SS EN 3-8:2023

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 SS EN 3-7


This document specifies, as far as the pressure risk is concerned, the rules of design, type testing, fabrication and inspection control of portable fire extinguishers with a metallic body which comply with the requirements of EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007.

This part of SS 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 document also applies to the marking of metallic propellant gas cartridges.

This document does not apply to carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.




Status Current
Edition 2023
No. of Pages 39
ICS Classification 13.220.20 Fire protection
Committee Building and Construction Standards Committee
Available for Purchase For sale in Singapore only
Adoption EN 3-8 : 2021 IDT