28. October 2014 04:50
Fire extinguisher maintenance is important for everyone’s safety. You must ensure that:
- The extinguisher is not blocked by equipment, coats or other objects that could interfere with access in an emergency.
- The pressure is at the recommended level. On extinguishers equipped with a gauge (such as that shown on the right), the needle should be in the green zone - not too high and not too low.
- The nozzle or other parts are not hindered in any way.
- The pin and tamper seal (if it has one) are intact.
- There are no dents, leaks, rust, chemical deposits and/or other signs of abuse/wear. Wipe off any corrosive chemicals, oil, gunk etc. that may have deposited on the extinguisher.
Some manufacturers recommend shaking your dry chemical extinguishers once a month to prevent the powder from settling/packing. Fire extinguishers should be pressure tested (a process called hydrostatic testing) after a number of years to ensure that the cylinder is safe to use. Consult your owner's manual, extinguisher label or the manufacturer to see when yours may need such testing. If the extinguisher is damaged or needs recharging, replace it immediately!
IMPORTANT: Recharge all extinguishers immediately after use regardless of how much they were used.What is the difference between a fire extinguisher inspection and fire extinguisher maintenance?
An inspection is a “quick check” to give reasonable assurance that a fire extinguisher is available, fully charged and operable. The value of an inspection lies in the frequency, regularity, and thoroughness with which it is conducted. The frequency will vary from hourly to monthly, based on the needs of the situation. Inspections should always be conducted when extinguishers are initially placed in service and thereafter at approximately 30-day intervals.
Fire extinguishers should be maintained at regular intervals (at least once a year), or when specifically indicated by an inspection. Maintenance is a “thorough check” of the extinguisher. It is intended to give maximum assurance that an extinguisher will operate effectively and safely. It includes a thorough examination and any necessary repair, recharging or replacement. It will normally reveal the need for hydrostatic testing of an extinguisher.
Join boatZing and manage your fire extinguishers online ! You will receive maintenance reminders as they come due.
25. July 2014 11:38
boatZing is a web based portal dedicated to both boaters and yachting professionals.
boatZing provides boat owners with a complete boat Logbook allowing them to manage their boats and equipment using our maintenance scheduler and reminders. It also allows users to store invoices and other documents such as photos ensuring proper documentation and proof of a quality maintenance plan throughout the life of the boat.
Owners can easily request estimates for work from professionnals in geographical area of their boat. Professionals can register without any commitments. They select their skills and define their area of activity and receive requests from owners. Then they simply choose the request that interests them and purchase the owner contact information.
more info at www.boatzing.com
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