DANBURY, Connecticut, United States, 20 February 2023: Belimo Americas released its new FSKN remote inspection modules, which the company described in a Press release as allowing for code-required periodic testing of International Building Code Chapter 7 actuated life safety dampers without costly visual inspections.
According to Belimo, the module initiates damper cycling and verifies the damper position to ensure proper emergency operation. It connects seamlessly to fire alarm panels or Building Automation Systems using BACnet or Modbus communication protocols, Belimo said. The Fire Alarm and BAS companies will be more efficient with damper testing and comply with code requirements, ensuring proper damper operation, the company further said. The series includes 24 (FSKN24) and 120 (FSKN120) volt offerings, the company added.
According to Belimo, with the module:
- It is possible to inspect inaccessible dampers
- Deferred testing and maintenance will be reduced with automatic testing and generating inspection reports
- Systems commissioning can be performed more efficiently
- Frequent testing can be performed at no cost