GS-type extinguishers

Scope of service operations during annual inspection of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers (GS-type)

1. Before commencing of service operations it is necessary to identify the extinguisher as first.
Then, following operations are to be performed:

  • check permanent marking on cylinder and compare with data on extinguisher label;
  • check the date of legalization of cylinder by UDT (Office of Technical Inspection).

2. Check general condition of fire extinguisher:

  • general condition of protections of fire extinguisher (seal, cotter pin),
  • condition of cylinder,
  • legibility of label,
  • condition of the valve,
  • patency and condition of the hose with snow horn (if available in this type of extinguisher).
3. Check amount of extinguishing agent by weighing the extinguisher (without hose and snow horn) and comparing the data with permanent marking stamped on cylinder.

4. Confirm performed operations by means of a service stick attached to extinguisher.
The service stick should include following data:

  • name and address of service plant,
  • name and surname of technician,
  • date of inspection (month / year);
  • date of repair (month / year);
  • date of next inspection (month / year).
After performed inspection it is necessary to mark the date of its realization and date of next inspection.
Attaching the service stick the Authorized Service Shop confirms that extinguisher is in good technical condition and that it fulfills requirements of appropriate standards (mentioned on the label of fire extinguisher).
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