DS/EN 3-8:2007 ( Withdrawn )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:


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: 32

Published: 2007-06-28

Date of approval: 2007-03-02

Date of withdrawal: 2021-09-21

International relationships : EN 3-8:2006 IDT

ICS: 13.220.10 - Fire-fighting

Item number: M213496



  • CEN/TC 70

Danish committee