/Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Castagna Antincendi perform periodic maintenance on any type of fire extinguisher, even those supplied by other companies.
The national reference standard for the maintenance of portable and wheeled extinguishers is UNI 9994-1, the periodic maintenance phases are described in the table below, which also shows the periodicities; Fire extinguishers that cannot be serviced must be put OUT OF SERVICE; if a fire extinguisher is considered dangerous, the maintenance technician must make it safe. Following a detected nonconformity, the person in charge must have the fire extinguishers replaced.
|Initial check||Not applicable||Specialised company|
|Surveillance||According to the maintenance plan drawn up by the person in charge||Person in charge/properly informed personnel|
|Periodic check||Every 6 months||Specialised company|
|Scheduled overhaul||In relation to the type of fire extinguishing agent||Specialised company|
|Testing||In relation to the type of fire extinguishing agent||Specialised company|
|Routine maintenance||Occasionally in case of slight anomalies found||Specialised company|
|Extraordinary maintenance||Occasionally in case of nonconformities found||Specialised company|
|EXTINGUISHER TYPOLOGY||SURVEILLANCE||PERIODIC CHECK||SCHEDULED OVERHAUL||TESTING|
|Powder||Monthly||6 Months||36 Months||12 Years|
|Carbon Dioxide (CO2)||Monthly||6 Months||60 Months||10 Years|
|Water / foam with steel tank carbon||Monthly||6 Months||24 Months||6 Years|
|Water / foam with inox steel tank carbon||Monthly||6 Months||48 Months||12 Years|
|Halogenated hydrocarbons||Monthly||6 Months||72 Months||6 Years|