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Fire extinguishers are an important addition to installed fire protection and life safety devices in your home, building or structure in Portland, Oregon.

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Fire extinguishers require service, maintenance, tests, inspections, annual service, (6) six year teardowns, refills and recharging that should be completed by qualified, factory authorized, certified fire extinguisher companies that are actively licensed in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland, Oregon Fire Extinguishers

Portable, wheeled and fixed unit fire extinguishers are an invaluable tool if they are readily available and properly functioning in the event of fire emergencies. Fire extinguishers are designed for specific use and should be matched to the Class of Fire it was designed to fight, such as Class A, B, C, D or Class K (Types of Fire Extinguishers) installing them near their specific designated fire hazards in vehicles, buildings, facilities or structures as described by Insurance Company, OSHA, Federal or Government Agency and Fire & Safety Codes in Portland, Oregon.

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Hydrostatic Testing
Fire Extinguishers in Portland, Oregon

Hydrostatic tests are completed to ensure the fire extinguisher tank cylinder will hold the stored pressure extinguishing agent for installed fire extinguisher in Portland, Oregon. This evaluation helps determine the containers strength against possible failures.

Hydrostatic testing is performed by filling the container with water or another non-compressible fluid that is compatible with the fire extinguisher container. The pressure is then increased on the container to a specific point as required by the manufacturer or Federal safety standards, and the container is inspected for potential failure points. The pressure must be maintained for at least 30 seconds.


Why Hydrostatic Test?

  • If the fire extinguisher has corrosion, abrasion, dents or weld damage
  • The agent cylinder must be hydrostatically tested every 6-12 years as indicated to the test pressure indicated on the nameplate.

Hydrostatic Testing

Six Year Maintenance – Every six years extinguishers requiring a 12 year hydrotest shall be emptied and subject to thorough examination of mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expelling means. When applicable maintenance procedures are done during periodic recharging or hydrotesting, the six year requirement will begin from that date.

Six Year Service – Installed fire extinguishers that have been in service for 6 years in Portland, Oregon should undergo a thorough examination which may include service, recharge, repair, hydrostatic testing or the possible replacement of horns, valves, collars, o-rings, defective gauges, cylinders, damaged hoses, frozen gauges and missing pins by qualified professionals.

Helping to assure fire extinguishers will comply with fire codes and also properly function when required in fire emergencies.

Hydrostatic Tests and Inspections | OSHA - Portable fire extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers Hydrostatic Test Stamp in Portland, Oregon

Stamping the fire extinguisher cylinder after successful completion of the hydrostatic tests helps to identify the dates it was hydrostatically tested in Portland, Oregon.

All commercial and industrial business owners shall assure that hydrostatic testing is performed by trained persons with suitable testing equipment and facilities. The commercial and industrial business owners shall assure that portable extinguishers are hydrostatically tested at the intervals listed in Table L-1 of this section, except under any of the following conditions:

  • When the unit has been repaired by soldering, welding, brazing, or use of patching compounds
  • When the cylinder or shell threads are damaged
  • When there is corrosion that has caused pitting, including corrosion under removable name plate assemblies
  • When the extinguisher has been burned in a fire
  • When a calcium chloride extinguishing agent has been used in a stainless steel shell.

In addition to an external visual examination, the commercial and industrial business owners shall assure that an internal examination of cylinders and shells to be tested is made prior to the hydrostatic tests. In addition to an external visual examination, the commercial and industrial business owners shall assure that an internal examination of cylinders and shells to be tested is made prior to the hydrostatic tests.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Standards) Fire Protection:
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Type of extinguishers

Test interval (years)

Soda acid (soldered brass shells) (until 1/1/82)
Soda acid (stainless steel shell)
Cartridge operated water and/or antifreeze
Stored pressure water and/or antifreeze
Wetting agent
Foam (soldered brass shells) (until 1/1/82)
Foam (stainless steel shell)
Aqueous Film Forming foam (AFFF)
Loaded stream
Dry chemical with stainless steel
Carbon Dioxide
Dry chemical, stored pressure, with mild steel, brazed brass or aluminum shells
Dry chemical, cartridge or cylinder operated, with mild steel shells
Halon 1211
Halon 1301
Dry powder, cartridge or cylinder operated with mild steel shells



1Extinguishers having shells constructed of copper or brass joined by soft solder or rivets shall not be hydrostatically tested and shall be removed from service by January 1, 1982. (Not permitted)


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Fire Extinguisher Service in Portland, Oregon

Fire extinguishers should be serviced according to manufacturer specifications, Federal, OSHA, State, NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers or municipal fire code in Portland, Oregon.

By shopping qualified, licensed, factory authorized, certified fire extinguisher companies in Portland, Oregon you may obtain estimates that will detail the costs to install, service, repair, test, inspect, maintain, annual tags & certifications, (6) six year inspections, refill, recharge or replacement of portable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguishers.

OSHA Fire Extinguisher Service, Maintenance & Inspection in Portland, Oregon.

To ensure your fire extinguishing system will perform as expected in the event of a fire, you are required to:
Inspect each system annually, and operate and maintain them in a working condition, making sure they are always turned on, except during repairs or maintenance [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(6)].
Notify employees and establish measures to guarantee their safety if a fixed extinguishing system becomes inoperable. Fix any defects or impairments by trained personnel. [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(2)].
Check the weight and pressure of refillable containers at least semiannually. If the container shows a loss in net content, weight, or pressure, it must be subjected to maintenance [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(7)].
Assure that factory charged non-refillable containers that have no means of pressure indication are weighed at least semiannually. Replace the container if it shows a loss in net weight [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(8)].
Assure that inspection and maintenance dates are recorded and kept until the container is checked again or for the life of the container, whichever is less [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(9)].
Train employees designated to inspect, maintain, operate, or repair fixed extinguishing systems. Review their training annually to keep them up-to-date [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(10)].
Train all employees with respect to the type of systems installed in the workplace, the hazards involved, proper activation in case of emergency, and the correct response to audible and visual pre-discharge alarms. Provide training for non-English speaking employees in languages understood by the affected employees and other individuals that may be exposed to the hazard.
Provide and assure the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for rescuing employees trapped in areas that have become hazardous due to an agent discharge [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(17)].