INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR
HALON 1211 AND HALOTRON 1 GAUGED MODELS
Gauged Halon 1211 and Halotron 1 fire extinguishers distributed by H3R Aviation, Inc. should
be installed, inspected and maintained in accordance with the owner’s manual supplied with the
extinguisher and NFPA No. 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers.” The following summarizes
portions of those two documents.
Inspect monthly or more frequently if circumstances dictate. Check to see that the extinguisher
is undamaged; that the nozzle is unobstructed; that the gauge pressure is in the operable
(green) range; that the lockpin and tamper seal is in place, and that the operating instructions
are clearly visible. If the inspection reveals a deficiency in any of these conditions, corrective
action must be taken.
Extinguishers shall be subjected to maintenance not more than one year apart or when
specifically indicated by an inspection. Maintenance is a thorough examination of the
extinguisher, covering mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expelling means. It is intended
to give maximum assurance that an extinguisher will operate effectively and safely, and should
be done professionally. Most authorities require special tags be attached to the extinguisher to
verify this service.
Every six years, stored pressure fire extinguishers that require a 12-year hydrostatic test shall
be emptied and subjected to applicable maintenance procedures. This should be done
professionally, and involves a thorough inspection and the replacement of certain parts. When
these maintenance procedures are performed during periodic recharging or hydrostatic testing,
the six year requirement shall begin from that date.
12-Year Hydrostatic Test
All gauged H3R Aviation fire extinguishers require a 12 year hydrostatic test performed by
certified technicians as per NFPA 10. Simply stated, the Hydrostatic test confirms the integrity of
the cylinder, and at the 12 year mark, is performed in conjunction with the 6 year maintenance.