Need for an authorized refill?
A Fire extinguisher is a passive product that needs to stay in a ready state at every point of time. Because a fire, though unlikely, can happen at any time.
There is ZERO margin for non performance, no second chance when the extinguisher is required to fight fire.
When your fire extinguisher has been used, even partially, you need to go for an authorized refill.
An empty or even partially used extinguisher, is useless at such a time. Ditto for an extinguisher that has been refilled by an unauthorized local vendor.
The Fire Extinguisher is manually discharged / fired and emptied.
The extinguisher is then dismantled completely; cylinder is de-stressed.
The cylinder then is made to undergo a Hydro Static Pressure Test at 30kgf cm sq for 2 minutes to check for leaks and the burst capacity.
New extinguishing agent (powder, gas, water or foam) is filled in the cylinder through a vacuum based process that fills the cylinder with exact quantity of extinguishing agent.
The cylinder then is made to undergo a Hydro Static Pressure Test at 30kgf cm sq for 2 minutes to check for leaks and the burst capacity..
New Discharge fitment mechanism including all new rubber seals, O rings, and hose pipe (EPDM with 50 kg burst capacity) are attached.
Fire extinguisher is charged (pressurized) with 99.99% pure nitrogen mixed with helium.
The Fire Extinguisher is then made to go through Leak tests. The first is an inverted beaker test in water. The extinguishers also undergo a Mass Spectro Meter Helium Leak Detection Test which is the most advanced leak detection technology available currently in the world.