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Euralarm updates guidance on testing of transportable gas containers


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The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has released an updated version of its guidance document on the periodic inspection of containers used in fixed gaseous fire extinguishing systems.

The document is intended to provide recommendations on critical areas of periodic testing that are often not fully understood, and to avoid serious safety issues during hydrostatic testing.

The guidance note also aims to clarify confusion on when fire extinguishing agent containers should be submitted for periodic testing under relevant standards such as the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED) and the Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

The document covers aspects such as moisture control, the reuse of container valves and the recertification of containers, and includes a useful checklist to ensure safety is maintained during periodic inspection and filling.

The updated guidance document is available for download from the Euralarm website.

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