Fire Extinguishers and Systems

 

Fire Extinguishers

Extinguishers have always been considered the first line of defense in fighting fires. Their practical and functional use makes them ideal as a means of prevention and protection against all types of fires. There are different types of fire extinguishers; it depends on which fire you are going to extinct.

 
 

Visual Inspection

Is the verification of the extinguisher, checking the accessibility and that it is going to perform its purpose. We verify the seal, the pull pin, the nozzle, the gauge and the tag.

 
 

Maintenance

Is a complete inspection of the unit to assure that it is full and that the hydrostatic test is up to date. We will also verify any repairs that could be necessary, and we also perform an internal inspection.

 
 

Recharge

Is the replacement of the chemical and the gas. Every time the extinguisher is recharged the verification service collar should be changed. CO2, Halon, Clean Guard and Halatron extinguishers do not use the verification service collar.

 

 

Hydrostatic Test

Mechanism to determine the resistance of the metal from which the cylinder is fabricated.

 
 

Systems Service:

 

HFC-227ea (FM-200)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Foam (AFFF)

These systems should be inspected once a year, in accordance with the NFPA. This inspection consists of:

  • Verification of the space that is protected

  • Verification of the amount of gas

  • Verification of the plumbing of the gas

  • Verification of the wiring and the electric system

  • Verification of the discharge mechanism

  • Verification of the quantity of the agent is the adequate for the room

  • Verification of Alarm and Strobe

  • Weight of Cylinders

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Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems and Hazardous Materials Storage Area

These systems should be inspected twice a year, in accordance with the NFPA. This inspection consists of:

  • Verification of Pull Station

  • Verification of Smoke Detectors

  • Verify that the kitchen equipments are in its place

  • Verify that the nozzles are align with the kitchen equipment

  • Verification of the ventilators and the ducts

  • Verification of the Hydrostatic Test of the tanks

  • Verification of the gas shut off valve

In the second visit we replace the heat fusible.
 

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