Safety Systems for Any Emergency

Fire, Life & Safety Services

It is vital that key life safety systems are operating properly before an emergency situation occurs. Integra provides initial and periodic testing of key life safety systems such as Smoke Evacuation Systems, Fire Dampers and Stairwell Pressurization Systems. This includes identifying dampers and verifying proper installation and operation, testing and setting pressure relationships, and verifying maximum door pull strength.

Elevator & Stairwell Pressurization Testing

A critical component of any facility’s fire control and life safety system, elevator and stairwell pressurization keeps exit routes smoke-free in the event of a fire. Trouble arises when a elevator or stairwell loses pressure as its doors open and close. Elevator and Stairwell pressurization testing ensures that a building’s occupants can exit safely during a fire emergency. Correct pressures, air change rates, and door pull forces are key ingredients in a safe structure.

Fire/Life Safety System Commissioning

A smoke management system is a critical element of a building’s life safety system. Designed to control the movement of smoke during a fire emergency, smoke management systems provide a safe egress route to building occupants. Knowledge and experience is essential to achieving safety goals and regulatory compliance.

Systems and Components Tested:

Our third party life safety testing services extend to the following systems and components:

  • Detecting devices
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Door pulls
  • Control dampers
  • Stairwell pressurization
  • Floor to floor pressurization
  • Sprinkler systems

Fire & Smoke Damper Testing

Testing of fire and smoke dampers is critical to ensure proper operation of key system components that reduce the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. If a damper is found to not be operational, repairs need to be completed without delay and a periodic test must be completed after the repair is completed to ensure the damper’s operation. Fire code requirements can vary by local fire deparments requirements, type of facility, city, county, or state laws. So, ensure to do you research to protect your facilities occupants, and remain in compliance.

Room Integrity Testing (RIT)

A room integrity test determines a specific rooms ability to contain and supress a fire during an emergency.

Smoke Control Testing

The objective of Smoke Control systems is to provide occupants with a smoke-free environment and safely egress / evacuation or relocation route to a smoke-free zones. IBC 2000, Section 909.3, requires that smoke control systems be subject to special inspections and testing to verify the design and operation of the installed system. Integra coordinates with project architects, engineers, general contractor, sub consultants, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure that the fundamentals of Smoke Control are integrated cohesively into design documents and overall project schedule to set the stage for successful smoke control final acceptance testing required for building occupancy. 

Special inspections duties and tasks that Integra provides can include:

  • Stairway enclosure pressurization systems.
  • Atrium exhaust systems.
  • Floor venting systems.

Smoke Evacuation Testing

Testing a facilities smoke evacuation capability is a crucial component of a building’s life safety system. During testing we determine if the facilities life safe system is able to effectively redirect, dilute, or otherwise control the movement of smoke in order to provide a clear, safe egress route for occupants. Smoke management systems can also used to protect valuable equipment and machinery.