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    Portable fire extinguishers - Classification, rating and performance testing

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1850:1997 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS-CLASSIFICATION, RATING AND PERFORMANCE TESTING
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    6 - 1.3 CLASSIFICATION
    7 - 1.4 RATING
    7 - 1.5 ELECTRICAL NON-CONDUCTIVITY
    8 - SECTION 2 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTS
    8 - 2.1 GENERAL
    8 - 2.2 END-POINT
    8 - 2.3 NUMBER OF TEST FIRES
    8 - 2.4 ACTIVATION OF EXTINGUISHERS
    8 - 2.5 STORAGE AND TEST TEMPERATURE
    8 - 2.6 TEST CONDITIONS
    8 - 2.7 DISCHARGE CONDITIONS
    8 - 2.8 TEST PERSONNEL
    9 - SECTION 3 CLASS A PERFORMANCE TEST
    9 - 3.1 CLASSIFICATION AND RATING
    9 - 3.2 WOOD CRIB TEST FIRE
    9 - 3.2.1 Apparatus
    9 - 3.2.2 Materials
    9 - 3.2.3 Construction of test crib
    9 - 3.2.4 Procedure
    10 - 3.2.5 Pre-burn time
    10 - 3.3 OBSERVATIONS
    12 - SECTION 4 CLASS B PERFORMANCE TEST
    12 - 4.1 CLASSIFICATION AND RATING
    12 - 4.2 FLAMMABLE LIQUID TEST FIRE
    12 - 4.2.1 Apparatus
    12 - 4.2.2 Materials
    12 - 4.2.3 Procedure
    13 - 4.3 OBSERVATIONS
    14 - SECTION 5 CLASS C PERFORMANCE TEST
    14 - 5.1 CAPABILITY
    14 - 5.2 CLASS C TEST FIRE
    14 - 5.2.1 Apparatus
    14 - 5.2.2 Procedure
    14 - 5.3 OBSERVATIONS
    15 - SECTION 6 CLASS D PERFORMANCE TEST
    15 - 6.1 CAPABILITY
    15 - 6.2 DISCHARGE CHARACTERISTICS
    15 - 6.3 MARKING
    16 - SECTION 7 ELECTRICAL NON-CONDUCTIVITY TEST
    16 - 7.1 CAPABILITY FOR USE ON ELECTRICALLY ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT
    16 - 7.2 ELECTRICAL NON-CONDUCTIVITY TEST
    16 - 7.2.1 General
    16 - 7.2.2 Principle
    16 - 7.2.3 Mounting of extinguisher
    17 - 7.3 MOUNTING TARGET
    17 - 7.4 CONNECTIONS TO EXTINGUISHER AND TARGET
    18 - 7.5 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
    18 - 7.6 CURRENT FLOW METER
    19 - 7.7 TEST METHODS
    21 - SECTION 8 CLASS F PERFORMANCE TEST
    21 - 8.1 CLASSIFICATION AND RATING
    21 - 8.2 COOKING OIL TEST FIRES
    21 - 8.2.1 General
    21 - 8.2.2 Apparatus
    23 - 8.2.3 Procedure
    23 - 8.3 OBSERVATIONS

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    Classifies extinguishers according to the general classes of fires for which they are suitable and gives a method of rating. Tests for Classes A, B, C, D, E and F are included.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out the classification, performance testing and rating of portable fire extinguishers.The materials, methods of manufacture and performance requirements of portable fire extinguishers shall comply with AS/NZS 1841.1 or AS/NZS 4353, which refers to materials, methods of manufacture and performance of extinguishers and any associated compressed gas containers.

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    Committee FP-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Draft Amendment 1 see DR 99326 First published in Australia as AS 1850-1976.
    Second edition 1981.
    Third edition 1994.
    First published in New Zealand as NZS 4507:1978.
    AS 1850-1994 and NZS 4507:1978 jointly revised, amalgamated and designated AS/NZS 1850:1997. First published in Australia as AS 1850-1976. Second edition 1981. Third edition 1994. First published in New Zealand as NZS 4507:1978. AS 1850-1994 and NZS 4507:1978 jointly revised, amalgamated and designated AS/NZS 1850:1997.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1841.1:1997 Portable fire extinguishers General requirements
    AS/NZS 4353:1995 Portable fire extinguishers - Aerosol type (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1841.2:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for water type extinguishers
    AS/NZS 1841.2:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for water type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1074-1989 Steel tubes and tubulars for ordinary service (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1841.1:2007 Portable fire extinguishers General requirements (Reconfirmed 2021)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 1596:2002 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 1799.2-1989 Small pleasure boats code - General requirements for yachts
    AS 4326-2008 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS/NZS 1841.1:2007 Portable fire extinguishers General requirements (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 3961-2005 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS 2809.1-2008 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - General requirements for all road tank vehicles
    AS 3846-2005 The handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas
    AS 2834-1995 Computer accommodation
    AS/NZS 4487:1997 Pyrogen fire extinguishing aerosol systems
    AS 1799.1-1992 Small Pleasure Boats Code - General requirements for power boats
    AS 2809.1-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - General requirements
    AS 4214.6-1998 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - FE-13 (HFC-23) total flooding systems
    AS/NZS 1841.8:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for non-rechargeable type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1841.2:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for water type extinguishers
    AS 3689.1-1989 Automatic fire extinguishing systems using halogenated hydrocarbons - Halon 1301 total flooding systems
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 4326-1995 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
    AS 2746-2008 Working areas for gas-fuelled vehicles
    AS 2714-2008 The storage and handling of organic peroxides (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 3007.3-2004 Electrical installations - Surface mines and associated processing plant - General requirements for equipment and ancillaries
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
    AS 4332-2004 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS/NZS 4353:1995 Portable fire extinguishers - Aerosol type (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 5062-2006 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment
    AS/NZS 1841.1:1997 Portable fire extinguishers General requirements
    AS 4214.7-1998 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Triodide (FIC-13I1) total flooding systems
    AS/NZS 1841.2:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for water type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 3846-1998 The handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas
    AS 3676-1989 Portable fire extinguishers - Guide to servicing
    AS/NZS 1841.6:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for carbon dioxide type extinguishers
    AS 2714-1993 The storage and handling of hazardous chemical materials - Class 5.2 substances (organic peroxides)
    AS/NZS 2927:2001 The storage and handling of liquefied chlorine gas
    AS 1851-2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    AS 2444-2001 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1841.8:1997 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for non-rechargeable type extinguishers
    AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives - Storage, transport and use Storage
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