To monitor the quality of the FM-200 pipework throughout different stages and before testing and commissioning works taking place, checklists will be completed by the project team [client, commissioning manager, designer, and installer/contractor].
The stages at when these checks will be completed are:
- installation &
We have a checklist for the complete Gas Suppression / FM 200 System, see our article 'GAS SUPPRESSION / FM 200 SYSTEM | Pre-Functional Checklist'
Once the delivery, storage, installation, and pre-commissioning/functional checks have been completed, the pressure testing can commence.
🟩 Delivery Inspection
Once the FM-200 pipework and ancillaries arrive at the site, usually delivered by a transport company, the following should be checked with the driver before being accepted into storage.
Any noted damage should be reported immediately in writing to the manufacturer/supplier, supported with photographs.
|Supplier's consolidated delivery ticket is available, showing all equipment and ancillaries for inspection and being used to check the delivery.
|A copy of the order is available for reference and used to review the delivery.
|Pipework is packaged with end caps to protect the internal surfaces.
|Pipework has the correct wall thickness.
|Pipework has suitable flanges.
|Pipework is dry internally.
|Pipework is not damaged.
|Pipework surfaces are clean and not scratched
|Paint has been applied to the pipework where required and is in good condition.
|All ancillaries are included in delivery as per the order and delivery note
|Replace any protection that has been removed
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🟩 Storage Inspection
🟧 Storage Area
If the FM-200 pipework is to be placed into storage on-site before installation, there should be an inspection completed checking the following.
|The area is internal and shall not be affected by the weather.
|If the pipework & ancillaries are not to be stored internally but externally, there is sufficient protection to protect it from weather and ambient conditions.
|The surface where the pipework & ancillaries are to be placed is flat.
|The area is well covered and protected.
|The area is well ventilated and has no risk of high humidity.
|The area is clean & dust-free.
🟧 Storage of the FM-200 Pipework & Ancillaries
Before the pipework is placed into storage, the following should be checked.
[note: due to the risks involved, the gas cylinders shall not be stored on-site, they shall be delivered and installed just before handover and documented separately].
|Pipework & ancillaries will not be over stacked.
|Pipework & ancillaries shall not have materials stacked on them.
|All ancillaries shall be placed in a safe and secure location so items do not go missing or get damaged.
|Pipework/connection caps protecting the flanges are not removed.
|The pipework shall be raised from the floor to allow airflow and stop the risk of water ingress.
🟩 Pre-Installation Inspection
Before the pipework & ancillaries are installed, the following should be checked.
|The bracketry is ready and can bear the weight of the installation, and has been spaced correctly.
|The room/area is dry and watertight.
|The area being installed is not prone to flooding or ponding of water.
|The room/area the pipework will be installed into is clean and dust-free. If there is dust/construction work, the pipework should be protected from concrete dust, cement.
|Check to ensure that all connection kits containing - gaskets, bolts are available to allow bolting up of the pipework.
|Pipework is clean and free of damage
We have created this bundle to consolidate all the Equipment Pre-Commissioning and Maintenance Checklists that are available across the site.
The checklists are provided in Microsoft Word and Excel.
|There is enough space allowed around and above the pipework once installed to perform maintenance and remove components, where required [check the manufacturer's maintenance instructions for requirements]
🟩 Pre-Commissioning Inspection
Once the pipework has been installed and before the functional testing and commissioning phase, the following shall be checked.
|Pipework & ancillaries are installed according to the project drawings & manufacturers' requirements [size, nozzle location].
|Discharge nozzles are installed and oriented per the manufacturer's requirements.
|Where nozzle deflectors have been installed, they are positioned according to the manufacturer's requirements.
|There is no risk of potential harm or injury from installing the nozzles and bracketry.
|There is no risk of loose objects being stored within the space on shelves, cabinets, or similar surfaces, near to the discharge nozzles from becoming projectiles.
|Piping is free to expand and contract without noise or damage to hangers, joints, or the building.
|Pipework does not put undue stress on ancillaries and equipment, connected and bracketed to support itself.
|Seismic restraints, where required, installed.
|All piping supports and hangers meet criteria set out in the specifications & manufacturers' requirements, including being securely fastened to prevent unwanted vertical or lateral movement during discharge.
|The pipework has been internally inspected to verify that there is no oil or dirt/debris within it that could cause an issue to the operation of the system discharge.
|Any changes in pipe sizes are made with the proper sized reducing fittings.
|All fittings meet specification requirements & manufacturers' requirements.
|All fittings and ancillaries are rated correctly and in line with the system's pressure & manufacturers' requirements.
|All equipment requiring maintenance is accessible (valves, junction boxes).
|Piping does not block access to equipment that is part of this system or another system.
|All valves are installed as per the drawing & manufacturers' requirements.
|Pipework is insulated as per the specification and vapor sealed where required.
|Piping is installed, ensuring that insulation shall not contact adjacent surfaces.
|Any pipe openings are temporarily sealed to maintain piping system cleanliness & integrity for testing.
|All components, including valves and controls, are labeled according to the project naming convention.
|Valves/check valves have been installed according to the manufacturer's requirements and are in the correct direction.
|All pressure gauges installed and display scale as per design & manufacturers' requirements.
|All drawings have been updated to reflect any changes made.
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