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20/30397880 DC

20/30397880 DC

BS EN 3-8. Portable fire extinguishers. Part 8. Requirements for the construction, pressure resistance and mechanical tests for extinguishers with a maximum allowable pressure equal to or lower than 30 bar, which comply with the requirements of EN 3-7

2020-05-18 /Definitive
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prEN 3-8:2020


This document specifies as far as the pressure risk is concerned, the rules of design, type testing, fabrication and inspection control of portable fire extinguishers with a metallic body which comply with the requirements of EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007.

This part of EN 3 applies to portable fire extinguishers of which the maximum allowable pressure PS is lower than or equal to 30 bar and containing non-explosive, non-flammable, non-toxic and non-oxidising fluids.

This document also applies to the marking of metallic propellant gas cartridges (see Annex E).

This document does not apply to carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.


Annex A gives the classification of the different parts forming the portable fire extinguisher.

Gas cylinders, Burst tests, Portable, Metals, Inspection, Production, Fluids, Firefighting equipment, Mechanical testing, Pressure vessels, Design, Type testing, Pressure, Marking, Fire extinguishers, Pressure testing
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