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    PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - PART 7: CHARACTERISTICS, PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2007

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General
       4.1 Description of a portable fire extinguisher
       4.2 Control of discharge
       4.3 Operating position
       4.4 Hose assembly
       4.5 Propellants
       4.6 Stored pressure extinguishers
    5 Testing of portable fire extinguishers
    6 Nominal charges, filling tolerances and minimum fire
       performance
       6.1 Nominal charges
       6.2 Filling tolerances
       6.3 Design of the filling opening, excluding carbon dioxide
            fire extinguishers
       6.4 Minimum fire ratings
    7 Duration of operation, residual charge and operating
       temperatures
       7.1 Duration of operation
       7.2 Residual charge
       7.3 Commencement of discharge
       7.4 Effective range of operating temperature
    8 Retention of propellant
       8.1 Verification
       8.2 Acceptance levels
       8.3 Production leak tests
    9 Dielectric test for water based extinguishers
       9.1 General
       9.2 Required performance
    10 Requirements for components
       10.1 General
       10.2 Operation and emission control mechanisms/devices
       10.3 Safety devices
       10.4 Filter for water based portable fire extinguishers
       10.5 Hose and coupling systems
       10.6 Control valve
    11 Means of pressure indication
       11.1 Pressure gauge
       11.2 Pressure indicator
    12 Horns for carbon dioxide portable fire extinguishers
    13 Portable fire extinguisher mounting bracket
    14 Resistance to corrosion
       14.1 Resistance to external corrosion
       14.2 Resistance to extinguishing medium of extinguishers using
            water based media
    15 Fire performance
       15.1 General
       15.2 Class A fire rating
       15.3 Class B fire rating
       15.4 Class F fire rating
    16 Portable fire extinguisher identification
       16.1 Colour
       16.2 Marking
    17 Maintenance
    Annex A (normative) - Duration of operation, residual charge tests
    Annex B (normative) - Range of operating temperature
    Annex C (normative) - Dielectric test
    Annex D (normative) - Operation and emission control
                          mechanisms/devices
    Annex E (normative) - Test for performance of the hose
    Annex F (normative) - Control valve test
    Annex G (normative) - Tests on the horn
    Annex H (normative) - Resistance to corrosion
    Annex I (normative) - Fire tests
    Annex J (normative) - Measurement of moisture content of wood
    Annex K (normative) - Compaction procedure
    Annex L (normative) - Specific requirements for Class F fire
                          extinguisher
    Annex M (normative) - Polar solvents
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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Describes the characteristics, performance requirements and test methods for portable fire extinguishers.

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    Committee FSH/2/11
    Development Note Supersedes BS EN 3-1, BS EN 3-2, BS EN 3-4, BS EN 3-5 and 00/541452 DC (02/2004) 2004 Edition Re-Issued in April 2008 & incorporates AMD 1 2007. Supersedes BS 7937(2000) & 05/30143619 DC. (05/2008)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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

    BS PD6686(2006) : 2006 GUIDANCE ON DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS RELATED TO PREVENTION OF FIRE AND EXPLOSION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES
    BS 9990:2015 NON-AUTOMATIC FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    14/30301827 DC : 0 BS 9990 - NON-AUTOMATIC FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    12/30258581 DC : 0 BS 5908-2 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION PRECAUTIONS AT PREMISES HANDLING FLAMMABLE GASES, LIQUIDS AND DUSTS - PART 2: GUIDE TO APPLICABLE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
    BS 5306-0(2011) : 2011 FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 0: GUIDE FOR SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT
    BS 5908-2(2012) : 2012 FIRE AND EXPLOSION PRECAUTIONS AT PREMISES HANDLING FLAMMABLE GASES, LIQUIDS AND DUSTS - PART 2: GUIDE TO APPLICABLE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
    BS 8591:2014 Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice
    BS 7863(2009) : 2009 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLOUR CODING TO INDICATE THE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA CONTAINED IN PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    BS 9990(2006) : 2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR NON-AUTOMATIC FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS
    13/30286749 DC : 0 BS 8591 - REMOTE CENTRES RECEIVING SIGNALS FROM ALARM SYSTEMS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    09/30182748 DC : 0 BS 5306-0 - FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 0: GUIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT
    BS 5979(2007) : 2007 REMOTE CENTRES RECEIVING SIGNALS FROM FIRE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    08/30184135 DC : DRAFT SEP 2008 BS 7863 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLOUR CODING TO INDICATE THE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA CONTAINED IN PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    BS 5306-1(2006) : 2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 1: HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    DEFSTAN 23-7/2(2011) : 2011 DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES
    BS 9990:2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR NON-AUTOMATIC FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS
    BS 5306-0:2011 FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 0: GUIDE FOR SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT

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

    EN 25923 : 1993 FIRE PROTECTION - FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA - CARBON DIOXIDE
    EN 615:2009 FIRE PROTECTION - FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA - SPECIFICATIONS FOR POWDERS (OTHER THAN CLASS D POWDERS)
    ISO 657-1:1989 Hot-rolled steel sections Part 1: Equal-leg angles Dimensions
    ISO 4470:1981 Sawn timber Determination of the average moisture content of a lot
    ISO 5923:2012 Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting Fire extinguishing media Carbon dioxide
    ISO 9227:2017 Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres Salt spray tests
    EN 2:1992/A1:2004 CLASSIFICATION OF FIRES
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