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The National Fire Protection Standard 80 - 19.4 & 19.5 - 2007 edition

States that: Each damper shall be inspected 1 year after installation
and then the frequency shall be every six (6) years for hospitals.

One exception to the 6 year rule is MOB's. They are required to be inspected every 4 years.

The following maintenance shall be performed on fire dampers:

  1. Fusible links (where applicable) shall be removed for testing.
  2. All dampers shall be operated to verify that they close fully.
  3. All inspections shall document the location, date of inspection,
    inspector and deficiencies
  4. If the damper is not operable, repairs shall begin without delay.

The objective of damper inspections is to assure compliance with this standard.

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