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Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:19 am PostPost subject: Motorsport fire extinguisher servicing
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Fire Extinguisher servicing....

We used to use firebreak, but who can service motorsport systems?

Needing two done.

1x 4.25l OMP foam (mech)
1x 4.0 lifeline foam (elec)
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:02 pm PostPost subject:
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Turner can do them.


Although i was always led to believe any one can service them as they dont really differ from non motorsport extinguishers. Other than they price and brand name
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:05 pm PostPost subject:
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If it is an FIA Homologated extinguisher, then it needs to be serviced by the Manufacturer or their agent to maintain the homologation. Effectively the 2-yearly service 'renews' the homologation and a new homologation label is part of the service.

I know some folks are muttering about EU Legislation and restrictive practices, but I think the counter argument may be that the Homologated extinguisher is only valid for 2 years and that can be renewed/extended by the Manufacturer/Authorised Agent carrying out the maintenance.

For non-homologated systems, I'd view that any servicing is better than nothing. plus it is only a matter of a few years before only FIA Homologated systems will be accepted.

Please note that for Speed (SLS), extinguishers are recommended, but for RACING must be plumbed in.
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