Did you know that it is a National Fire Protection Association requirement to have your fire extinguisher hydrostatically tested?
During a real fire event, there simply won’t be time to deal with an equipment malfunction or failure. Fire suppression equipment must perform when called into action! Yukon Fire Protections hydrostatic testing process can ensure all of your equipment will do its job.
The hydrostatic test makes sure that the internal strength of the fire extinguisher is within specifications and that the container does not leak. Some fire extinguishers lose their ability to withstand pressure under the load in which it was designed. This can be caused by environmental effects such as weather, abuse and/ or vandalism or just the age of the fire extinguisher.
For the majority of the fire extinguishers we service a water jacket pressure test is utilized for the hydrostatic test and official re-certification. We also have alternate means of performing a hydrostatic test if the cylinders to be tested are too large for our water jacket and these include hand or electrically operated pressure pumps, electric current testing, or DOT Visual inspections in certain instances.