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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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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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Six (6) Year
Fire Extinguisher Inspection

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

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

Six Year Service – 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.

Below are Owners Manuals to aid in understanding the service & maintenance procedures for installed fire extinguishers and frequencies for tests & inspections. Pictured right is a quick reference for frequency of fire extinguisher tests & inspections in Portland, Oregon. (Amerex Models)

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Six (6) Year Fire Extinguisher Service in Portland, Oregon
Fire Extinguisher Replacement or Exchange

Class K Restaurant, Kitchen & Coast Guard Marine & Naval Fire Extinguishers in Portland, OregonEvery six (6) years fire extinguishers should undergo a thourough examination performed by qualified, authorized, certified, actively licensed fire extinguisher company in Portland, Oregon.

Replacement Parts
The fire extinguisher company should use only manufacturer recommended replacement parts when performing recharge, service & repairs on portable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguishers in Portland, Oregon.

The fire extinguisher company may suggest an equal and comparable replacement fire extinguisher, swap or exchange in order to expedite the six (6) year service procedure. Which may aid your home, business or workplace in complying with fire codes in Portland, Oregon.

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Excerpt to Aid in Understanding the Maintenance & Inspection of Fire Extinguishers.

Below is a typical service procedure that should be completed by a factory trained and qualified fire extinguisher company in Portland, Oregon for an Amerex Brand Fire Extinguisher No. 05602.

(Amerex Owners Manual# 05602, Stored Pressure Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers)

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Fire Extinguisher Owners Manual (Dry Chemical; 05602) by AmerexHand Portable Fire Extinguisher Owners Manual | Amerex
1 Clean extinguisher to remove dirt, grease or foreign material. Check to make sure that the instruction nameplate is securely attached and legible. Inspect the cylinders for corrosion, abrasion, dents or weld damage. If any damage is found, hydrostatically test in accordance with instructions in CGA C-1 and C-6 and NFPA 10.
2 Inspect the extinguisher for damaged, missing or substitute parts. Only factory replacement parts are approved for use on Amerex fire extinguishers.
3 Weigh the extinguisher and compare with weight printed in the "Maintenance" section on the nameplate (label). Recharge extinguisher if weight is not within indicated allowable tolerances.
4 Check the date of manufacture printed on the extinguisher label (nameplate) or on the agent cylinder dome. The agent cylinder must be hydrostatically tested every 12 years to the test pressure indicated on the nameplate.
5 Visually inspect the pressure gauge:
  1. If bent, damaged or improper gauge, depressurize and replace
  2. If pressure is low, check for leaks
  3. If over pressurized (overcharged), depressurize the extinguisher and follow recharge instructions.
6 Check ring pin for freedom of movement. Replace if bent or if removal appears difficult.
7 Inspect discharge lever for any dirt or corrosion which might impair freedom of movement. Inspect carrying handle for proper installation. If lever, handle or rivets are damaged replace with proper Amerex part(s).
8 Install new tamper seal if broken and record service data on the extinguisher inspection tag.
9 Remove nozzle or hose and horn assembly and visually inspect inside valve body. (Chemical in the valve body may indicate that the extinguisher has been partially discharged and should therefore be recharged). Inspect nozzle or the hose & horn assembly for damage – replace as necessary. Blow air through nozzle or hose and horn to insure passage is clear of foreign material.
10 Inspect the valve assembly for corrosion or damage to hose thread connection. Replace valve assembly or component parts as necessary following the proper depressurization and recharge procedures. If valve removal is necessary, complete all steps in the Recharge Procedure.
11 Install nozzle or hose and horn assembly.
12 Replace the extinguisher on the wall hanger or in the vehicle bracket making sure that it fits the bracket properly and the bracket is securely attached – replace the bracket if necessary.


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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.

NFPA 10 - Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

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When maintenance is indicated, it should be performed by trained persons having proper equipment. Fire extinguishers are pressure vessels and must be treated with respect and handled with care. They are mechanical devices and require periodic maintenance to be sure that they are ready to operate properly and safely.

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)].