Integrated Protection Solutions
The number and size of portable extinguishers required is set forth in the National Fire Protection Association's pamphlet
10, "The Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers." Our sales people are trained to determine the building occupancy, the
potential fire hazards and the anticipated class of fire before recommending the proper type and size of extinguishers
required to meet codes. We make recommendations without obligations and can assure delivery from our well stocked warehouse.
AFC strictly follows the inspection and maintenance guidelines set by fire extinguisher manufacturers and the NFPA 10 Manual
that regulates them.
*Inspection Checklist In accordance with NFPA 10
- Examination of cylinder for physical damage or tampering
- Check of gauge for proper cylinder pressure
- Determine fullness by weighing or hefting
- Inspection of nozzle, valve and hose assemblies
- Check for broken or missing seals and pull rings
- Note all hydrostatic test and 6-year dates
- Record of all necessary corrective actions
Annual service is intended to give maximum assurance that the extinguisher will operate safely and effectivly. It includes
all points covered in our inspection, and any necessary repair, replacement and/or subsequent testing. A tag or label is
securely fastened identifying the individual having performed the service.
Every six years, stored pressure extinguishers must be emptied and subjected to a full internal inspection and applicable
maintenance procedures, including a thorough examination of all mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expellent.
Periodic test mandated by NFPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) requiring highly specialized test equipment to
ensure the integrity of an extinguisher or cylinder at its listed operating pressure. Dry chemical, Halon 1211 and other
clean agent extinguishers are to be hydrotested at 12 year intervals. High-pressure carbon dioxide extinguishers are to
be tested at 5 year intervals. Learn more about our hydrostatic testing.
*In Accordance with NFPA Pamphlets 10