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Specification for small disposable fire extinguishers of the aerosol type

Benefits of Tracked Changes Choosing Tracked Changes saves you time when trying to identify differences between the current version of the standard and its previous version. Additions, deletions, and other content revisions are all clearly displayed as underlined or strikethrough text, reducing the risk of you missing a key change. Overview What is BS 6165- Specification for small disposable fire extinguisher about? BS 6165 is a British Standard that discusses fire extinguishers. BS 6165 specifies performance requirements for, and the maximum capacity of, small disposable fire extinguishers of the aerosol type with metal bodies which includes aerosol extinguishers for various application usage in cars, motor homes, etc. These aerosol extinguishers can contain powder, water-based media, or alternative media. The main objective BS 6165 is to ensure efficient performance of small disposable fire extinguisher in the event of a fire emergency. Requirements are specified for minimum performance in extinguishing test fires of Class A, B and F as defined in BS EN 2. Note: This type of extinguisher is intended for use only in situations where fires of limited proportions are anticipated because of the nature of some process or activity where the possibility of fire spreading to other materials is remote, or where people are present at the likely times of risk. BS 6165 therefore is unlikely to meet the requirements of the various specifying authorities for more comprehensive protection. Who is BS 6165- Specification for small disposable fire extinguisher for? BS 6165 on small disposable fire extinguishers is relevant to: Manufacturers of fire extinguishers Manufacturers of aerosol type small disposable fire extinguisher Product design engineers Chemical engineers Fire protection service providers Regulatory bodies Why should you use BS 6165- Specification for small disposable fire extinguisher? BS 6165 has been prepared under the direction of the Fire Standards Policy Committee and specifies requirements for non-refillable fire extinguishers of the aerosol type for various applications. BS 6165 aims to produce a specification for small disposable fire extinguishers for various applications with an acceptable minimum level of performance. BS 6165 provides guidance on contents of the extinguisher, construction, production and performance requirements, as well as colour and marking of extinguishers. Moreover, you can also determine the Class A, B and F test fire rating of the extinguisher by the test methods provided in BS 6165. By adopting best industry guidance on performance requirements, parameters such as delay on operation, duration of discharge, and leakage rate, can be assessed. If you are a manufacturer, adopting performance requirements in compliance with BS 6165 can help you build safe and reliable products that exhibit high degree of operational efficiency in the event of a fire.

BS 6165:2019

SKU: PBS6165:2019
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