In accordance with both British and European standards all pressurised gas cylinders should be periodically tested and inspected in accordance with BS EN 1968:2002. To adhere to this standard we can offer both Service Exchanges and Hydrostatic testing of all cylinders.
Most enclosures which are protected by suppression systems require constant cover. If this is the case then we can offer a service exchange option which means there will no down time whilst the cylinders are off site being tested. We can offer like for like cylinders for most products which are delivered to site on the same day that the existing cylinders are isolated, disconnected and removed. This ensures absolute minimal downtime and continued protection for life and assets.
Fire suppression systems utilise high pressure vessels which must be maintained by law. The process of testing is achieved by hydrostatically pressurising the cylinder that contains the fire suppression agent. Hydrostatic pressure testing must be carried out every 10 years. The pressure vessel (fire suppression cylinder) must be decanted, cleaned and dried. Once the contents and contaminates have been removed the fire suppression cylinder is filled with water and pressurised. As water cannot be compressed, when under pressure it allows us to verify that the cylinder is safe and fit for purpose.