• I.S. EN 3-7:2004

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

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    Withdrawn date:  09-03-2010

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-09-2004

    Publisher:  National Standards Authority of Ireland

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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
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

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

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    Development Note Supersedes I.S. EN 3-1, I.S. EN 3-2, I.S. EN 3-4 and I.S. EN 3-5 (10/2003) 2004 Edition Re-issued in March 2010 & incorporates AMD 1 2007. (03/2010)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Standards Authority of Ireland
    Status Withdrawn
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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

    I.S. 291:2015 SELECTION, COMMISSIONING, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    I.S. 3216:2010 CODE OF PRACTICE - BULK STORAGE OF LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) - (EDITION 2)

    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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