Contamination Causes & Risks

Contamination Causes

Lack of ongoing maintenance program
Construction/renovation in building
Contaminated/poor air supply
Lack of air filtration
High traffic in room
Negative air pressure
Poor construction and finishing
Zinc whiskers

Contamination Risks

Fire/smoke detection disruption
Particulate sensitive smoke detection systems have been fooled by excessive dust particles leading to alarms and retardant dumps
System breakdown
Dust can cause overheating of various electronic components causing system errors