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AS/NZS 4353:1995

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Portable fire extinguishers — Aerosol type

Specifies requirement for portable stored-pressure fire extinguishers for household use, designed for one use only, not to be refilled and to be discarded after any use.
Published: 05/12/1995
Pages: 19
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
Header
About this publication
PREFACE
1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.4 DEFINITIONS
1.5 CLASSIFICATION AND RATING
2 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
2.1 GENERAL
2.2 STABILITY
2.3 EXPOSED NON-METALLIC COMPONENTS
2.4 EXTINGUISHER INTERIOR
2.5 EXTERNAL SURFACES
3 DESIGN
3.1 GENERAL
3.2 CONTAINER
3.3 ACTUATING MECHANISM
3.4 PRESSURE INDICATOR
3.5 SUPPORT FITTING
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Quick-release brackets
4 METHOD OF OPERATION
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 ANTI-DISCHARGE DEVICE
5 CHARGE
5.1 GENERAL
5.2 MATERIALS
5.3 MASS OR VOLUME
6 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
6.1 GENERAL
6.1.1 Fire rating
6.1.2 Electrical capability
6.2 INTERMITTENT DISCHARGE
6.3 EFFECTIVE DISCHARGE
6.4 PRESSURE RETENTION
6.5 GAS LEAKAGE
6.6 EXTERNAL CORROSION
6.7 STORAGE AND CORROSION
6.8 POWDER COMPACTION
6.9 SUPPORT FITTING
6.10 EXTINGUISHER OPERATION
6.11 OPERATION HEAD OR VALVE
6.12 SIPHON TUBE ASSEMBLY
6.13 EXTINGUISHER DISCHARGE
6.14 COMPONENTS OF PLASTICS MATERIAL
7 TEST REQUIREMENTS
7.1 GENERAL
7.2 INTERMITTENT DISCHARGE
7.3 EFFECTIVE DISCHARGE TEST
7.4 PRESSURE TEST
7.5 GAS LEAKAGE TEST
7.6 EXTERNAL CORROSION TEST
7.7 STORAGE AND CORROSION
7.7.1 General
7.7.2 Storage
7.7.3 Discharge after storage
7.8 POWDER COMPACTION TEST
7.8.1 General
7.8.2 Bonding
7.8.3 Discharge after compaction
7.8.4 Acceptance Criteria
7.9 SUPPORT FITTING TESTING
7.10 EXTINGUISHER DROP TEST
7.11 OPERATING HEAD IMPACT TEST
7.12 SIPHON TUBE TEST
7.13 CLEAR PASSAGE TEST
7.14 TEST FOR PLASTIC MATERIALS
8 IDENTIFICATION
9 INSTRUCTIONS AND MARKINGS
9.1 GENERAL
9.2 MARKINGS
9.3 SIZE OF LETTERING AND PICTOGRAPHS
9.4 OPERATION
9.4.1 General
9.4.2 Extinguisher use and limitations
9.4.2.1
9.4.2.2
9.4.3 Instructions for operation
9.4.4 Sequence of pictographs
9.4.5 Preferred method of operation
9.4.6 Classification
9.5 IDENTIFICATION
9.6 LABELLING
9.7 EXPORT EXTINGUISHERS
10 PACKAGING
APPENDIX A
A1 SCOPE
A2 PRINCIPLE
A3 APPARATUS
A4 PROCEDURE
A5 ASSESSMENT
APPENDIX B
B1 SCOPE
B2 PRINCIPLE
B3 APPARATUS
B4 PROCEDURE
B5 RESULTS
Cited references in this standard
NZS 5807
Code of practice for industrial identification by colour, wording or other coding
NZS 4507
Specification for fire testing and rating of portable fire extinguishers
[Current]
Colour standards for general purposes
[Superseded]
Metal aerosol dispensers of capacity 50 mL to 1000 mL inclusive
[Superseded]
Portable fire extinguishers — Classification, rating and performance testing
Content history
DR 94023
AS/NZS 4353:1995 REC:2021