BS EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007 - Portable fire extinguishers. Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods – BSI British Standards

BS EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007

Portable fire extinguishers. Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods

Status : Current   Published : February 2004

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BS EN 3-7 specifies the characteristics, performance requirements and test methods for portable fire extinguishers.  Reference to the suitability of an extinguisher for use on gaseous fires (class C fires) are at the manufacturer’s discretion, but are applied only to powder type extinguishers which have gained a class B or class A and class B rating.

Suitability of extinguishers for use on class D fires (fires involving flammable metals) is outside the scope of this standard in respect of test fires. However, extinguishers claiming class D suitability are covered in all other respects by the requirements in this standard for powder extinguishers.

Please note it is considered hazardous for powder and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to be used on Class F fires. For this reason powder and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are excluded for conformance with regard to Class F in BS EN 3-7.




Standard NumberBS EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007
TitlePortable fire extinguishers. Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods
StatusCurrent
Publication Date12 February 2004
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 2, ISO 657-1, ISO 4470, ISO 9227:2017, Farbregister RAL-841-GL
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 615, EN 25923, European Council Regulation 2037/2000, ISO 5923
ReplacesBS EN 3-1:1996, BS EN 3-2:1996, BS EN 3-4:1996, BS EN 3-5:1996, BS 7937:2000
International RelationshipsEN 3-7:2004 Amd 1 (08/07)
Amended ByAmendment, April 2008
Draft Superseded By05/30143619 DC
DescriptorsPortable, Fire tests, Fire extinguishers, Performance testing, Approval testing, Grades (quality), Performance, Firefighting equipment
ICS13.220.10
Title in FrenchExtincteurs d'incendie portatifs. Caracteristiques, performances et methodes d'essai
Title in GermanTragbare Feuerloescher. Eigenschaften, Loeschleistung, Anforderungen und Pruefungen
CommitteeFSH/2
ISBN978 0 580 61919 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages56
File Size856 KB
Price£254.00


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