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Counterfeit Extinguishers

“Counterfeit” and “Fake” extinguishers  

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Common Myth #33

  “You need to turn the extinguisher upside down and hit it with a rubber mallet to fluff the chemical during annual maintenance.”  

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International Fire Code® (IFC®)

Fire Extinguisher Requirements and References in the International Fire Code® (IFC®)  

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Common Myth #32

  “I need a Class D extinguisher for Lithium-Ion batteries.”      

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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Adminstration

DOT-SP 9837  

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Common Myth #31

  “It isn’t necessary to remove gas tubes during hydrostatic testing.”  

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Common Myth #30

  “You don’t have to check the gas tube in cartridge-operated extinguishers during the annual maintenance.”  

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Common Myth #29

  “Extinguishers are just commodities and are always the same regardless of the manufacturer or construction.”  

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Common Myth #28

  “Wheeled extinguishers are just for airports and refineries.”  

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Common Myth #27

  “Foam extinguishers aren’t very useful, a dry chemical extinguisher will be just as good.”  

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