~ NFPA ~
The National Fire Protection Standard 80 - 19.4 & 19.5 - 2007 edition
damper shall be inspected 1 year after installation
and then the frequency shall be every six (6) years for hospitals.
to the 6 year rule is MOB's. They are required to be inspected every
The following maintenance shall be performed on fire
- Fusible links (where
applicable) shall be removed for testing.
- All dampers shall be operated to
verify that they close fully.
- All inspections shall document the
location, date of inspection,
inspector and deficiencies
- If the damper is not operable, repairs
shall begin without delay.
objective of damper inspections is to assure compliance with
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