BS EN 16856:2020 - Portable aerosol dispensers for fire extinguishing purposes

BS EN 16856:2020

Portable aerosol dispensers for fire extinguishing purposes

Status : Current   Published : August 2020



This document specifies the requirements for non-refillable portable aerosol dispensers for fire extinguishing purposes.

It supplements the characteristics, performance and test methods for extinguishing aerosol dispensers for fire extinguishing purposes, in addition to the requirements of the Directive 75/324/EEC. Requirements in this document are specified for products containing less than 1 kg or 1 l of extinguishing media, which can be expelled by the action of internal pressure and are intended to extinguish test fires of type A + B, or type A + F, or type A + B + F classes of EN 2. These extinguishing aerosol dispensers are intended to be used by untrained persons for domestic applications. They are not intended to be used on gas fires (class C) and metal fires (class D).

Requirements are specified for minimum performance in Annex I for extinguishing test fires of type A, type B and type F classes of EN 2, as appropriate.

Annex A gives the conditioning to be applied to extinguishing aerosol dispensers prior to testing as described in Annex B to Annex K.

Standard NumberBS EN 16856:2020
TitlePortable aerosol dispensers for fire extinguishing purposes
Publication Date05 August 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 9227, EN 615, EN 14850, EN 14848, EN 3 (all parts), EN 15006, EN 15008, ISO 657-1, EN 2, EN 1568-4, EN 1568-3, ISO 4470
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 8493:2008+A1:2010
International RelationshipsEN 16856:2020
DescriptorsAerosols, Portable, Testing, Fire extinguishers, Fire
Title in FrenchGénérateur d'aérosol portatif à fonction extinctrice
Title in GermanFeuerlöschsprays
ISBN978 0 580 98484 6
File Size3.479 MB

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