Fire extinguisher testing, pressure testing(hydro-static testing)
Do not wait for an emergency to determine whether your fire equipment is functioning correctly and are compliant to the Australian standards.
Our maintenance program ensures that your fire equipment is regularly tested, serviced and maintained in accordance with Australian Standards.
Test all equipment in accordance with Australian Standards
Repair and replace components where required
Record all work performed in your site fire equipment logbook or the certificate of inspection
Why Service Your Fire Equipment Regularly?
Government regulations require fire equipment to comply to a standard of performance and to be regularly tested, serviced and maintained.
There are potential Cost Savings
Increased equipment life expectancy
Reduced operating costs
Reduced insurance premiums
Extended equipment warranties
What testing should be Carried Out:
Level 1: 6 Monthly Maintenance Schedule, consisting of specific extinguisher checks.
Level 2: 12 Monthly Maintenance Schedule, consisting of Level 1 plus other functional checks
Level 4: 5 Year Maintenance Schedule consisting of Level 1 & 2 plus other functional checks including pressure testing(a process called hydrostatic testing )
LEVEL 5: recharging of discharged cylinder plus other functional checks.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER PRESSURE TESTING
The requirement under the AS1851 Australian standards pressure testing(a process called hydrostatic testing ) must be carried out on all portable fire extinguishers every five years( from the date of manufacture ) This is usually stamped on the base or neck of the cylinder.
Discount fire And safety have qualified pressure testing facilities in :
Adelaide, South Australia
Sydney, New South Wales
Perth, Western Australia
our prices for this service is very competitive, in fact probably the best prices across Australia.
If you have a fire extinguisher that has been discharged, even partially, it needs to be refilled.
We can refill these at these depots across Australia
Pressure Testing involves completely discharging the extinguisher (We have to empty it ) if the extinguisher passes pressure testing, we will then recharge it. If an extinguisher fails the hydrostatic pressure test it will need to be disposed of correctly. A disposal charge may be incurred
Depending on the type of fire equipment submitted for pressure testing it is sometimes more economical to replace them.
It is generally cheaper to replace a dry chemical extinguisher than it is to test & recharge it.
CO2 fire extinguisher cylinder is manufactured to withstand high pressure and generally is more expensive to replace so we recommend pressure testing these type of extinguishers.
The test & recharge usually costs less than the cost To replace with a new CO2
For all air/water, Air/ foam, and wet chemical fire extinguishers, it may be economic to test pressure & recharge
rather than replace them with new cylinders
When testing, the fire extinguisher valve assembly is cleaned & inspected. Also checked is the o-ring and pressure gauge. There may be an extra charge if we need to replace any of these parts. all units recharged are tested in water for leaks.