On top of our existing wide range of extinguisher information guides we have now created a photo guide explaining how to find out the age of a portable fire extinguisher. The guide shows how the sometimes tricky to find date stamps can be spotted and interpreted and how different the meaning of the date stamp is for CO2 fire extinguishers compared with other fire extinguisher types. We also explain at what point the first extended extinguisher service is required.
A second guide compares the maintenance of cartridge operated fire extinguishers with stored pressure fire extinguishers. The associated costs are explained and the remaining use of cartridge extinguishers is pointed out