Active fire protection system testing

Warringtonfire’s UKAS accredited laboratory provides active fire testing to the BS 8458:2015 standard and our NATA accredited laboratory can test to NA18 as required by the new AS 1851-2012 standard.

What is an active fire protection system?

Active fire testing, also known as water mist system testing or sprinkler testing, is the process of testing fixed fire protection systems for residential and domestic use.

The primary purpose of active fire protection system testing is to help extinguish fires, or, suppress them long enough to allow the emergency services to arrive.

This is different to passive fire protection systems which typically involve trying to keep the fire out of certain areas to allow escape, or emergency service access, rather than trying to suppress the fire.

Why active fire testing?

Active fire protection systems need to be reliable, so the testing the system undergoes needs to be comprehensive. Completing your active fire testing can be one of the surest ways of showing your commitment to your duty of care to the ongoing maintenance of your systems.

There are two rigorous standards - BS 8458:2015 and AS 1851-2012 - which apply to the entire life cycle of an active fire protection system, giving recommendations for the design, installation, water supplies, commissioning, maintenance and testing of a water mist system or fire sprinkler system. 

By applying the BS 8458:2015 and AS 1851-2012 standards to your active fire testing, in the long run you will save money, by reducing the amount of weekly inspections and testing and identifying preventative measures that can reduce the likelihood of future expensive repairs.

As well as saving you money, comprehensive active fire testing can also help reduce your environmental impact. This can be due to water savings and minor reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that come from less maintenance and testing.

Why Warringtonfire for your active fire protection system testing?

Warringtonfire’s engaged experts have excellent experience in active fire protection system testing and can create bespoke programs, in conjunction with the necessary standards, in order to get your product to market.

Our facilities provide flexibility and a tailored system of active fire testing that can potentially serve your needs in a more appropriate manner, within the requirements of the standard. It is our aim to work with our clients to encourage innovation and development within this exciting sector.

To find out more about how Warringtonfire can meet your individual active fire protection system testing requirements, please contact your preferred laboratory, below