8 OUT OF 10 NON-HEALTHCARE FACILITIES HAVE NOT INSPECTED THEIR DAMPERS*
Do you know what the code is for damper testing and damper repair?
NFPA 80 states that:
19.4.1 Each damper shall be tested and inspected 1 year after installation
188.8.131.52. The test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years except in hospitals where the frequency shall then be every six years
NFPA 105 states that:
6.5.1 Smoke dampers for dedicated and non-dedicated smoke control systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 92A, Standard for Smoke-Control Systems Utilizing Barriers and Pressure Differences
6.5.2 Each damper shall be tested and inspected one year after installation. The test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years, except in hospitals where the frequency shall be every 6 years.
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NFPA Code has very specific, detailed inspection and reporting requirements.
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