If we stop a fire with only a small amount of extinguishing agent, the gauge may still show correct operating pressure and the weight may indicate it is still full. The obvious Question is: “Why should we have the unit recharged as quickly as possible?” In fact, since it has extinguishing agent and pressure why does it need recharged at all?
If possible, no obstructions should be allowed to hide extinguishers. However, even the applicable NFPA standard recognizes situations exist where obstructions cannot be completely eliminated. In such cases NFPA 10 18.104.22.168.2 demands a means shall be provided for identifying those extinguisher units obscured from view. Here are some ways for identifying the unit locations. According […]
Why does NFPA 10 22.214.171.124 prohibit the installation of dry chemical fire extinguishers for the protection of delicate electronic equipment? In explanatory notes, not part of the official standard, the NFPA defines delicate electronic equipment as property such as computers, CAD, CAM, robotics, copiers . . . the list goes on. But, they make it […]
NFPA 10 requires water type extinguishers shall be installed for the protection of pool chemicals. In fact, it demands that only water type extinguishers be installed in areas containing such chemicals and that absolutely no ordinary ABC dry chemical extinguisher be located there. The wording here in NFPA 10 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 is much stricter […]
This note does not take the place of professional training. Consult NFPA 10 or your fire extinguisher service company for complete training in the monthly inspection of extinguishers. The monthly fire extinguisher inspection described in NFPA 10 is a quick check to be reasonably sure that the unit is fully charged. This inspection should not […]
Our foremost concern is that our extinguishers work well for the safety of our employees and customers. Our next concern is probably that our extinguishers are in compliance with state fire code and fulfill any requirements demanded by our insurance company. This is why we must be sure the fire extinguisher sales and service company […]