluctuations.
A room integrity test is also required each time a protected room is altered, modified or worked on. The global industry best practice is to conduct a room integrity test on an annual basis. This ensures that the critical equipment within the room is adequately protected and the room has not been inadvertently compromised.
System Leak Detection
As part of our service, we can conduct an external inspection and leak test of your clean agent fire suppression cylinder and valve assemblies. We use the most sensitive equipment in the industry. This can be performed while we are on site to complete your room integrity test.
Relief Vents for Peak Pressures
We provide solutions to ensure that a specified maximum pressure within the room is not exceeded as a result of a system discharge. If required, we can make arrangements to have pressure relief vents designed and installed.
For organizations concerned with fire protection of critical facilities.
- Recommendations on appropriate fire protection at the concept or design phase
- Optimizing enclosure design for minimum peak pressures and maximum agent retention
- Review of facilities from a special hazard fire protection perspective
- Evaluation of existing systems to determine if they meet current hazard requirements and standards
- Preparation of suppression system specifications
- Evaluation of CO2 systems to verify that they meet life safety requirements
- Recommendations and advice related to Halon 1301 systems