This toppic started with portable fire extinguishers
Advanced fire fighting is not done with portable fire extinguishers
, that is a specialized subject and must be threated that way.
I never said that we do weekly maintenance
on fire extinguishers, I used the word inspection
The area responsible
, lets call him the owner
for his/hers own safety.
Walking a route with a checklist to check if:
1) On designated place the indicated extinguisher exist
2) Somebody did not break the seal
3) It is not empty
I get the impression of some unlogical math
inspection = maintenance
Maintenance has portable
fire extinguishers, and they are portable because they are used in hot work jobs around the plant, and if you don't have a tight system of checking...
Running firewater pumps at no load
will lead to excessive maintenance.
Doing annual overhaul on engines is excessive maintenance
, probably you will introduce more errors in the system.
We have engines that never have been overhauled for more than 12 years (caterpillars) and they run at full load and full throttle.
The ones that run on little or no load, suffer "strange" start-stop or "testing" procedures, are known to be trouble makers.
I think the only jobs Maintenance do to the fire extinguishers is the installation of signs and the wall mounting brackets
I second Eugene's opinion, but even the signs in our case is not maintenance work.