Portable fire extinguishers are safety tools that are required to be on hand in almost every public building. Fire extinguishers are also highly recommended in every home. Over time, the conditions in which they are housed, and the manner in which they are handled have an impact on the structural integrity of the extinguisher. A structurally weakened fire extinguisher can malfunction or even burst when it is needed the most. To maintain the quality and safety of this product, hydrostatic testing must be utilized. All critical components of the fire extinguisher must be
tested to ensure proper function.
Hydrostatic tests verify the performance of fluid pressure vessels. Using this test helps maintain
safety standards and durability of a vessel over time. Newly manufactured pieces are initially qualified using the hydrostatic test. They are then continually re-qualified at regular intervals using the proof pressure test which is also called the modified hydrostatic test. Hydrostatic testing is also a way in which a gas pressure vessel, such as a gas cylinder or a boiler, is checked for leaks or flaws. Testing is very important because such containers can explode if they fail when containing compressed gas.
Hydrostatic testing is available for fire extinguishers, fire hoses, low and high-pressure cylinders, SCBA's and SCUBA tanks.
Liberty Fire Protection Inc.
Charleston, SC (843) 552-1301 ~ Wilkesboro, NC – (910) 443-1080 ~ Savannah, GA – (912) 965-0828 ~ Wilmington, NC – (910) 383-1400