Minimax: reusable bottles for gas extinguishing systems
Published on :Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The container exchange required for gas extinguishing systems can now be carried out with reusable cylinders at Minimax. Gas extinguishing systems are used for safety, even when they are not used. In the meantime, however, numerous systems in Germany have exceeded the recommended usage time of a maximum of twenty years. Minimax sees a need for action.
Gas extinguishing systems are to be regarded as work equipment, which are regularly checked in §14 of the Industrial Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV)is given. This applies in particular to “longer periods of non-use”. Since the quick-opening valves of the extinguishing agent containers have not been operated since the filling process, the installer or maintenance engineer must assume that the effectiveness and reliability are no longer as they were at the time of commissioning. The operator of the system and the persons acting for him are personally liable. A responsible operator will therefore replace the containers, as he can no longer guarantee safe use. The safety and care for the employees come first here. Because defective, outdated gas cylinders can become a safety risk.
Minimax is now able to perform the necessary Exchange of containers with reusable bottles. In terms of quality, there is no difference between new and reusable containers. In contrast, the economic and ecological advantages for operators are unmistakable: Costs, effort and valuable resources are saved.
Uninstalled containers are revised by Minimax and subjected to a visual and pressure test as the basis for the reapplication of the test stamp. The renewal of the primer and painting are possible, as is the modernization of the valve technology. The old containers are reinserted into the material cycle.
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Even though is to ensure the availability of system technology when exchanging bottles in the foreground, a container exchange arising under the same opportunity to modernize. Because technology has evolved.
In this way, existing systems can be used without a new approval, e.g. B. set up future-proof by converting the mechanical to pneumatic release. This makes future maintenance more efficient and leads to less downtime. Further advantages are the availability of spare parts with newer technology and the expandability with new system technology. The replacement of old delay devices in low-pressure systems and a possible reduction in space requirements by switching from carbon dioxide to nitrogen should also be examined.
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