Recharges and retimbrings
The service we provide to our customers in terms of refilling is dedicated to fire extinguishing, in particular to CO2 and low pressure extinguishing agents combined with N2, such as HFC227 ea or HFC227 extinguishing gas (commercially known as FM200 gas). The retimbering procedure is in accordance with the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive 2010/35/EU (TPED) and is certified by an accredited body.
In our facilities we have exclusive machinery and experienced technicians to carry out all these tasks and, in this way, offer these services to our customers, improving the quality standards of the market.
Retimbring of extinguishers
Sometimes recharging fire extinguishers can be confused with fire extinguishers retimbring, recharging is a simpler and cheaper process than fire extinguishers retimbring. In fact, recharging fire extinguishers is one of the steps that must be carried out when fire extinguishers retimbring, in other words, it is possible to recharge without retimbring but not the other way round.
Fire extinguishers have a useful life of 20 years and the retimbring of fire extinguishers is a revision that is carried out every 5 years, 3 times throughout the life of an extinguisher, thus reaching 20 years of life. Fire extinguishers must be decommissioned when they are 20 years old, for this reason to make a retimbring of extinguishers should be taken into account that the extinguisher has less than 20 years of life, which is in good condition and does not meet any criteria to be rejected.
This review called retimbring of extinguishers consists of several steps, it begins by removing the pressure from the extinguisher to disassemble and clean it, then it is subjected to a certain pressure depending on the type of extinguisher and depressurised to recharge it, assemble it and finish the process by subjecting it to pressure again.
Retimbring of cylinders
Los cilindros que contengan agentes extintores deberán ser retirados de su colocación cada 10 años para realizarles el retimbre de cilindros con pruebas a presión. De la misma manera que el retimbrado de extintores y el retimbrado de botellones, cuando se realicen las pruebas en el retimbrado de cilindros, se deberán revisar las válvulas y, en caso de ser necesario se cambiarán las juntas del pistón interno y las de la base de la solenoide de la válvula.
Para realizar un retimbre de cilindros los recipientes deben cumplir con las normas vigentes, como por ejemplo, no se admiten válvulas de cobre o las partes metálicas en contacto con el contenido no deben estar compuestas por más del 65% de cobre.
Retimbring of bottles
All cylinders intended for industrial and medical gases, irrespective of their material or brand name, must undergo an overhaul or inspection, also called retimbring of bottles, at periods or intervals of 10 years.
The retimbring of bottles starts with a visual inspection of the bottle and valve, followed by an inspection, identification and control of the marks on the bottle, followed by a visual inspection of the outside of the bottle, and before finishing, the neck of the bottle and the internal thread are checked, and then a final inspection of the inside, the thread and the valve.
After the retimbring of bottles, the bottles are labelled according to the customer’s requirements and instructions.