DS/EN 3-8/AC:2008 ( Withdrawn )

Portable fire extinguishers - Part 8: Additional requirements to EN 3-7 for the construction, resistance to pressure and mechanical tests for extinguishers with a maximum allowable pressure equal to or lower than 30 bar

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Harmonized under:
  • Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment Text with EEA relevance

Harmonized standards:

Building Regulations 2015​

Building work in new and altered buildings in Denmark

The Building Regulations contain the Danish rules for building work in new buildings, extensions, conversions and other rebuilding work, as well as changes in the use of buildings that are important in relation to the Danish Building Act or the Building Regulations, the demolition of buildings and alterations and other rebuilding work that may affect the consumption of energy in the building. The Building Regulations apply to building work carried out in the Danish market.

Their primary field of application is multi-storey buildings for residential purposes and all kinds of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, including the categories listed in section 11 of the Danish Building Act, single-family houses for permanent residence, either as detached single-family houses or linked single-family houses, holiday homes in summer house areas, allotment sheds, campsite cabins and garages, outbuildings, and other secondary buildings.

You can read more about the Danish Building Regulations here:  http://bygningsreglementet.dk/


This European Standard specifies the rules of design, type testing, fabrication and inspection control of portable fire extinguishers manufactured with metallic bodies as far as pressure risk is concerned.
This part 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) and gives guidance for sound engineering practice for metallic gas cartridges equal to or greater than 0,12 l and less than 0,5 l, see Annex F.
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.

Number of pages: 8

Published: 2008-02-15

Date of approval: 2008-02-03

Date of withdrawal: 2021-09-21

International relationships : EN 3-8:2006/AC:2007 IDT

ICS: 13.220.10 - Fire-fighting

Item number: M226354



  • CEN/TC 70

Danish committee