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2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual
Single Blower Panel Set
Large room testing with
2 Blowers
Range Selection
2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual
with Model N digital
Or, E43 Aluminum
Frame Set Up
Room and Flow
Pressure Readings
updated 2002-05-28
OR, Model L digital
control panel
Leak check at + 15Pa
Room pressure
Windy test conditions
OR, Model E analog
gauge clip
Smoke test &
measure static pressure
Mixing or NO mixing?
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  • Page 1 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual with Model N digital Single Blower Panel Set console Or, E43 Aluminum Large room testing with Frame Set Up 2 Blowers Range Selection Room and Flow Pressure Readings 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual OR, Model L digital control panel Leak check at + 15Pa Room pressure...
  • Page 2 Lower leak tests using: Flex-duct ceiling What to do if room fails. neutralization Field Calibration Tall doorways Recalibration of Large building Testing Retrotec Infiltrometer …rent additional equipment if needed 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Lower leak tests using: Plastic-on-Ceiling procedure Sub-floor Only tests using Floor neutralization procedure Troubleshooting and...
  • Page 3 Single Blower Panel Set Up Select a doorway where the air will be blown into the largest space so the air can find its way back to the leak. Set the panel bag close to the door. Open Blower Panel and position back edge against the doorstop.
  • Page 4 Cinch lower strap tight and secure strap in cleat. Smooth down the fill-in sheet from top to bottom Cinch and lock the pull strap to secure the panel. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual The small fill-in sheet is positioned first in the groove.
  • Page 5 Hook the bottom foot on the blower through the hole in the center of the panel. Blower is upright and locked in place. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Align the nylon block on top of the blower with the panel cutout, insert and rotate the blower till the top is horizontal to lock it into the panel.
  • Page 6 Set up Model N digital console Place Laptop Console on blower case. Remove the control cords 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Set rocker switches OFF by pressing the “0” so blowers don’t come on accidentally. Place the cords next to the panel set. Power to console comes from: 1.
  • Page 7 Your laptop computer power supply plugs into the female plug inside the console. The power supply cord is then led through this hole to the computer above. Page 7 of 58 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual updated 2002-05-28...
  • Page 8 OR, Model L digital control panel for Models L64 and L63 The control panel can sit on top of the blower case with your laptop beside it. Page 8 of 58 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual updated 2002-05-28...
  • Page 9 OR, Model E analog gauge clip The Gauge Clip attaches to the door or the Aluminium frame. Loosen knob on gauge plate to accommodate door thickness. Hold gauges at eye level. Rotate clamp to grip door. Tighten knob. Zero gauges by blowing in the tubes and capping them off with your thumb so the gauge stays at the top of its range for 30 seconds.
  • Page 10 OR, DM-1 digital gauge for models J64 The digital gauge can be hand held and used to measure static pressure, room pressure and flow pressure. Connect a tube from the panel to the right hand port of the DM-1 to get room pressure. Then connect a tube from the DM-1 to the blower to get flow pressure.
  • Page 11 Take the 7ft red tube and throw outside, away from the air blast of the door fan and if outdoors, away from wind if possible. If you were testing from outside the room, this tube would then get thrown inside. Plug the clear flow pressure pick-up tube into the nylon quick-connect on top of the blower.
  • Page 12 Install the X-Y Panel. Expand the X-Y Panel vertically with the center strap. Tighten and lock the horizontal straps in their cleats. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Expand the X-Y panel horizontally by hand. Cinch and lock the vertical strap in the cleat. Ensure rocker switches are OFF at the control panel.
  • Page 13 Red tube is always extended away from the air-stream on the opposite side of the door. Page 13 of 58 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual updated 2002-05-28...
  • Page 14 This detailed picture shows white dots that should line up. Later models may have molded dots. This vertical bar should line up on each sheet. Page 14 of 58 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual updated 2002-05-28...
  • Page 15 Large room testing with 2 Blowers 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Models N64 and L64 Use the second blower panel. Install it above the lower blower panel. Install the second blower in the upper panel. For added security: 1. mount the panels on the far side of the doorstop so the weight of the blowers pulls them into the stop 2.
  • Page 16 Or, E43 Aluminum Frame Set Up Open case Connect corners Cover with cloth 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Take out pieces Fit frame loosely into doorway. Fit frame and cloth into door way. updated 2002-05-28 Assemble flat. Line up numbers. Adjust knobs to hold the size Page 16 of 58...
  • Page 17 Actuate cam levers Use Velcro to hold blower This install will take about 20 minutes the first time. It will take less time with practice. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Frame is installed. Finished installation. The main advantage of the Aluminum frame is slightly smaller package for shipment and lower cost.
  • Page 18: Leak Check

    Leak Check The Purpose of the leak check is to locate the major leaks in the enclosure before performing the door fan test. Often large holes are located that must then be sealed before the door fan test can begin. Sometimes the smoke test identifies dampers that are not closing correctly or not at all.
  • Page 19 Smoke test & measure static pressure The purpose of this test is to see whether there is a static pressure in the room prior to the door fan test. The door fan is not running and smoke is puffed in front of an open hole in the blower.
  • Page 20 Select Blower Range Principles of Infiltrometer Air Flow Measurement The Infiltrometer can accurately measure airflow between 18 CFM and 6500 CFM. However, in order to measure accurately over this wide range, the range must be changed as described in the following section. The Infiltrometer fan blade pushes air out the back of the fan creating a negative pressure in front of the blades.
  • Page 21 Range Selection Procedure Always start with the restrictor plate off - that's called Range 22 for the 22" diameter inlet. Give the speed control a quick half turn to get the motor moving then QUICKLY turn the control DOWN if required. As you increase the fan speed, the Room Pressure gauge will rise.
  • Page 22 Flow Range Diagram Always start in the Flow Away position. Adjust speed till room pressure is reached. Fan must be running at least at half speed and flow pressure must be greater than room pressure. If not, insert the Range A plate and keep changing to lower ranges till motor is at least half speed and flow pressure must be greater than room pressure.
  • Page 23 Range C1 - Flow Away Range A - Flow Towards. The inlet is now on the other side. Look at “Flow Away” picture to see what the inlet must look like. Range C8 - Flow Towards. The inlet is now on the other side.
  • Page 24 Room and Flow Pressure Readings Make sure the blower is running at half speed or more before taking any readings. Analog Gauge Readings ...from the Magnehelic gauges from the Model E Analog Gauge Clip Tubing Connections: For the 60-gauge- connect the red tube from the upper port through the panel. When the blower is reversed, the red tube must be connected to the lower port.
  • Page 25 60 gauge readings Read the upper scale only. Reverse the tubes when you turn the fan around to test in the other direction. Taking Readings from Two Blowers If one blower can't get adequate Room Pressure, remove the upper panel cover and install a second blower.
  • Page 26 Digital Gauge Readings Model DM-1 Digital Gauge Tips Re-Zero … prior to taking a new set of readings. Changes in temperature or position may affect the zero by 0.1 to 0.4 Pa but overall the drift will be minor. It is best not to re-zero before a test is completed. Take readings for both pressurize and depressurize without re-zeroing the DM-1.
  • Page 27 1.Turn ON the DM-1. Wait 30 seconds. Set first toggle to “ZERO” 4. When this light is lit, all connections have been made at blower and it’s ready to go. Turn on the power to blower #1. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual 2.
  • Page 28 Two blowers for large rooms, (see also section on flex-duct testing) Use the second control cord for blower #2. Install while the blower is on the ground, and then install the blower in the panel. Complete steps 1 to 3 on the previous page first. Then go to step 7. 7.
  • Page 29: Windy Conditions

    Windy Conditions If the gauges fluctuate more than 1 Pa due to wind, follow these steps to reduce the fluctuations in the gauge reading. Tip: instead of taking readings at low room pressures around 10 Pa, perform the test at 60 Pa room pressure.
  • Page 30 Use averaging on digital gauge to reduce the effect of wind. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Set the Time averaging to 5 seconds. If the second reading varies more than 10% from the first reading, set it to 10 seconds. If the variation is still too much, set it to 30 seconds.
  • Page 31 Deluxe Wind Damping System to Stop Gauge Needles Moving If the room pressure gauge fluctuates more than 1 Pa due to the wind and the standard two tube damping system does not reduce them sufficiently then the optional wind damping system may be more effective.
  • Page 32 Mixing or No Mixing (Descending Interface) or Extended Discharge Mixing means that as agent leaks out the incoming air is continually mixed with the remaining agent in the room so that the concentration is constant throughout. Mixing gives equal protection to all levels in the enclosure.
  • Page 33 If the room fails Equipment calibration is often blamed for these failures but in over 12 years of 500 companies testing, it has never been a factor. It is usually that he room leaks too much. Airsealing looks simple but should be left to Weatherization contractors; NOT general contractors who may think they can do it but seldom can.
  • Page 34 This will only help if there is continual mixing during the retention period. If the air- handlers are shut off at discharge, more agent will give less retention time. Rooms with suspended ceilings will double the retention time usually when agent is discharge above the ceiling for mixing and no mixing cases.
  • Page 35 Flex duct installation for ceiling neutralization Position the flex-duct case under the ceiling tile in which it will be installed and open the case. There must be minimal obstructions to airflow above and around the ceiling tile selected. . Hook the cuff under the lower foot of the blower and over the nylon block on top of the blower flange.
  • Page 36 A ceiling tile is removed to allow the flex duct to be mounted The upper blower is measuring lower room leaks whilst the lower blower neutralizes leaks above the ceiling. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Note how the flex-duct mounts in one half the tile opening whilst the Retrotec blanking sheet that comes with the flex duct fills the rest of the space previously occupied by the ceiling tile.
  • Page 37 Lower leak tests using: Plastic-on-Ceiling procedure This procedure is much more time consuming than using the flex duct. It consists of measuring the Lower Leaks by covering the ceiling with plastic. This takes a lot of time but does give good results particularly in small rooms. A temporary solid barrier to leakage through a suspended ceiling can be used instead of the neutral pressure used in the B-2.6.2 "Flex Duct"...
  • Page 38 The principal deviation from the normal procedure is that the test can only be conducted in one direction, i.e. as a pressurization test. Depressurizing almost inevitably pulls down the plastic. In a room without a suspended ceiling, plastic could be used to seal off undampered ducts at ceiling level to better determine how much of the room leakage is below ceiling level.
  • Page 39 Lower leak Estimates using: Leak audit Set the door fan to produce a 15 Pa positive pressure. Open the door panel up to witness smoke moving at “full speed”. Locate enclosure leaks, measure the open area. Test the leak with smoke in the area where the leak was measured. Mark down the % of full speed that each leak appears to be.
  • Page 40 Field calibration check with calibration plate Place the second Blower Panel on top the first Blower Panel and expand into position. Place the X-Y Panel on top the Blower Panel. Panels installed with upper panel cover with calibration holes ready for performing the field calibration test.
  • Page 41 The Field Calibration Check is a procedure which enables the AHJ to determine that the door fan to be used on a test is sufficiently accurate, and that the technician knows how to operate the equipment. It is also a useful training exercise for an inexperienced operator gaining familiarity with the equipment.
  • Page 42 Tall doorways Small X panel being installed. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual X- Panel will add 10 inches to the height of the panels. The small and large X-Panels can be positioned above this panel set to fill doorways over 10 ft. tall! updated 2002-05-28 Page 42 of 58...
  • Page 43 Packing up and moving equipment Panel case goes over top 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Blower case fits on Ruaax cart. Accessory bag goes on top. Console is carried. updated 2002-05-28 Page 43 of 58...
  • Page 44 Case protects blower for day to day transport but when shipped by separate carrier such as UPS the case must be placed inside its original shipping box or the equivalent. Packing must be marked so it gets put back in the same way.
  • Page 45 Large building Testing Retrotec’s multiple fan panels can be added in modules to test any building of any size. It is very rare to require more power than the standard double blower system but if needed, Retrotec can rent as many blowers as needed for any job. In the UK, air leakage tests must be carried out in accordance with CIBSE TM23 on all buildings over...
  • Page 46 Recalibration of Retrotec Infiltrometer The NFPA Appendix C requires recalibration of only the room pressure gauge every year. Ask Retrotec for an exchange 60 Pa. gauge and be sure to specify whether the tubes go out the back for the model 870 “kickstand model “...
  • Page 47 Retrotec Gauge and System Calibration All Retrotec Gauges are calibrated against a Master Reference Calibrator (MRC) that has an accuracy of +/-0.1 Pa or 0.1 %. The concept Retrotec equipment uses is that all of Retrotec’s products are now calibrated against the same reference. When a blower is built, it is calibrated against the MRC for pressure and an ASTM flow chamber for holes.
  • Page 48 For a complete calibration, take the gauge up to full scale, hold it there for 60 seconds, release the pressure and zero the gauge. Apply positive pressures to the upper port and a negative pressure to the lower port such that changes in atmospheric pressure will not affect the calibration.
  • Page 49 Retrotec gauge calibration software was developed especially for meeting NFPA and ISO requirements. Page 49 of 58 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual updated 2002-05-28...
  • Page 50 Use the following web site to choose your product, and then select Service Options to locate a Canon Authorized Service Facility near you. InstantExchange Call (757) 413-2848 and follow the voice prompts to exchange a defective Canon product for a Canon factory refurbished product. Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - midnight ET. Sat.: Noon - 8:00p.m. EST.
  • Page 51 • Make sure that the paper is loaded and turn the power switch ON. • Press and hold down the MENU button until the printer beeps twice. A “1” should appear in the display. • Press the MENU button. The printer should begin to print the test pattern. •...
  • Page 52 BJ30 Print Head Cleaning The print head contains nozzles through which ink is propelled onto the paper. The print head nozzles must be free from paper particles and dust in order to maintain a high level of print quality. The printer has an automatic cleaning function that clears away paper particles and dust. The printer initiates this automatic cleaning function when you turn it on after it has been off for a certain period of time.
  • Page 53 Balancing Indoor/Outdoor Temperature Readings CLOCKWISE to DECREASE OUT reading; COUNTER-CLOCKWISE to INCREASE OUT. Changing the digital Thermometers to read Fahrenheit or Celsius Figure 1 The four 6/32 screws need to be removed so that you can get at the backside of the Thermometers. 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual The control console includes a balancing potentiometer to make the OUT TEMPERATURE agree with the IN TEMPERATURE.
  • Page 54 Figure 3 Out lined in red are the two places that will need to have solder added or removed. Figure 5 Without solder on the left-hand pad the Thermometers read in Celsius Figure 7 Only hand tighten the 4 6/32 screws when reassembling the Thermometer plate into the console 2000 Fire Door-Fan Manual Figure 4 Just above the green cap 2A39 are two solder pads.
  • Page 55 Possible Mechanical Problems Panels Will Not Fit Doorway Try using an alternate doorway. If doorway is too large, use a 2" x 4" or a 2" x 3" block against the side of the panels, or panel width extenders to 48" (available from Retrotec). If the flow element rubs against the wall, door, or any other obstruction, try turning the panels upside down or contacting panels with another part of the door frame.
  • Page 56 for leaks in the gauges by blowing in the tube, then folding the tube over on itself - the gauge should hold pressure without the needle dropping perceptibly. Occasionally, a needle will get stuck to the face plate. Replacing the gauge is the only practical option. Gauge Needle Falls When Tested Each time the Infiltrometer is used, the gauges should be pressured up, the tube capped off to test for leaks.
  • Page 57 Thermometer Replacement If the thermometer does not read correctly and cannot be adjusted with the control on front of the console, the entire assembly is removable and can be replaced by the operator. Call Retrotec. Fan Makes Scraping Noise When Turning Check to see if the blade hits the screen or the edge of the white plastic tube.
  • Page 58 The Retrotec Infiltrometer is warranted for two years parts and labor, except for the Hewlett Packard computer and Canon printer which are 90 days from the date of invoice. First 30 Days Retrotec will exchange components with major malfunctions (requiring factory repair) during the first 30 days from date of invoice.

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