Testing & Maintenance
To keep a fire detection system in good working order, it should
be subject to a routine maintenance programme in accordance with
Apollo recommends that users of fire detection equipment enter into
a maintenance and servicing agreement with the detector
The following is a summary of Apollo's recommended maintenance
schedule for detectors, based on UK code BS5839 part 1.
Over the course of a year, every detector in the system should be
functionally tested at least once, using recommended equipment. If
the detectors are located in a dirty, dusty or corrosive
atmosphere, then they should be tested more frequently.
A visual inspection of detectors should take place more frequently.
For more information on the criteria for cleaning and the relevant
services Apollo offers, please visit the Cleaning and Recalibration
Control equipment should be checked daily to ensure that normal
operation is indicated. If any fault is indicated, this should be
recorded in the log and action taken to rectify the fault. Ensure
that any faults notified previously have been corrected.
Conventional detectors should be tested on a test set to ensure
that current consumption in both quiescent and alarm state are in
accordance with data published in the appropriate Engineering
Control equipment for analogue addressable monitors should be
checked to ensure that the monitors are returning a 'clean air'
value which is within the limits shown in the appropriate
Engineering Product Guide.
Detectors still returning values outside of these limits after
cleaning should be replaced. They can be sent back to Apollo for
full cleaning and recalibration.