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Provides general requirements for portable fire extinguishers, including the materials, design, construction, methods of manufacture, performance of the extinguisher and any associated gas container, including requirements for instructions and markings.
This Standard specifies requirements for portable fire extinguishers. It covers materials, methods of manufacture and performance of the extinguisher and any associated compressed gas container, instructions and markings.
Specific requirements for individual types of fire extinguishers are given in AS/NZS 1841.2, AS/NZS 1841.3, AS/NZS 1841.4, AS/NZS 1841.5, AS/NZS 1841.6, AS/NZS 1841.7 and AS/NZS 1841.8
A portable fire extinguisher is generally referred to in this Standard as an extinguisher or the extinguisher and typical components used in portable fire extinguishers are illustrated in Figure 1.1.
Manufacturers making a statement of compliance with this Australian/New Zealand Standard on a product, or on packaging or promotional material related to that product, should ensure that such compliance is capable of being verified.
First published in Australia in part as part of AS A31-1937.
AS A32 first published 1937.
AS A129 first published 1962.
AS A31-1941 revised and redesignated in part as AS A31.2-1963 and AS A31.3-1963.
AS A45 first published 1963.
AS A32-1941 revised and redesignated in part as AS A32.2-1963.
AS A137 first published 1963.
AS A138 first published 1963.
Second edition 1968.
AS A45-1963 revised and redesignated AS A163-1968 Second edition AS A31.2-1969.
Second edition AS A31.3-1969.
Second edition AS A32.2-1969.
AS A32-1969 Add.1 first published 1974.
AS A31.2-1969 revised and redesignated AS 1841-1976.
AS A31.3-1969 revised and redesignated AS 1842-1976.
AS A32.2-1969 revised and redesignated AS 1844-1976.
AS A32-1969 Add.1-1974 revised and redesignated AS 1845-1976.
AS A129-1962 revised and redesignated AS 1849-1976.
AS A137-1968 revised and redesignated AS 1846-1976.
AS A163-1968 revised and redesignated AS 1848-1976.
Second edition AS 1841-1983.
Second edition AS 1842-1983.
Second edition AS 1844-1983.
Second edition AS 1845-1983.
Second edition AS 1848-1983.
Second edition AS 1846-1984.
AS A138-1963 revised and redesignated AS 1847-1976.
Second edition 1985.
Third edition AS 1841-1985.
Third edition AS 1842-1985.
Third edition AS 1844-1985.
Third edition AS 1845-1985.
Third edition AS 1846-1985.
Third edition AS 1848-1985.
AS 1841-1985, AS 1842-1985, AS 1844-1985, AS 1845-1985, AS 1846-1985, AS 1847-1985, AS 1848-1985 and AS 1849-1976, revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part AS 1841.1-1992.
First published in New Zealand in part as part of NZSS 1241-44:1962.
NZS 2228 first published 1968.
NZS 2229 first published 1968.
NZS 4551 first published 1974.
NZSS 1241-44:1962, NZS 2228-1968 and NZS 2229-1968 revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as NZS 4506:1978.
AS 1841.1-1992, and part of NZS 4506:1978 and NZS 4551:1974 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS/NZS 1841.1:1997.
Second edition 2007.