National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 10 Standard

NFPA 10 Allows For Electronic Monitoring of Fire Extinguishers

NFPA 10 2010 Chapter 7 Inspection, Maintenance, and Recharging of Portable Fire ExtinguishersNFPA_1

Fire extinguishers shall be manually inspected when initially placed in service.

Fire extinguishers shall be inspected either manually or by means of an electronic monitoring device/system at a minimum of 30-day intervals

Where electronic monitoring is used and the specific extinguisher cannot be verified electronically, the extinguisher shall be continuously monitored for location

Fire extinguishers shall be inspected at more frequent intervals when circumstances require.

Periodic inspection or electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers shall include a check of at least the following items:

(1) Location in designated place

(2) No obstruction to access or visibility

(3) Pressure gauge reading or indicator in the operable range or position