GAS SUPPRESSION / FM 200 SYSTEM | Pre-Functional Checklist

July 24, 2022 |

This FM 200 / Gas Suppression Pre-Functional Test Checklist can be used and completed throughout the project and its different stages covering:

  • delivery,
  • storage,
  • installation &
  • pre-commissioning/pre-functional

Once the Pre-Functional Checks have been completed, including all equipment and ancillaries related to the system, the full functional testing/commissioning can be conducted.

To know more on Gas Suppression Systems, including what they are, types, components etc, see our article 'CLEAN AGENTS | What are they, Types & Benefits'

Delivery Inspection

Once the fire suppression system and components arrive on-site, usually delivered by a transport company, and before being accepted into storage, the following should be checked with the driver.

Any damage that is noted should be reported to the manufacturer/supplier immediately days in writing, supported with photographs.

Pipework

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Supplier's consolidated delivery ticket is available, showing all equipment and ancillaries for inspection and being used to check the delivery.
2A copy of the order is available for reference and used to review the delivery.
3Pipework is packaged with end caps to protect the internal surfaces.
4Pipework has the correct wall thickness.
5Pipework has the correct flanges / screwed.
6Pipework is dry internally.
7Pipework is not damaged.
8Pipework surfaces are clean and not scratched
9Paint has been applied to the pipework where required and is in good condition.
10All ancillaries are included in delivery as per the order and delivery note.
[Valves, Solenoid valves Pressure Switches, Pilot Actuators, Pilot Tube, Vent Check, Check Valves, Manual Valve Actuator, Pressure Gauges, Nozzles]
11Replace any protection that has been removed

Gas Bottles

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Supplier's consolidated delivery ticket is available, showing all equipment and ancillaries for inspection and being used to check against.
2A copy of the order that was sent to the supplier is available for reference and is being used to check against
3Cap installed on bottles to protect neck and head.
4Correct connection sizes for pipework.
5Appropriate transportation from delivery vehicle to location available.

Control Equipment / Ancillaries

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Supplier's consolidated delivery ticket is available, showing all equipment and ancillaries for inspection and being used to check against.
2A copy of the order that was sent to the supplier is available for reference and is being used to check against
3Equipment is packaged and crated in separate boxes for maximum protection
4The equipment nameplate and details match the purchase order
5Delivery protection is dry
6Equipment and ancillaries are dry internally
7The external casing of the equipment is undamaged
8All ancillaries [control panel, remote panel, manual release, detectors, alarm bells, lights & signage] are included in delivery as per the order and delivery note
9Spin the fan to ensure not damaged and out of line
10Replace and protection that has been removed
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Storage Inspection

Storage Area

If the equipment is to be placed into storage on site prior to installation, there will be an inspection completed checking the following.

[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].

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1The area is internal and will not be affected by the weather.
[if the equipment is not rated for external use]
2The surface where the equipment is to be placed is flat.
3The equipment will be raised from the floor to allow airflow and stop the risk of water ingress.
4The area is well covered and protected.
5The area is well ventilated and has no risk of high humidity.
6The area is clean & dust-free.

Storage of Equipment & Ancillaries

Before being placed into storage, the following should be checked.

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Equipment will not be stacked.
2Units will not have materials stacked on them.
3All ancillaries will be placed in a safe and secure location, so items do not go missing or get damaged.
4All original packaging is intact and not removed.
5Pipework caps are not removed.
6Equipment and all components placed on a flat surface.

Pre-Installation Inspection

Before the equipment, ancillaries, and pipework being installed, the following should be checked.

Pipework

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1The bracketry is ready, can bear the installation weight, and is spaced correctly.
2The room/area is dry and watertight.
3The area being installed is not prone to flooding or ponding of water.
4The 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.
5Check to ensure that all connection kits containing - gaskets, bolts are available to allow bolting up of the pipework.
6Pipework is clean and free of damage

Gas Bottles

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1The plinth/base is ready, flat, and level & can bear the weight of the bottles.
2Bracketry to mount the bottles is ready
3The room/area is dry and watertight.
4The area being installed is not prone to flooding or ponding of water.
5The room/area the bottles will be installed into is clean and dust-free.
6Perminant doors are installed with the ability to lock. To provide security to the area when bottles are installed.

Control Equipment / Ancillaries

The below checklists will cover the control panel, remote panel, manual release detectors, alarm bells, lights & signage.

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1The walls / ceiling where equipment being mounted are ready, plastered, painted and flat.
2The room/area is dry and watertight.
3The room/area the equipment will be installed into is clean and dust-free.

If there is dust/construction work, then the equipment should be protected.
4Check that all required cabling can be run through the space and on appropriate containment.

Maintenance Access

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1There is enough space allowed around and above the Equipment / Bottles once installed to perform maintenance and remove/replace components.

[check the manufacturer's maintenance instructions for requirements]
2All doors can be fully opened to gain access to the equipment.
3Check that there is enough space for filters, coils, and fans to be removed and replaced.
4Confirm that there is a safe manner to remove the parts and components of the equipment and that there is enough space at high level to maintain the detectors and pipework nozzles.

Pre-Commissioning Inspection

Once the equipment has been installed and prior to the functional testing and commissioning phase taking place, the following will be checked.

General

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Document the information of each piece of equipment from its nameplate/details and cross-reference with the specified information to ensure correct.
2Ensure all panels and equipment are level each unit is level.
3All-access doors can be open and closed with no gaps or leakage.
4Seismic restraints, where required, installed.
5All release mechanisms for the suppression bottles / system have been removed and bottles isolated.
6Each detector has been pre-tested with evidence for operation.
7All polarized alarm devices and auxiliary relays have been tested and inspected for polarity prior to testing. With evidence provided.
8Any initiating and notification circuits have been tested and inspected for end-of-line devices [where required]. With evidence.
9All supervised circuits have been tested for ‘trouble response’ prior to testing. With evidence provided.
10Operation and startup manual for the system is available.

Pipework

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Pipework & ancillaries are installed according to the project drawings & manufacturers' requirements [size, nozzle location].
2Discharge nozzles are installed and oriented per the manufacturer's requirements.
3Where nozzle deflectors have been installed, they are positioned according to the manufacturer's requirements.
4No loose objects are being stored within the space on shelves, cabinets, or similar surfaces, near to the discharge nozzles from becoming projectiles.
5Piping is free to expand and contract without noise or damage to hangers, joints, or the building.
6Pipework does not put undue stress on ancillaries and equipment, connected and bracketed to support itself.
7All 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.
8The 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.
9Any changes in pipe sizes are made with the proper sized reducing fittings.
10All fittings and ancillaries are rated correctly and in line with the system's pressure & manufacturers' requirements.
11All equipment requiring maintenance is accessible (valves, junction boxes).
12Piping does not block access to equipment that is part of this system or another system.
13All valves are installed as per the drawing & manufacturers' requirements.
14Pipework is insulated as per the specification and vapor sealed where required.
15Piping is installed, ensuring that insulation shall not contact adjacent surfaces.
16Any pipe openings are temporarily sealed to maintain piping system cleanliness & integrity for testing.
17All pressure gauges installed and display scale as per design & manufacturers' requirements.

Suppression System / Signage

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Main control panel is mounted in line with manufacturer and local code requirements, including manual pull button, auto / manual control.
2Remote panel installed at each entrance / exit.
3Abort button installed in line with drawings.
4Hold off button installed in line with drawings.
5Manual release switch installed in line with drawings
6Alarm bells installed and wired / available inline with project drawings and local codes.
7Sounders installed and wired / available in line with project drawings and local codes.
8Strobes installed and wired / available in line with project drawings and local codes.
9Detectors and heads installed fully inline with drawings and design requirements.
10Signage is installed in line with local requirements at each exit / entrance.
11Ensure all panels and equipment are level each unit is level.

Electrical General

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Equipment, including all ancillaries and components are fully earthed in line with the manufacturer's instructions.
2Earthing has been tested
3Electrical voltage from the site matches the unit required voltages.
4All cabling is installed and connected on the correct containment/raceways and not damaged.
5All cabling has been tested/torque tested.
6All electrical cabling is labeled in line with the project naming convention.

Secondary Power Source

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Secondary Power available [battery].
2If batteries are being used for secondary power source they are fully charged.

BMS/Monitoring System

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1BMS System connected from fire suppression system to head end with graphics and all required points, covering all alarms.
Proof of testing provided.
2Fire alarm notification panel connected and commissioned in line with project requirements.
3System set up and in ‘normal’ design condition.

Purge/Ventilation System

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Purge system installed and commissioned in line with the sequence of operations.

Proof of testing provided.
2Purge system interlocked with fire suppression system.

Proof of testing provided.
3General supply and extract ventilation system installed, commissioned, and interlocked with fire suppression system.

Proof of testing provided.
4System set up and in ‘normal’ design condition.

[Fans, Dampers, Controls]

Security/Access Control

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1Security/access control system installed and commissioned in line with the sequence of operations.

Proof of testing provided.
2System set up and in ‘normal’ design condition.

[Doors locked]

Documentation

RefInspection/TaskYes/No/[n/a]
1All drawings have been updated to reflect any changes made.

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