This Tech Tip is coverd by NFPA 10, or manual or is no longer an issue.
Description In 1982 the Department of Transportation United States Coast Guard declared itself out of the fire extinguisher testing and approval business. Quite simply it stated that Underwriters Laboratories, in their listing and rating process, had been subjecting extinguishers to testing sufficient to qualify them for “Marine” approval. Since that time others have been recognized [...]
Description The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released new regulations in an effort to clarify the regulations on periodic inspection and testing of cylinders. Document HM220A was issued as a final rule with an effective date of October 1, 1996. The document can be found in the May 28, 1996 Federal Register (Vol. 61, Number [...]
Description Several recent calls from Distributors have prompted this Tech Tip. All concerned the advisability of placing ABC type hand portable or wheeled extinguishers either on tarmac or in aircraft hangers. The best way to answer is to cite from NFPA Standards and other published documents. NFPA 410 Aircraft Maintenance (Addendum) A-7-3.1 All-purpose (ABC) dry [...]