Hydrostatic Services For New England Fire Extinguishers
If your New England business has fire extinguishers, you want these pressurized canisters to be ready for use when you or your staff needs them. Hydrostatic testing ensures that equipment is prepared to undergo pressure. Fire Protection Team offers hydrostatic testing for fire extinguishers in New Hampshire and Connecticut from our testing facility.
What Is Hydrostatic Testing?
The process of hydrostatic testing verifies the structural integrity of pressurized canisters like fire extinguishers. This testing method is used because a simple visual inspection is not enough to confirm that a fire extinguisher will work safely when you need it. Proper hydrostatic testing also looks for any structural weaknesses in an extinguisher, as normal workplace conditions can cause damage that may lead to sudden malfunction.
Depending on the type of fire extinguisher, hydrostatic testing should be done at different increments of time. In the case of carbon dioxide and most other extinguishers, it is recommended to test them every five years. Dry chemical and Halon fire extinguishers are the exceptions to this—they require testing every 12 years.
Our hydrostatic testing process will ensure that all parts of the extinguisher, including the cylinder, shell and hose, are functional and up to your local fire prevention code.
Schedule Hydrostatic Testing or Other Fire Protection Services
Hydrostatic testing for fire extinguishers is critical to stay code-compliant and to keep your staff and tenants safe. However, fire protection does not stop with working portable fire extinguishers. Fire Protection Team offers a range of services to help keep your property safe, including:
- Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
- Fire Sprinkler System Services
- Fire Alarm System Services
- Fire Pump Services
- Backflow Preventer Services
- Emergency Lighting Services
If your fire extinguishers need to undergo hydrostatic testing or if you need one of the above services, please contact Fire Protection Team online or by phone at 203.250.1115 to schedule an appointment.