What’s a hydrostatic test and why do I need one?
Hydrostatic testing uses water pressure to test the stability of the cylinder walls in a fire extinguisher and ensures the cylinder materials are free from corrosion and able to disperse chemical accordingly.
Depending on the type of extinguisher - testing requirements vary. For instance, a CO2 extinguisher requires hydrostatic testing every 5 years, while a dry chemical extinguisher requires testing every 6 years.
Please contact us to consult with one of our friendly representatives for more information regarding your specific equipment. Annual service and periodic testing must be documented on the fire extinguisher by affixing a sticker or a metal stamp with the date of the last test.
While you may always opt out of the service for that particular piece of equipment, our service technician is required by law to provide and complete service for any cylinder if the hydrostatic test is due, or the equipment must be taken out of commission.
CCR Subchapter 7, Group 27, Article 157, §6151. Portable Fire Extinguishers, Paragraph (f) (1-16)