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( Reaffirmed 1995 )

IS :2878-1986

Indian Standard
SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE ( PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED )

( Second Revision )
Fire Fighting Sectional Committee,
Chairman SHRI G. B. MENON Members LT-COL V. R. BANAHATI
SHRI S. R. BANSAL SHRI B. L. CHAUDHRY SHRI B. K. SIPPY ( Alternate SHRI K. K. DAS GUPTA ) Ministry of Defence Steel Authority of Plant ), Bokaro Oil-and Natural Gas West ( DGI ) India Ltd ( Bokaro Steel Steel City Commission, Dehra Dun Gujarat Electricity

BDC
Board,

22
Vadodara

Representing

Bengal Fire Services, Government of West Bengal State Bank of India, Bombay SHRI S. M. DESAI DEPUTY INSPECTORGENERAL (FIRE) Central Industrial Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs ASSISTANTINSPECTORGENERAL (FIRE) ( Alternate ) Ministry of Railways DEPUTY INSPECTORGENERAL (RPSF) ASSISTANT SECURITY OFFICER ( FIRE ) , NORTHERN RAILWAY ( Alternate ) Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( Delhi Fire SHRI S. K. DHERI Service ), Delhi SHR~ R. K. BHARDWAI ( Afternate ) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay S:HRI.R. R. DHOBLEY Home Department (Fire Service ), Government DIRECTOR of Tamil Nadu DEPUTY DIRECTOR ( Alternate ) Home ( Police Department ), Government of DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FIRE Andhra Pradesh SERVICES DEPUTY DIRECTOR ( FIRE SERVICES ) ( Alternate )

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BUREAU OF INDIAN This publication is protected under the Indian Copyright Act ( XIV of 1957 ) and reproduction in whole or in part by any means except with written permission of the oublisher shall be deemed to be an infringement of copyright under the said Act. 1987 STANDARDS

IS : 2878- 1986
( Continucdfrom page 1 ) Members
FIRE ADVISER SHRI J. S. JAMSHEDJI

Representing Ministry of Home Steel;~m~a~tries Affairs Ltd ( Minimax Division ),

Jaya Shree Textiles and Industries, Rishra Fire and Safety Appliances Co, Calcutta Avon Services ( Production and Agencies ) Pvt Ltd. Bombav _ TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE ( Alternate ) The Institution of Fire Engineers ( India ), SHRI P. N. MEHROTRA New Delhi SHRI B. R. MEHTA ( Alternate ) Ministry of Defence ( R & D ) BRIG S. A. MOHILE SHRI A. K. SURI ( Alternate ) Steel Authority of India Ltd ( Rourkela Steel SHRI M. MUKHERJ: Plant ), Rourkela SHRI C. D. SHARMA(Alternate ) Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay SHRI V. B. NIKAM I Bombav Fire Brigade 1. Bombav Reliable ( Fire Protection ) Industries; Bombay SHRI H. M. SABADRA Kooverji Devshi and Co (P) Ltd. Bombay SHRI P. H. S@,IHNA SHRI N. T. PANIWANI ( Alternate ) Newage Industries, Surendranagar ( Gujarat ) SHRI B. J. SHAH SI~RI A. M. SHAH ( Alternate ) Zenith Fire Services, Bombay SHRI CHANDRAKANT M. SHAH SHRI M. H. SHAH ( Alternate ) Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals. SHRI R. C. SHARMA New Delhi SHRI D. S. NARESH ( Alternate ) CentralBuilding Research Institute, Roorkee SHRI T. P. SHARMA SHRI A. K. GUPTA ( Alternate ) Synthetics and Chemicals Ltd. Bareilly SHRI D. K. SIRK,AR Surex Production ard Sales (P) Ltd. Calcutta SHRJ TARIT SUR Directorate General of Technical Developm nt, SHRI SUSHJL KUMAR New Delhi Tariff Advisory Committee, Bombay SHRI J. N. VAKJL SHRI K. RAVI ( Alternate ) Urban Development. Public Health and Housing SHRI B. V. WAGLE Development, Government of Maharashtra Director General, BIS ( Ex-officio Member ) SHRI G. RAMAN, / Director ( Civ Engg ) Secretary SHRI K. M. MATHUR Joint Director ( Civ Engg ), BIS

SHRI C. GNANRAJ ( Alternate ) SHRI P. KHANNA SHRI S. N. KUNDU MANAGING DIRECTOR

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IS: 2878 -1986

Indian Standard
SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE ( PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED )

( Second Revision )
0. FOREWORD 0.1 This Indian Standard ( Second Revision)
was adopted by the Indian Standards Institution on 29 August 1986, after the draft finalized by the Fire Fighting Sectional Committee had been approved by the Civil Engineering Division Council. 0.2 One of important types of fire extinguishers used for putting out fire is the carbon dioxidetype which is suitable for fire fighting in oils, petroleum products and gas substances under pressure ( Classes B and C tires ) and also for fires involving electrical equipment. This standard was first published in 1964 and revised in 1976. This revision is being prepared so as to include higher capacity of fire extinguishers ( requiring the use of trolley ) besides up-dating the requirements in respect of the materials. 0.3 For the purpose of deciding whether a particular requirement of this standard is complied with, the final value, observed or calculated, expressing the result of a test or analysis, shall be rounded off in accordance with IS : 2-1960*. The number of significant places retained in the rounded off value should be the same as that of the specified value in this standard.
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1. SCOPE 1.1 This standard covers the requirements regarding material, shape, construction and performance test of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers ( portable and trolley mounted ). 2. CAPACITY 2.1 The extinguisher shall be of the following capacities: a) Portable - 2 kg, 3 kg and 5 kg. b) Trolley Mounted - 7 kg, 9 kg and 225 kg.
*Rules for rounding off numerical values ( revised ).

IS : 2878 - 1986 2.2 The capacity of the extinguisher shall be the mass of carbon dioxide when it is filled in the container to the filling ratio as in 4.1. 3. MATERIAL 3.1 The material for construction Table 1.
TABLE 1 MATERIALS SL No. COMPONENT

of various

components

are given in

OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS

(2) (I) i) Body ii) Discharge valve iii) Safety device iv) Syphon tube v) Hose vi) Discharge hcrn

CONFORMING TO RELEVANT INDIAN S.~.~NDARD (4) (3) IS : 7285-1982* IS : 3224-1979t IS : 5903-1970: Alloy No. 2 of IS : 407-1981s a\ Brass IS : 3545-3982[i b) Copper IS : 738-19778 c) Aluminium ihe minimum bursting pressure shall be 275 kgf/cm2 in control discharge and 140 kgf/cms without control discharge Non-conductor of electricity like polyethylene, fibre-glass and similar materials

*Specification for seamless manganese steel cylinders for permanent and high pressure liquefiable gases (first revision ). tSpecification for valve fittings for compressed gas cylinders excluding liquefied petroleum gas ( LPG ) cylinders ( second revision ). fRecommendation for safety devices for gas cylinders. SSpecification for brass tubes for general purposes ( third revision ). IjSpecification for solid drawn copper alloy tubes for condensers and heat exchangers ( second revision ). ISpecification for wrought aluminium acd aluminium alloy drawn tube for general engineering purposes ( second revision ).

4. CONTENTS 4.1 The carbon dioxide gas shal1 conform to IS : 307-1966*. The extinguisher shall be cleaned internally and shall be filled with liquefied carbon dioxide to the filling ratio of not more than 0667. The quantity The filling ratio is the ratio of mass shall be determined by weighing. of liquefiable gas in the container to the mass of water required to fill the container at 15C.
*Specification for carbon dioxide ( second revisfon ).
.

IS :28785. CONSTRUCTION 5.1 Body -

1986

The typical shape showing the cylinder with other components is shown in Fig. 1. The extinguishers larger than 2 kg capacity shall have flat base and that of 2 kg capacity, flat or rounded base. 5.2 Discharge Valve or Operating Head - The valve shall be provided and it shall be squeeze grip type or wheel type.

5.3 Discharge

Fittings

5.3.1 The discharge tube shall be provided to 2 and 3 kg capacity extinguishers fitted to discharge valve by swival joints. 5.3.2 The hose of not less than 10 mm diameter shall be provided for 5, 7, 9 and 225 kg capacity fire extinguishers. The length of the hose shall be not less than I m for 5 and 7 kg capacity fire extinguisher 2 m for 9 kg, and 5 m for 225 kg capacity fire extinguishers.

5.3.3 A discharge horn with a suitable handle shall be provided Fig. 1 ). 5.4 Each extinguisher Fig. 1). 5.5 Trolley 6. PAINTING
6.1 Each extinguisher 536 of IS : 5-1978.

( see ( see

shall be provided

with a carrying

handle

The details of trolley are given in Fig. 1.

shall be painted

fire red conforming

toshade

No.

6.2 A picture showing operation of the extinguisher in the correct manner shall be provided on the body of the extinguishers. 6.3 The extinguisher shall be marked with the letters B and C indicating their suitability for respective classes of fires as laid down in IS : 2190-i979t. The letters B and C shall be of 25 cm size printed in white colour centrally contained in a square of 4 cm size and a circle of 2 cm radius respectively and shall be coloured black. For 2 kg capacity, size of square &all be 2 cm and a circle of 1 cm radius and size of letter I5 cm. 6.4 The paint shall conform to IS : 2932-1974$.

*Colours for ready mixed paints and enamels ( rhird revision ). tCode of practice for selection, installation and maintenance of portable first-aid fire extinguisher ( second revision ). $.Specification for enamel, synthetic, exterior (a) undercoating (b) finishing (first
revision).

IS :

2878- 1986
HANDLE DISCHARGE

HOSE

RESTING

CYLINDER

WHEEL 25 HOSE RESTING \ mm

BRACKET

BOTTOM
CLAMP---,

TROLLEY 1-W.

GENERAL FEATURESOF CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE FIRE EXTINGUISHER, TROLLEY MOUNTED 6

IS : 2878 - 1986 7. PERFORMAKCE 7.1 Discharge REQUIREMENTS

Duration - The design and construction of the extinguisher shall be such that when operated at an angle of not more than 45C from the vertical at a temperature of 27 +Z 2C, it shall expel not less than 95 percent of the contents in the form of a continuous discharge within the following period from the time of operating the valve. The body shall be weighed 30 minutes after the discharge period acd shall be wiped and dried before checking the contents. Nominal Size of Extinguisher, kg 2 : 7 2z.5 7.2

r-_--~_____
Min 8 ::

Discharge

Time, set Max :: 24

10 3360
:o 60

Intermittent Operatian - An extinguisher shall be capable of being operated intermittently withcut freeze up of the \alve seat ard causing any leak when conditioned at 27 IL- 2C. The valve shall be opened for 3 set and closed for 10 set and the cycle shall be lepeatcd and shall discharge at least 95 percent of the contents.

7.3 Leakage Test - The extinguisher without its attachment shall be shelved for 7 days after filling and shall be check weighed at the end of the period. There shall be no loss of mass. 8. MARKING
8.1 Every accordance

extinguisher shall be clearly ardpperrranently marked with the requirements laid down in 8.1.1 and 8.1.3. information shall be marked on the extinguisher:

in

8.1.1 The following a) Manufacturers

name or trade-mark; b) Method of operation in prominent letters; c) The words CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE in prcminent
d) Capacity; e) Year of manufactu-e;

letters;

and f > Source, year of mar,ufacture 7

of the cylinder and its test pressure.

IS : 2878 - 1986 8.1.2 The fol!owing information to facilitate shall also be marked on the head of extinguisher cylinder:

filling or recharging or on the neck of the

a) Empty weight of extinguisher ( to include operating head, internal discharge tube and carrying handle but not any hose or discharge horn assembly ), shown as EW; and b) Filled weight of extinguisher ( to include operating head, internal discharge tube, carrying hand and gas-filled contents but not any hose or discharge horn assembly ), shown as FW. 8.1.3 The extinguisher may also be marked with the Standard Mark.
NOTE - The use of the Standard Mark is governed by the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 1986 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. The Standard Mark on products covered by an Indian Standard conveys the assurance that they have been produced to comply with the requirements of that standard under a well defined system of inspection, testing and quality control which is devised and supervised by BlS and operated by the producer. Standard marked products are also continuously checked by BIS for conformity Details of conditions under which a to that standard as a further safeguard. licence for the use of the Standard Mark may be granted to manufacturers or producers may be obtained from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

9. SAMPLING

AND CRITERIA

FOR CONFORMITY

9.1 The details of sampling Appendix A.

and

criteria

for conformity

is given in

APPENDIX ( Clause 9.1 )


SAMPLING A-O. GENERAL AND CRITERIA FOR

A,
CONFORMITY

A-0.1 The risk involved in failure of a fire extinguisher to work, when needed, is extremely large. Fire extinguisher, therefore, ought to have a high degree of reliability for performance during the entire specified period of its service. It can be achieved only ,through adequate design and control of quality of all raw materials, component parts and fittings followed by process con:rol in all stages of manufacture and assembly. A-l. SAMPLlNG

A-l.1 All fire extinguishers of the same type,, shape, design and capacity produced by the same manufacturer from similar materials

I!S : 2871- 1986 under almost identical conditions of manufacture shall be grouped together to constitute a lot. A-l.2 Each lot shall be considered individually for the purpose of evaluation of quality in accordance with this specification. A-1.2.1 The number of samples for testing to be taken at random from a lot_ and the criteria for conformity shall be as given in A-1.2.2. A-1.2.2 From each lot, a number of samples as indicated below be selected at random. Number of Items in the Lot up to 25 26 to 50 51 to 100 101 and up to 200 Sample Size 3 5 8 8 percent shall

A-1.2.3 They shall be examined visually, as far as possible, in respect of requirement specified in 2 to 6 and 8 and in respect of leakage test _ ( see 7.3 ). A-1.2.4 All the samples tested shall pass all these tests for the lot to be declared to conform to these requirements. A-1.2.5 One sample shall then be examined for discharge duration and one for intermittent operation and one of these for leakage. A-1.2.6 In the absence of a test certificate from a manufacturer about conformity of various components ( see 3 ) and the quality of charge ( see 4 ) to the requirements of this specification, from a sample fire extinguisher one item each of all the component parts and fittings shall be taken separately and examined individually in respect of the relevant requirements laid down in this specification. The sample shall also meet the requirements regarding the quality of charge ( see 4 ).

IS : 2878- 1986
( Continued from page 2 )

Fire Fighting Equipment


Convener SHRI G. B. MENON Members

Subcommittee,

BDC 22 : 2
Board, Vadodara

Representing Gujarat Electricity

INSPECTOR GENERAL Central Industrial Security Force, Ministry of DEPUTY Home Affairs ( FIRE ) ASSISTANT INSPECTORGENERAL ( FIRE_) ( Alternate ) State Bank of India, Bombay SHRI S. M. DESAI Ministry of Defence ( DGI ) SHRI V. P. DEWAN LT.COL V. R. BANAHATI ( Alternate > Ministry of Home Affairs FIRE ADVISER The Institution of Fire Engineers ( India ), SHRI P. N. MEHROTRA New Delhi SHRI B. R. MEHTA ( Aiternate ) Ministry of Defence ( R & D ) BRIG S. A. MOHILE SHRI A. K. SURI ( Alternate ) Vijay Fire Protection Systems Pvt Ltd, Bombay SHRI HARISH SALON Kooverjii Devshi and Co Pvt Ltd, Bombay SHRI P. H. SETHNA SBRI N. T. PANIWANI ( Alternate ) Safex Fire Services, Bombay SHRI JITENDRA SHAH Synthetics and Chemicals Ltd, Bareilly SHRI D. K. SIRKAR Tariff Advisory Committee, Bombay SHRI J. N. VAKIL SHRI K. RAW ( Alternate >

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NO. 1 OCTOBER 1989 TO IS : 2878 -1986 SPEC1FICATION FOR FIRE ~~XTINGUISIIER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE (PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED ) ( Second Revision )
[ Page 3, clause 2.1(a),] -Substitute t [Page 3, clause 2.1(b) ] Substitute! 6.5 kg@
3 ) -

AMENDMENT

4.5 kgfor 7 kg . 7 kg. 5 and 6.5

( Page 5, clause 5.3.2, lines 2 and kr 7 at both places. ( Page 7, claux7.1, %s* for 7. SDc22)

Supstitute 4.5 kg@

injiormaltable, co1 1 ) -

Substitute 4.55for 5 and

Reprography

Unit,

MS,

New Delhi,

India

AMENDMENT

NO. 2

JANUARY

2001

IS 2878:1986 SPE%ICATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE (PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED)
(Second Revision) ( Page 6, Fig. 1 ) Add 132 x 28 x 20 mm for sirs upto 6.S kg, under 300 x SO x 25 mm under TROLLEY WHEEL.

(CED22)
Rcprogmphy Unig BIS, New Delhi, India

AMENDMENT NO. 3 MARCH 2002 TO IS 2878:1986 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE (PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED)
(Second Reviswn )
( Foreword) Insert the following new clause after 0.2 and renumber the

subsequent clause 0.3 A scheme for labelling environment friendly products known as ECO Mark has been introduced at the instance of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF), Government of India. The ECO Mark would be administered by-the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the EN Act, 1986 as per the Resolution No. 71 dated 21 February 1991 and No. 425 dated 28 October 1992 published in the Gazette of the Government of India. For a product to be eligible for marking with ECO logo, it shall also carry the 1S1Mark of BIS besides meeting additional optional environment friendly requirements. For this purpose, the Standard Mark of BIS would be a single mark being a combination of the 1S1Mark and the ECO logo. Requirements to be satisfied for a product to qualify for the BIS Standard Mark for ECO friendliness being included in the relevant published These requirements are optional; standards through an amendment. manufacturing units are free to opt for the 1S1Mark alone also. The amendment is based on the Gazette Notification No. 160 dated 1 April 1999 for Fire Extinguishers as environment friendly products published in the Gazette of Government of India. ( Page 7, clause 7.3 ) Insert the following new clauses after 7.3 and renumber the subsequent clauses: 8 OPTIONAL REQUIREMENTS 8.1 General Requirements
8.1.1 Any tire extinguisher having BIS Standard Mark qualifies for consideration of ECO Mark. 8.1.2 The products manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per provision of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollutwn) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (Prevention &

FOR ECO MARK

Amend No. 3 to IS 2$78:1986 Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 respectively, along with authorization if required under .Etwirontnent (Protection) Act, 1986, and the Rules made thereunder to the

Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for ECO Mark.


8.1.3 The products may display in brief the criteria based on which the product

has been awarded ECO Mark.


8.1.4 The product may carry along with instructions for proper use so as to

maximize product performance with statutory warning, if any, minimize waste and method of safe disposal.
8.1.5 The material used for product packaging (excluding recyclable, reusable or biodegradable.

refills) shall be

8.1.6 The product must display a list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present in percent by weight. The list of such critical ingredients shall be identified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

8.2 SpecWIc Requirements


8.2.1 The fire extinguisher shall not contain any Ozone Depleting Substance

(ODS) relevant to fire extinguishers industry as identified under the Montreal Protocol ( see Annex A ). 8.2.2 Gas based extinguishing me&a once discharged in the atmosphere should not have atmospheric life time of more than a year ( see Annex B ). 8.2.3 Chemical used should not have global warruing potential ( see Amex C ). 8.2.4 The metallic body and other metal parta of the fire extinguishers shall be free of lead or lead alloys. 8.2.5 The coating used for the metallic part shall not be formulated with mercury and mercury compounds or be tinted with pigments of lead, cadmium, chromium VI and their oxides. Excluded are natural impurities &nailed by the production process up to the amount 0.1 percent by weight which are contained in the raw material.
NOTE COZextinguishers maybe permitted till suitable substitutes are wdable.

Amend No. 3 to IS 2878:1986

ANNEX A ( Clause 8.2.1)


LIST OF OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) CONTROLLED BY MONTREAL PROTOCOL
Trade Name ODP 3.0 10.0

Halon 1211 Halon 1301 Halon 2402 CFC-11 CFC-12 CFC-113 CFC-114 CFC-115
CC14
C2H3C13

6.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 1.1


0.1

CFC-13 CFC-111 CFC-112 CFC-211 CFC-212 CFC-213 CFC-214 CFC-215 CFC-216 CFC-217 Methyl Bromide
NOTE ODP valuesare Aative to (RX

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.6
whichhas been assignedabkrary valueof 1.0.

Amend No. 3 to IS 2878:1986

ANNEX B ( Clause 8.2.2)


LIST OF ATMOSPHERIC LIFE TIME OF GAS.BASED AGENTS Atmospheric Trade Name Designatwn Lzfe Time (Year)

Halon-13001 NAFS III FE25 FE241 FE 36 FE 13 FM 200 CEA 410 Halon 1301 Inergen Argonite Argon

(CF 31) HCFC (Blend A) HCFC- 125 FCFC-124 HFC-227 fa HFC-23 HFC-227 EA FC-3-1-1O HaIon 1301 IG 541 IG 55 IG 01

<1 day 12 36 6 250 250 41 2600 65

ANNEX C ( Cluuse 8.2.3 )


LIST OF SUBSTANCES HAVING GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP) G WV;(101 year) Trade Name

Halon 1301 Inergen Argonite Argon CEA 410 FM 200 FE 13 FE 36 FE241 FE 25 NAFS III CF31 ( CED 22 )

5600 . 5500 3300 12100 8000 480 3200 1450 <5


Reprography UniL BIS, New Delhi, India
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4 DECEMB121{ 2002 TO IS 2878:1986 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE ( PORTAB1.E AND TROLLEY MOUNTED)
( Second Revision) [ Poge 4, Tabl(J 1, S/ No. (ii), co/ 4 ] Insert Squeeze shown in Fig. 2 & 3. ( Page 5, clause 5.1, last setuence ) Substitute existing: The extinguishers shall have concave base. grip vulve as for the

AMIZNJ)MENT

NO.

the following

( Page 6, Fig. 1) Insert 132 x 28 x 20 mm for size up to 9 kg under TROLLEY WHEEL 300 x50x 25 mm. ( Page 6, Fig. 1 ) Insert the following new figures after Fig. 1:

\lll(,ll(: N(). 410 Is 2878: 19X6

l 2 3 4 5 6 7

Head Burst disc Safety plug Sealing washer Spring pin <i 4x30 Trigger Pull pm 11(;. 2

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

O-ring stem Handle Valve stem Valve stem seal Seat-valve stem Spring Adopter Syphon tube

SQI f: f;zf: (;I<IP V.ALVE GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

I@

I , ,t
I :

I , , , ,/
1 ; ,1 , , # + 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Head Trigger Handle Pull pin Spring pin q$ 4x30 Seal O-ring Syphon tube adopter FI(i. 3

8 9 10 11 12 13

Syphon tube Safety plug Burst disc Sealing washer Spring compression Valve stem assembly

SQUEEZE GRIIVAI.VE

ASSEMIH.}

( CED 22 )
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AMENDMENT NO. 5

SEPTEMBER 2003

IS 2878:1986 SPE;I%CATION FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE ( PORTABLE AND TROLLEY MOUNTED )
( Second Rev&wn ) ( Page 4, Table 1 )

Insert the following note at the end of Table:


to IS 5903 shall be inbuik in dkcharge valve

NOTE Safety device conforming conforming to IS 3224.

( Page 4, clause 4.1, line 3 ) Substitute 0.667 & 5% for 0.667.


( Page 4, clause 4.1) Insert new clause after 4.1: 4.2 Weigh the extinguisher and compare mass marked on it for fully charged extinguisher as per C-7(b) of IS 2190. It should not be less than 10 percent of mass.

( CED 22 )

Reprography Unit, BIS, New Delhi, India