AS/NZS 1841

Australian Standard AS 1841 is a suite of individual Standards that covers the materials, methods of manufacture, performance, instructions and markings of various types of portable fire extinguishers including water, wet chemical, foam, powder and carbon monoxide portable fire extinguishers.

Specific requirements for individual types of fire extinguishers are given in the following subordinate Standards;

  1. AS/NZS 1841.1 — General Requirements
  2. AS/NZS 1841.2 — Specific requirements for water type extinguishers
  3. AS/NZS 1841.3 — Specific requirements for wet chemical type
  4. AS/NZS 1841.4 — Specific requirements for foam type extinguishers
  5. AS/NZS 1841.5 — Specific requirements for powder type extinguishers
  6. AS/NZS 1841.6 — Specific requirements for carbon dioxide type
  7. AS/NZS 1841.7 — Specific requirements for vaporizing-liquid type extinguishers (Superseded)
  8. AS/NZS 1841.8 — Specific requirements for non-rechargeable type extinguishers (Superseded)



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