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

This European Standard specifies the rules of design, type testing, fabrication and inspection control of portable fire extinguishers which comply with the requirements of EN 3-7; with metallic bodies as far as pressure risk is concerned.
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 European Standard also applies to the metallic gas cartridge of a volume less than 0,12 l (see Annex E) This European Standard does not apply to carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.
NOTE   Annex A gives the classification of the different parts forming the portable fire extinguisher.

Tragbare Feuerlöscher - Teil 8: Anforderungen an die konstruktive Ausführung, Druckfestigkeit und mechanischen Prüfungen für tragbare Feuerlöscher mit einem Höchstdruck kleiner gleich 30 bar, welche die Anforderungen aus EN 3-7 erfüllen

Diese Europäische Norm legt Regeln zur Bemessung, Typprüfung, Herstellung und Inspektionskontrolle tragbarer Feuerlöscher mit Metallgehäusen fest, die den Anforderungen nach EN 3 7 entsprechen, soweit die Gefährdung durch Druck betrachtet wird.
Der vorliegende Teil von EN 3 gilt für tragbare Feuerlöscher, bei denen der maximal zulässige Druck PS kleiner als oder gleich 30 bar ist, und die nicht explosive, nicht entzündbare, nicht toxische und nicht oxydierende Flüssig¬keiten enthalten.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt auch für Treibgasbehälter aus Metall mit einem Volumen kleiner 0,12 l (siehe Anhang E). Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für Kohlendioxid-Feuerlöscher.
ANMERKUNG   Anhang A enthält die Klassifizierung unterschiedlicher Teile, die den tragbaren Feuerlöscher bilden.

Extincteurs d'incendie portatifs - Partie 8: Exigences pour la construction, la résistance à la pression et les essais mécaniques pour les extincteurs conformes à l'EN 3-7 dont la pression maximale admissible est inférieure ou égale à 30 bar

La présente Norme européenne définit les règles de conception, d'essai de type, de fabrication et d'inspection des extincteurs d'incendie portatifs conformes aux exigences de l'EN 3-7 dont le corps est en métal, en ce qui concerne les risques liés à la pression.
La présente partie de l'EN 3 s'applique aux extincteurs d'incendie portatifs dont la pression maximale admissible PS est inférieure ou égale à 30 bar et renfermant des fluides inexplosibles, ininflammables, non toxiques et non oxydants.
La présente Norme européenne s'applique également aux cartouches de gaz métalliques dont le volume est inférieur à 0,12 l (voir Annexe E). Elle ne s'applique pas aux extincteurs à dioxyde de carbone.
NOTE   L'Annexe A donne la classification des différentes parties constitutives d'un extincteur d'incendie portatif.

Prenosni gasilniki - 8. del: Dodatne zahteve k EN 3-7 za konstrukcijo, tlačna odpornost in mehanski preskusi za gasilnike z največjim dovoljenim tlakom, enakim ali nižjim od 30 bar, v skladu z zahtevami standarda EN 3-7

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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
Tragbare Feuerlöscher - Teil 8: Anforderungen an die konstruktive Ausführung,
Druckfestigkeit und mechanischen Prüfungen für tragbare Feuerlöscher mit einem
Höchstdruck kleiner gleich 30 bar, welche die Anforderungen aus EN 3-7 erfüllen

Extincteurs d'incendie portatifs - Partie 8: Exigences pour la construction, la résistance à

la pression et les essais mécaniques pour les extincteurs conformes à l'EN 3-7 dont la

pression maximale admissible est inférieure ou égale à 30 bar
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 3-8
ICS:
13.220.10 Gašenje požara Fire-fighting
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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
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prEN 3-8
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
December 2013
ICS 13.220.20 Will supersede EN 3-8:2006
English Version
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

Extincteurs d'incendie portatifs - Partie 8: Exigences pour la Tragbare Feuerlöscher - Teil 8: Anforderungen an die

construction, la résistance à la pression et les essais konstruktive Ausführung, Druckfestigkeit und mechanischen

mécaniques pour les extincteurs conformes à l'EN 3-7 dont Prüfungen für tragbare Feuerlöscher mit einem

la pression maximale admissible est inférieure ou égale à Höchstdruck kleiner gleich 30 bar, welche die

30 bar Anforderungen aus EN 3-7 erfüllen

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If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which

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shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
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Contents
Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................5

2 Normative references ............................................................................................................................5

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................5

4 Symbols and abbreviations ..................................................................................................................7

5 Materials .................................................................................................................................................7

6 Design method – Bodies .......................................................................................................................8

6.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................8

6.2 Calculation ..............................................................................................................................................8

6.3 Bodies – Required for use with plastic components .........................................................................9

7 Prototype Testing ..................................................................................................................................9

7.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................9

7.2 Burst Test – low temperature ...............................................................................................................9

7.3 Crushing Test – low temperature (bodies only) .............................................................................. 10

7.4 Pressure test (test pressure PT) – bodies, fittings and assemblies .............................................. 11

7.5 Macroscopic examination of the body ............................................................................................. 11

7.6 Overfill pressure test (for water based media cartridge operated extinguishers only) .............. 11

7.7 Plastics components (subject to pressure) except hoses, and nozzles....................................... 12

7.8 Resistance to impact .......................................................................................................................... 12

8 Manufacturing, Inspection and testing during production............................................................. 12

8.1 Requirements ...................................................................................................................................... 12

8.2 Pressure Testing ................................................................................................................................. 13

8.3 Burst & Crushing test ......................................................................................................................... 14

8.4 Final inspection ................................................................................................................................... 15

9 Marking ................................................................................................................................................ 16

9.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 16

9.2 Body ..................................................................................................................................................... 16

9.3 Extinguisher ........................................................................................................................................ 16

10 Propellant Gas Cartridges ................................................................................................................. 16

Annex A (informative) Classification of the different parts of an extinguisher subject to internal

pressure ............................................................................................................................................... 17

Annex B (normative) Pressures and temperatures ..................................................................................... 18

Annex C (normative) Impact test — Resistance to impact by falling weight ........................................... 19

C.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 19

C.2 Apparatus ............................................................................................................................................ 19

C.3 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 19

Annex D (normative) Specification for plastics components (except hoses and nozzles) .................... 20

D.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 20

D.2 Requirements for plastics components subject to pressure ......................................................... 20

Annex E (normative) Propellant gas cartridges volume less than 0,12 l .................................................. 24

E.1 Refillable cartridge.............................................................................................................................. 24

E.2 Non-refillable cartridges .................................................................................................................... 25

E.3 Marking ................................................................................................................................................ 25

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Annex F (normative) Overfill pressure test ................................................................................................... 26

Annex G (normative) Mechanical strength test (crushing test) .................................................................. 27

G.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 27

G.2 Long bodies ......................................................................................................................................... 27

G.3 Short bodies ......................................................................................................................................... 28

Annex H (normative) Materials – Quality control documents ..................................................................... 29

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential

Requirements of EU Directive 97/23/EC ............................................................................................ 30

Table 1 ................................................................................................................................................................ 13

Table 2 — Number of bodies to be sampled ...................................................................................................... 14

Table 3 — Batch sampling plan following failure................................................................................................ 14

Table 4 — Batch sampling plan following failure................................................................................................ 15

Table A.1 — Classification ................................................................................................................................. 17

Table D.1 — Schedule of Testing for Pressure bearing Components ............................................................... 20

Table D.2 — Drop height for hammer test ......................................................................................................... 22

Table H.1 ............................................................................................................................................................ 29

Table ZA.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard and Directive 97/23/EC .............................. 30

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Foreword

This document (prEN 3-8:2013) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 70 “Manual means of

fire fighting equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This document will supersede EN 3-8:2006.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive 97/23/EC, see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.
This document is included in a series of European Standards planned to cover:
a) classification of fires (EN 2);
b) mobile fire extinguishers (series EN 1866).

EN 3 consists of the following parts, under the general title "Portable fire extinguishers":

 Part 7: Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods

 Part 8: Requirements for the construction; pressure resistance and mechanical tests for extinguishers

with a maximum allowable pressure equal to or less lower than 30 bar, which comply with the

requirements of EN 3-7

 Part 9: Requirements for the assembly, construction and pressure resistance of CO extinguishers which

comply with the requirements of EN 3-7

 Part 10: Provisions for evaluating the conformity of a portable fire extinguisher to EN 3-7

Annexes B, C, D, E, F and G are normative; Annexes A and ZA are informative.
List of major changes:
The following sections have been revised:
 scope;
 materials;
 permanent joining;
 relationship with the ESR’s;
 relationship and titles to EN 3 series.
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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies the rules of design, type testing, fabrication and inspection control of

portable fire extinguishers which comply with the requirements of EN 3-7; with metallic bodies as far as

pressure risk is concerned.

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 European Standard also applies to the metallic gas cartridge of a volume less than 0,12 l (see Annex E)

This European Standard does not apply to carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.

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

2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references,

the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007, Portable fire extinguishers — Part 7: Characteristics, performance requirements and

test methods
EN 287-1:2011, Qualification test of welders — Fusion welding — Part 1: Steels
EN 1320:1996, Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials — Fracture test

EN 1418:1997, Welding personnel — Approval testing of welding operators for fusion welding and resistance

weld setters for fully mechanized and automatic welding of metallic materials
EN 10204:2004 , Metallic products — Types of inspection documents

EN ISO 4892-2:2006, Plastics — Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources — Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps

(ISO 4892-2:2009)

EN ISO 9606-2:2004, Qualification test of welders — Fusion welding — Part 2: Aluminium and aluminium

alloys (ISO 9606-2:2004)

EN ISO 15614-1:2004, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials — Welding

procedure test — Part 1: Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys

(ISO 15614-1:2004)

EN ISO 15614-2:2005, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials — Welding

procedure test - Part 2: Arc welding of aluminium and its alloys (ISO 15614-2:2005)

EN ISO 15614-12:2004, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials —

Welding procedure test — Part 12: Spot, seam and projection welding (ISO 15614-12:2004)

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 3-7:2004+A2007 and the following

apply.

NOTE Schemes illustrating the different pressures and temperatures is given in Annex B.

1) This standard is also applicable to non-metallic products (see EN 10204:2004, 1.2).

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3.1
maximum pressure at maximum operating temperature
pressure experimentally measured
P (T )
max

pressure measured in the extinguisher after stabilisation during at least 24 h at maximum operating

temperature (T ) and for cartridge operated extinguishers, the maximum pressure is the maximum pressure

max

recorded for 0,5 s during a period of three minutes, excluding the first second after release of the propellant

gas
3.2
maximum allowable pressure
maximum declared pressure

maximum pressure for which the equipment is designed, as specified by the manufacturer and which is in any

case greater than or equal to P (T )
max

Note 1 to entry: The value of PS for components should be equal to or greater than the value of PS for the extinguisher

assembly.
3.3
bursting pressure
maximum pressure measured during a bursting test
3.4
portable fire extinguisher assembly

assembly of parts to comprise the pressure retaining part of a fire extinguisher which can include a body,

operating device, filling cap, closure and may include a propellant gas cartridge, hose and other components

under pressure, if fitted
3.5
maximum operating temperature
max

maximum operating temperature declared by the manufacturer equal to or less than TS

max
3.6
minimum operating temperature
min

minimum operating temperature declared by the manufacturer equal to or higher than TS

min
3.7
portable fire extinguisher

fire extinguisher which is designed to be carried and operated by hand and which in working order has a mass

of not more than 20 kg
3.8
propellant gas cartridge

refillable or non-refillable pressure receptacle made of metal containing a propellant gas with a capacity less

than 0,5 l
Note 1 to entry: In the ADR these are classified as cylinders (definition 1.2).
3.9
fittings

pressure accessories which include operating devices, filling caps and hose assemblies

Note 1 to entry: 1 bar = 10 Pa = 0,1 MPa.
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4 Symbols and abbreviations

For the purposes of this document, the following symbols and abbreviations apply.

Maximum allowable pressure in bar
PT Test pressure = 1,43* x PS in bar
Bursting pressure (measured) - in bar

D Nominal external diameter of the body, or the largest external value of the perpendicular section

to the axis, in mm
D Diameter of the mandrel used during the crushing test in mm
P (T ) Pressure at maximum operating temperature, in bar
max
T Maximum operating temperature declared by the manufacturer, in ºC
max
T Minimum operating temperature declared by the manufacturer, in ºC
min
S Minimum wall thickness, in mm
TS Minimum allowable temperature, in ºC
min
TS Maximum allowable temperature, in ºC
max
R Ultimate tensile strength*, in MPa (N/mm )

*(as denoted on the material certificate received from the raw material supplier)

R Ultimate tensile strength*, in MPa (N/mm )

*(guaranteed by the manufacturer after all manufacturing processes have been carried out on

the final product)
5 Materials

The materials shall be suitable for the intended use. All materials used in the extinguisher assembly shall be

compatible with all other components including extinguishing media. Assemblies shall meet the requirements

of EN 3-7 Clause 14.1 Resistance to external corrosion and additionally for water based media EN 3-7+A1

Clause 14.2 Resistance to extinguishing medium of extinguishers using water based media.

The materials used for pressure bearing parts shall be defined in a detailed specification which forms an

integrated part of the design.
This specification shall contain at least detailed descriptions of:
 all raw materials used, including the normal production tolerances;

 all processes used, the process parameters and the normal admissible process tolerances;

 the relevant required material properties after processing.
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The materials used for non-pressure bearing parts and accessories of extinguishers shall be compatible with

the materials used for the pressure bearing parts.
Plastic components shall fulfil the clauses of Annex D except hoses and nozzles.

For the materials, used in the type testing and type approval, inspection documents in accordance with

Annex H shall be provided.

Particular attention shall be given to incompatibilities produced for example by:

 galvanic corrosion;
 stress corrosion;
 electrolytic corrosion.
6 Design method – Bodies
NOTE For requirements for Gas Cartridges see Annex E.
6.1 General
6.1.1 Design

The design shall be by calculation and verified by experimental data, see Clause 7.

6.1.2 Temperature range
The allowable temperature range declared for the body shall be TS to TS where:
min max
 TS = -30°C or lower as declared by the manufacturer.
min
 TS = +60°C or higher as declared by the manufacturer.
max

Where this is the case, the temperatures and pressures used in this European Standard shall be amended to

reflect this new temperature range and the new parameters at these temperatures.
6.2 Calculation
6.2.1 Bodies – Requirements for the body

The body shall have a measured wall thickness which is equal to or greater than the wall thickness calculated

using the following formula:
(2,7× PS)× D
20R + (2,7× PS)
6.2.2 Bodies – Requirements for the base
The portable extinguisher shall be constructed so that it may be:
 free standing on a horizontal surface;
and / or
 fixed to a vertical surface.
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The shape of the base of the body is optional.

Bodies for extinguishers that may be free-standing shall either be fitted with a means to raise the pressure

retaining part of the body (base) by at least 5 mm above the horizontal surface or the thickness of metal in the

base of the body in contact with the horizontal surface shall be at least the minimum wall thickness S+0.5 mm

as calculated in 6.2.1.
6.3 Bodies – Required for use with plastic components
The threads shall be of the form as specified in D.2.6.
7 Prototype Testing
NOTE For requirements for Gas Cartridges see Annex E.
7.1 General
The design verification shall be by prototype testing.

All the bodies and fittings used for the tests shall bear all normal markings indicated in Clause 9 and shall be

in their finished state (e.g. painted).
7.2 Burst Test – low temperature
7.2.1 General

The burst test shall be carried out to confirm the adequate strength of the body.

7.2.2 Bodies
7.2.2.1 Conditions
A minimum of three specimens shall be used.
Tests shall be carried out at TS (+0, - 2) °C.
min

A burst of the body, under hydraulic pressure, shall be carried out using an installation which permits a regular

increase of pressure at not more than 2 bar/s until the body bursts and also permits the variation of pressure

to be recorded as a function of time.
7.2.2.2 Requirements
1) In all tests P shall be greater than 2,7 x PS;
2) the burst test shall not cause the body to fragment;

3) the main break shall show no signs of brittleness, for example the edges of the break shall not be radial,

but shall be inclined relative to a diametrical plane and shall have a reduction in area over their entire

thickness;
4) the break shall not show any obvious defects in the material;
5) the break shall not originate in the body marking area or weld;
NOTE 1 The heat affected zone is not considered to be in or part of the weld.

NOTE 2 Should the fracture cross the weld from its point of origin it shall not be considered a failure.

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6) the burst pressure test are carried out at the specified pressures, in the event that a sealing “O” ring or

washer moves out of its housing before burst pressure is reached, this shall not be caused by

deformation of the valve or the neck ring, then a fitting shall be devised to enable the burst test to be

completed.
7.2.3 Fittings
7.2.3.1 Conditions
A minimum of three specimens shall be used.
Tests shall be carried out at TS (+0, -4) °C.
min

A burst of the body, under hydraulic pressure, shall be carried out using an installation which permits a regular

increase of pressure at not more than 2 bar/s until the fitting bursts and also permits the variation of pressure

to be recorded as a function of time.
7.2.3.2 Requirements
The bursting pressure P shall:
1) not be less than 2,7 times the maximum allowable pressure P ;
2) the burst test shall not cause the fitting to fragment;
3) the break shall not show any obvious defects in the material;
4) the break shall not originate in the marking area.
7.3 Crushing Test – low temperature (bodies only)
7.3.1 General

The mechanical strength test shall be carried out in the form of a crushing test used to confirm the ductility of

the body.
7.3.2 Conditions
A minimum of three specimens shall be used.
Tests shall be carried out at TS (+0, -4) °C in accordance with Annex G.
min

All the bodies used for the tests shall bear all normal markings indicated in Clause 9 and shall be in their

finished state (e.g. painted).
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7.3.3 Requirements

Following the crushing test, the body shall be subjected to the test pressure PT for 30 s During the pressure

test the body shall not have any cracks or leaks.
7.4 Pressure test (test pressure PT) – bodies, fittings and assemblies
7.4.1 Test conditions

Bodies, fittings and assemblies shall be submitted to the pressure test (at 20 ± 3 °C ) which shall be carried

out using apparatus that permits a regular increase of pressure at a maximum of 2 bar/s up to the moment the

test pressure is reached.

Five samples of bodies and fittings and one assembly (see clause 3.4) shall be tested.

7.4.2 Requirements – Bodies

The test pressure PT shall not be less than 1,43 times the maximum allowable pressure PS.

The test pressure shall be maintained for a minimum of 30 s and the body shall remain tight.

After the test, the volume of the body shall not have any permanent increase of more than 1 %.

7.4.3 Requirements – Fittings

The test pressure PT shall not be less than 1,43 times the maximum allowable pressure PS.

The test pressure shall be maintained for a minimum of 30s and the fittings shall remain tight and show no

defects. e.g. cracks, splits or ejection of parts
7.4.4 Requirements – Assembly

The test pressure PT shall not be less than 1,43 times the maximum allowable pressure PS The test pressure

shall be maintained for a minimum of 30 s and the assembly shall remain tight and show no defects. e.g.

cracks, splits or ejection of parts.
7.5 Macroscopic examination of the body
7.5.1 Conditions
On five bodies each weld subject to pressure shall be examined.
7.5.2 Requirements

The macroscopic examination of a transverse section of the weld, in accordance with EN 1320, shall show

complete fusion over the area treated with a preparation acid and any defects shall be revealed.

If there is any doubt, a microscopic examination of the suspect area shall be carried out.

7.6 Overfill pressure test (for water based media cartridge operated extinguishers only)

7.6.1 General

To ensure the extinguishers will remain safe even in case of overfilling, the extinguishers shall be tested in

accordance with Annex F.
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7.6.2 Conditions
The extinguisher shall be conditioned at T (-0, +4°C) for 24 h.
max
Two assemblies shall be tested.
7.6.3 Requirements
No component shall be ejected.
7.7 Plastics components (subject to pressure) except hoses, and nozzles
Plastics components shall comply with the requirements of Annex D.
7.8 Resistance to impact
7.8.1 Conditions
TS (-0, +4°C) and TS (+0, -4°C) claimed by the manufacturer shal
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