People who own fire extinguishers that are aging need to have hydrostatic tests done on those fire extinguishers when the right time approaches. Read on and learn what this test is all about and why you need to have it done.
What Is a Hydrostatic Test?
A hydrostatic test is a test which is conducted on a fire extinguisher after emptying that extinguisher of its entire load of firefighting contents. The fire extinguisher is then filled with a coloured liquid before being pressurised to a level which is greater than the level at which a fire extinguisher is ordinarily pressurised.