Industrial Services FAQs
How to Ensure Your Property Is Protected
What is a door fan test? Do you need one? We answer these and other commonly asked questions about industrial air testing below.
Q: What is a door fan test?
A: A way to measure the leakage of an enclosure using a large, calibrated fan temporarily installed in a doorway of the room or building to be tested, and a pressure-sensing device to measure the pressure created by the fan flow.
Q: Who needs to have a door fan test?
A: There are many reasons to consider having a door fan test conducted in an industrial setting. The first is if you are having a clean agent fire suppression system installed somewhere on-site. Not only is it important to know if the air leakage is low enough to have a sufficient hold time for the clean agent after discharge, it is also important to know whether a pressure relief vent is needed and, if so, what size.
The next reason is for mandated shelters-in-place. Whether federally or company mandated, shelters-in-place should be taken very seriously as the health and safety of your workers may be on the line. The only certain way to determine if your shelter-in-place facility is airtight is by administering a door fan test.
There are many other reasons, including determining the energy efficiency/cost savings of a structure and deciding how much sealing needs to be done to ensure a structure is free of dust, mold and unwanted insects and vermin.
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Entergis Testing and Sealing, LLC would be pleased to discuss your industrial needs during an initial consultation. Schedule one by calling us at 83ENTERGIS or (225) 445-2362, or by filling out our online contact form.