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13.6.4.3.2.1 Physical Condition
An annual external visual examination of all fire extinguishers shall be made to detect obvious physical damage, corrosion, or nozzle blockage; to verify that the operating instructions are present, legible, and facing forward, and that the HMIS information is present and legible, and to determine if a 6-year interval examination or hydrostatic test is due. [10:7.3.2.1]
13.6.4.3.2.2* Seals or Tamper Indicators
At the time of the maintenance, the tamper seal of a rechargeable fire extinguisher shall be removed by operating the pull pin or locking device. [10:7.3.2.2]
13.6.4.3.2.2.1
After the applicable maintenance procedures are completed, a new listed tamper seal shall be installed. [10:7.3.2.2.1]
13.6.4.3.2.2.2
Seals or tamper indicators on nonrechargeable-type extinguishers shall not be removed. [10:7.3.2.2.2]
13.6.4.3.2.3* Boots, Foot Rings, and Attachments
All removable extinguisher boots, foot rings, and attachments shall be removed to accommodate thorough annual cylinder examinations. [10:7.3.2.3]
13.6.4.3.2.4
When subjected to temperatures at or above their listed rating, stored-pressure fire extinguishers that require a 12-year hydrostatic test shall be emptied and subjected to the applicable maintenance and recharge procedures on an annual basis. [10:7.3.2.4]
13.6.4.3.2.5 Corrective Action
When an external examination of any fire extinguisher reveals a deficiency, immediate corrective action shall be taken. [10:7.3.2.5]

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