10 year hydrostatic testing of gas extinguishing cylinders

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10 year hydrostatic testing of gas extinguishing cylinders

The FIA have updated their guidance document on the need for 10 year hydrostatic testing of gas extinguishing cylinders.  The new guidance is available from Senseco Systems & is now much shorter and clearer, the requirements haven’t changed and it clearly states that;

All fixed extinguishing agent containers (eg HFC-227ea (FM-200), FK 5-1-12 (Novec 1230), HFC-23 (FE-13), HFC-125 (FE-25), IG 541 (INERGEN), IG 01(Argon), IG 55 (ARGONITE), IG100 (Nitrogen) and CO2 etc) must be inspected, re-tested and certified accordingly prior to the 10th anniversary of their manufacture or most recent test.

Note 1: Containers found to be in service beyond the 10th anniversary of their manufacture or most recent test should be removed from service.

Therefore if you have any cylinders nearing (or beyond) the 10 year date from their stamp we must advise you as our client of this requirement and request the full cylinder information needs to be passed to the Senseco Systems mechanical team to quote to replace the cylinders.

If you would like some free guidance on this requirement please contact us at [email protected]

Senseco Systems are also proud to be one of the very few fire companies to be certified to the BAFE SP203 Part 3 Gas Suppression Standard which certifies us (and awarded us with three BSI Kitemark’s) to work on, design, install, maintain and support gas suppression systems.

Unlike the hundreds of our competitors who only possess the Part 1 Fire Alarm approval.

If you want to find out if your compliant on your cylinders and also on your maintenance or projects, then contact a competent third party certified suppression company such as Senseco Systems on [email protected]


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Senseco Systems are delighted to invite you to join them at Firex International 2015 at ExCeL on the Siemens Cerberus Pro Stand ref E180.

Our Sales Director Mr Steve Thomas has been given the opportunity to provide a brief presentation detailing the recent success stories we have achieved with the Cerberus Pro product over the last 4 years including a system upgrade from a 40 year conventional to analogue addressable in a live occupied shopping centre in Maidstone Kent.  Also more recently some of the latest new build projects including specialist false immunity detection, voice alarm and recent lifecycle migration projects from legacy Siemens Algorex to latest Open protocol Siemens Cerberus Pro.

Following the brief presentation you will have the opportunity to join the VIP event from 16:00 on the stand where we can introduce you to new products and the manufacturer Siemens. Including the Open Protocol Cerberus Pro, The ASA False Alarm Immune Detection, The Silent Nozzle / Extinguishing solution and various other products and solutions.

We then have arranged a few drinks after the event and hope you have the opportunity to join us.

To ensure entry to the event please email us at [email protected] and we will reserve you a place and arrange a Firex Entry pass – Please respond ASAP to confirm your space

Look forward to seeing you next week.

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Our Product Partners

We are proud to be distributors for many leading product manufacturers across all areas of our business. We service and maintain equipment from most manufacturers, including closed protocol systems. In addition, we can install the majority of products and systems on the market, to suit existing installations and meet your individual needs.   Here’s an example of some of the manufacturers / products we work with.

  • Baldwin Boxall
  • Advanced
  • American Dynamics
  • Aquamist
  • Argonite
  • Avigilon
  • C-Cure
  • ED
  • EST
  • FIREscape
  • FirePro
  • FM200
  • Hochiki
  • Honeywell
  • Notifier Honeywell
  • Gold Partner
  • Janus
  • Novec
  • Penton
  • Pro-Inert
  • Siemens
  • Truvision
  • Ziton
  • Grosvenor
  • Hyfire Authorised Partner
  • Indigovision
  • Inergen
  • Kentec
  • Kentec Installation
  • Siemens
  • Sateon
  • Apollo
  • Sapphire
  • Vesda

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We use market-leading products that take advantage of the latest technology and give you a choice of ongoing support.  As every business is different, we will work with you to provide a system or service contract that is tailored to you.

Plus, our work is backed up by a range of accreditations, approvals and certification, proving our competence and showing we’re the best company for the job.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you with your fire and security needs.

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