EHS & Waste Management

Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Lifespan

By December 6, 2019 No Comments

Why is a Fire Extinguisher Inspection of Important? Basically, a fire extinguisher can end up saving your life and your home/business, therefore it is imperative that you ensure it will be working correctly from the moment you purchase it until the moment you might have to use it. Make sure your fire extinguisher is up to date and fully functioning in the event of an emergency.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection – A commercial portable fire extinguisher must be internally inspected every six years, with every other inspection requiring it to be hydrostatically tested to see if it’s in ideal condition. This test exposes your extinguishers to higher pressures to see if the shell holds up. If the cylinder passes the test, then your extinguisher is suitable for several more years.  A commercial fire extinguisher should be inspected by a licensed fire protection professionally annually per NFPA.

Typically, fire extinguishers have to be fixed or replaced for a couple of reasons. Each extinguisher has a seal around its handle that can break down or fall apart. If this occurs, the compressed air releases and lowers the pressure inside the extinguisher. As a result, the fire extinguisher can’t work and should be replaced. If your extinguisher’s hose is cracked or blocked, you also need a repair. This type of issue should be found during monthly fire extinguisher inspection or annual fire extinguisher inspection.

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