New mobile App provides an understanding of dry chemical fire extinguisher construction, testing and certification requirements to dry chemical fire extinguisher manufacturers.
UL’s mobile App facilitates a common understanding of dry chemical fire extinguisher construction, testing and certification requirements to dry chemical fire extinguisher manufacturers. The App prepares manufacturers by providing the knowledge needed to better understand UL 299 and UL 711 construction and performance testing requirements to obtain favorable results and achieve certification to UL 299.
Construction and testing requirements of the standard are outlined in a customized section-by-section fashion, using videos and graphics to provide an understanding of what each section of the standard and the related construction and testing requirements entail. Customizing the app provides the construction and testing requirements for an individual fire extinguisher by applying the applicable information in a product specific format.
Two versions of the App are available:
- Paid Version: Available for iOS and Android (limited amount available and accessible via UL) operating systems in English and Chinese
- Free Demonstration: Available for iOS and Android operating systems in English and Chinese with minimal illustrations and without the ability to filter content specific to a product
The App applies to hand-portable, stored-pressure dry chemical fire extinguishers and is not intended to replace the certification process. Wheeled extinguishers, cartridge extinguishers and those that use other means for extinguishing fires are not discussed. Extinguisher pressure gauges and indicators and extinguisher labels are also not discussed.