Hydrostatic Testing: Employers must see that all fire extinguishers are tested at the appropriate time

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An employer must:
◾ Assure that hydrostatic testing is performed by trained persons with suitable testing equipment and facilities. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(1)]
◾ Assure that portable extinguishers are hydrostatically tested at the intervals listed in Table L-1 of this section, except under any of the following conditions [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)]:

◦When the unit has been repaired by soldering, welding, brazing, or use of patching compounds. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)(i)]
◦When the cylinder or shell threads are damaged. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)(ii)]
◦When there is corrosion that has caused pitting, including corrosion under removable name plate assemblies. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)(iii)]
◦When the extinguisher has been burned in a fire. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)(iv)]
◦When a calcium chloride extinguishing agent has been used in a stainless steel shell. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(2)(v)]
◾Assure that an internal examination of cylinders and shells to be tested is made before the hydrostatic tests in addition to an external visual examination. [29 CFR 1910.157(f)(3)]

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