ICC Allows For Electronic Monitoring of Fire Extinguishers
- General requirements. Fire extinguishers shall be selected, installed and maintained in accordance with this section and NFPA 10.
2. 30-day inspections shall not be required and maintenance shall be permitted to be once every three years for dry-chemical or halogenated agent portable fire extinguishers that are supervised by a listed and approved electronic monitoring device, provided:
- Electronic monitoring shall confirm that extinguishers are properly positioned, properly charged, and unobstructed, and
2.2 Loss of power or circuit continuity to the electronic monitoring device shall initiate a trouble signal, and
2.3 The extinguishers shall be installed inside of a building or cabinet in a non-corrosive environment, and
2.4 Electronic monitoring devices and supervisory circuits shall be tested every three-years when extinguisher maintenance is performed.
2.5 A written log of required hydrostatic test dates for extinguishers shall be maintained by the owner to ensure that hydrostatic tests are conducted at the frequency required by NFPA 10.