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RAKSHA MANTRALAYA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
JOINT SERVICES SPECIFICATION
ON
EXTINGUISHER FIRE, VAPORISING LIQUID,
HALON 1211 (BCF), 1.25 kg
JSS 4210-07:1994
Revision No. 1
(Amendment No. 2)
Reaffirmed 2001

MANAKIKARAN NIDESHALAYA
RAKSHA UTPADAN TATHA POORTI VIBHAG
RAKSHA MANTRALAYA, 'H' BLOCK, DHQ PO
NEW DELHI - 110 011
DIRECTORATE OF STANDARDISATION
DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION & SUPPLIES
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, 'H'- BLOCK, DHQ PO
NEW DELHI - 110 011

JSS 4210-07:1994
Revision No. 1
(Amendment No. 2)
Reaffirmed 2001)
RAKSHA MANTRALAYA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

JOINT SERVICES SPECIFICATION

ON

EXTINGUISHER FIRE, VAPORISING LIQUID,


HALON 1211 (BCF), 1.25 kg

MANAKIKARAN NIDESHALAYA
RAKSHA UTPADAN TATHA POORTI VIBHAG
RAKSHA MANTRALAYA, 'H' BLOCK, DHQ PO
NEW DELHI - 110 011

DIRECTORATE OF STANDARDISATION
DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION & SUPPLIES
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, 'H'- BLOCK, DHQ PO
NEW DELHI - 110 011

JSS 4210-07:1994
Revision No. 1
(Amendment No. 2)
Reaffirmed 2001)
RECORD OF AMENDMENTS
Amendment
No.

Date

Amendment
pertains to :
Sl. No./Para No./
Column No.

Authority

Amended by
Name & Appointment
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)

ii

Signature
&
Date

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Reaffirmed 2001)
CONTENTS
Page No.
0. FOREWORD

1. SCOPE

2. RELATED SPECIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

3. STANDARD PATTERN

4. DESCRIPTION

5. MATERIAL

6. MANUFACTURE/CONSTRUCTION

7. WORKMANSHIP AND FINISH

8. MARKING

9. PRE-INSPECTION OF STORES/CONSIGNMENT

10. QUALITY ASSURANCE

11. LITERATURE

10

12. WARRANTY

11

13. PACKAGING

11

14. DEFENCE STORES CATALOGUE NUMBER

13

15. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

13

APPENDIX A

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APPENDIX B

16-19

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0.

FOREWORD

0.1
This Joint Services Specification has been prepared by Engineering
Equipment Standardisation Sub Committee on the authority of Standardisation
Committee, Ministry of Defence.
0.2
This specification has been approved by the Ministry of Defence and is
mandatory for use by the Defence Services.
0.3
This specification has been prepared as revision of JSS 4210-07:1986 and
supersedes the same.
0.4
This specification shall be used to guide design, manufacture, quality
assurance and procurement of the Extinguisher Fire, Vaporizing Liquid, Halon, 1211
(BCF), 1.25 kg.
0.5
Quality Assurance Authority for the item covered in this specification are
CQA (FE) Pune for Army, Navy and Air Force. Enquiries regarding this specification
relating to any contractual conditions should be addressed to the Quality Assurance
Authority named in the tender or contract. Other enquiries should be referred to: The Director,
Directorate of Standardisation
Ministry of Defence
H Block, DHQ PO
New Delhi 110 011
0.6

Copies of this specification can be obtained on payment from: The Controller


Controllerate of Quality Assurance
(Fire Fighting Equipment)
Aundh Camp,
Pune 411 027

0.7

This specification holds good only for the supply order for which it is issued.

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1.

SCOPE

1.1
This specification lays down the general requirements of Extinguisher Fire,
Vaporizing Liquid, Halon 1211 (BCF) 1.25 kg complete with mounting bracket.
1.1.1
The Manufacturers of empty cylinders for Extinguisher, Fire, Vaporising
Liquid, Halon 1211 (BCF), 1.25 kg shall obtain approval for manufacture of the empty
cylinder from the Chief Controller of Explosive, Nagpur. The cylinders shall be
manufactured as per provisions of GAS CYLINDERS RULES 1981. No civil
organisation shall be permitted to manufacture cylinder of Extinguisher Fire, BCF 1.25
kg capacity without approval of the chief controller of Explosive, Nagpur.
1.2

End use

1.2.1
Extinguisher Fire, Halon 1211 (BCF), 1.25 kg is intended to be used in all
cases of replacement for existing CTC and high toxicity type of hand held extinguisher
up to 5 kg capacity. It is also suitable and intended for fighting fire in confined space for
all types of class A, B and C fires. BCF being non-conductive can also be used
safely in electrical fires and is a suitable alternative to carbon dioxide or dry powder
extinguisher.
1.3

Nominal size and halon 1211 (BCF) contents

1.3.1
The nominal size of the extinguisher and charging of halon 1211 (BCF) shall
be as follows: (a) Nominal water capacity of
extinguisher

- 1 litre + 50 ml

(b) Halon 1211 contents when fully


charged

- 1.25 kg + 50g
- 00
- 93050 kPa

(c) Charging pressure


1.4

Method of operation

1.4.1
The method of expulsion of BCF liquid from the extinguisher shall be by
piercing the liquid container. The valve shall be of one shot type i.e. once operated, the
extinguisher shall discharge its minimum 95% contents. The sealing disc shall be
replaced for re-charging the extinguisher.

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1.4.2

The extinguisher shall be designed to operated in the following manner: By inverting the extinguisher and striking the knob of piercing mechanism
against a hard surface, the liquid will be expelled out. The extinguisher shall
be held in inverted position during operation and jet shall be directed to the
seat of fire through cross sweeping action.

1.5

Halon (BCF) charge

1.5.1
Apart from the requirements given in IS 11070, halon 1211 charge shall have
the following properties: (a) Boiling point at 760 mm of Hg

269 K (-41C)

(b) Freezing point at 760 mm of Hg

113 K

(c) Liquid density at 293 K

1.83 g/cm

(d) Vapour pressure at 293 K

1.6 atmosphere gauge

(e) Critical temperature

427 K (154 C)

(f)

4.1 Mpa

Critical pressure

(g) Critical density

0.714 g/cm

1.5.2
As the vapour pressure of BCF gas is low, the sam is superpressurised with
dry nitrogen to obtain the performance requirements.
1.5.3
Nagpur.

The filling of BCF gas shall be done at a source which is approved by CCE

2.

RELATED SPECIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS


Reference is made in this specification to : (a)

IS 401: 1982

Code of practice for preservation of timber


(third revision) (Amendment 2)
Reaffirmed 1990

(b)

IS 513: 1986

Cold rolled low carbon steel sheets and strips


(third revision) (Amendments 2)
Reaffirmed 1992
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(c)

IS 817: 1966

Code of practice for training and testing of metal


arc welders (revised)
Reaffirmed 1991

(d)

IS 1503: 1988

Wooden packing cases


(third revision)
Reaffirmed 1993

(e)

IS 1663: 1972

Method for tensile testing of steel sheet and strip


of thickness 0.5 mm to 3 mm
(first revision)
Reaffirmed 1991

(f)

IS 1875: 1992

Carbon steel billets, blooms, slabs and bars for


forgings
(fifth revision)
(Amendment 2)

(g)

IS 1894: 1972

Method for tensile testing of steel tubes


(first revision)
Reaffirmed 1991

(h)

IS 2062: 1992

Steel for general structural purposes


(fourth revision)

(j)

IS 2074: 1992

Ready mixed paint, air drying, red oxide-zinc


chrome, priming
(second revision)

(k)

IS 2771: 1990
(Part 1)

Fibreboard boxes: Part 1 Corrugated fibreboard


boxes
(second revision)
(Amendment 1)

(l)

IS 2825: 1969

Code for unfired pressure vessels


(Amendment 5)
Reaffirmed 1984

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(m) IS 3600: 1984
(Part 4)

Methods of testing fusion welded joints and


weld metal in steel: Part 4 Longitudinal tensile
test on cylindrical weld metal test pieces on butt
welds
Reaffirmed 1990

(n)

IS 5610: 1983

Chlorofluoro hydrocarbons of the methane and


ethane series
(first revision)
Reaffirmed 1991

(o)

IS 6240: 1989

Hot rolled steel plated (up to 6 mm) sheet and


strip for the manufacture of low pressure
liquefiable gas cylinder
(second revision)

(p)

IS 7283: 1992

Hot rolled bars for production of bright bars and


machined parts for engineering applications
(first revision)

(q)

IS 8982: 1991

Ready mixed paint, finishing, air-drying for war


equipment
(first revision)

(r)

IS 9550: 1980

Brights bars
(Amendments 3)
Reaffirmed 1992

(s)

IS 11070: 1984

Specification bromochlorodifluoromethane
(halon 1211) for fire fighting
Reaffirmed 1990

(t)

IS 11108: 1984

Specification for portable fire extinguisher


halons1211 type
(Amendment 2)
Reaffirmed 1990

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2.1

Main drawings
(a)

FEGA 0002/B

Extinguisher fire halon 1211 (BCF) 1.25 kg


assembly and details

(b)

FEGA 0004/A

Standard bracket assembly & details for


extinguisher fire halon 1211 (BCF) 1.25 kg
for wall/vehicle mounting

(i)

FEPD0001/A
(ii)
FEPD0002/A
(iii) FEPD0003/A
(iv)
FEPD0004/A
(v)
FEPD0005/A
(vi)
FEPD0006/A
(vii) FEPD0007/A
FESA 0011

- Body

(i)

- Bracket

(c)

(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)

FEPD0011
FEPD0011
FEPD0012
FEPD0013
FEPD0014
FEPD0015
FEPD0016

- Cup bracket
- Packing bracket
- Support bracket
- Gripping clamp
- Holding clamp (Left)
- Holding clamp (Right)
BMP II bracket assembly and details for
extinguisher fire halon 1211 (BCF) 1.25 kg

- Bottom support
- Holding clamp
- Gripping clamp
- Ring
- Tighting clip
- Support

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Note: -

2.2

Drawing FESA-0011 and connected drawings as mentioned at (c)


above are exclusively used on BMP-II. If the requirement is not for
BMP II, the standard bracket to drawing No.

Copies of drawings mentioned in clause 2.2 are obtainable on payment from: The Controller
Controllerate of Quality Assurance
(Fire Fighting Equipment)
Aundh Camp,
Pune 411 027

2.3

Copies of Indian Standards are obtainable on payments from: Bureau of Indian Standards
Manak Bhavan,
9, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110 002

3.

STANDARD PATTERN

3.1
The standard pattern if held with the purchasing or the Quality Assurance
Authority, may be obtained and shall constitute a general guide only. The stores shall
conform to this specification otherwise.
4.

DESCRIPTION

4.1
Fire extinguisher A hand operated device designed to discharge vaporizing
liquid upon a fire.
4.2
AHSP For the purpose of this specification, the term AHSP shall mean
Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Fire Fighting Equipment), Aundh Comp, Pune 411
027.
5.

MATERIAL

5.1
The material of various components shall conform to the drawing mentioned
in clause 2.2 of this specification.
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6.

MANUFACTURE / CONSTRUCTION

6.1
The various components shall be manufactured as per the drawings mentioned
in clause 2.2 of this specification.
6.2
The cylinder shall be efficiently normalized and stress relieved in accordance
with the steel makers recommendation after manufacture and completion of all welding.
A record of heat treatment cycle shall be maintained.
6.3
The gas cylinders shall be manufactured as per GAS CYLINDERS RULES
1981. The manufacturers shall obtain a certificate from the Chief Controller of
Explosives, Nagpur for all cylinders before filling of the gas.
7.

WORKMANSHIP AND FINISH

7.1
The workmanship of the equipment shall conform to the best production
standard of the industry in this country. External and other surfaces exposed to the
operating personnel shall be smooth and edges shall be rounded off.
7.2

Anti-corrosion treatment and painting on cylinder

7.2.1
Anti-corrosive treatment requirements shall conform to clause 8.1 of IS
11108. Alternatively internal surface can be coated with Bakelite varnish, grade MP0008 of Bakelite hylam or equivalent from Dr Beck & Co. or any other sources to a
thickness of 15 minimum. The external surface of the cylinder shall be painted with one
coat of red oxide primer to IS 2074 followed by two coats of olive green paint to IS 8982.
In lieu of painting, external surface can be treated with powder coating after phosphating.
All steel components of the bracket shall also be painted with two coats of primer and
two coats of olive green paints conforming to IS 2074 and 8982 respectively.
8.

MARKING

8.1
Each extinguisher shall be permanently marked with the following (varnish
transfer label may be affixed): (a)

Nomenclature

(b)

DS Cat No.

(c)

Model No.
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(d)

Year of manufacture

(e)

Contract No. and date

(f)

Manufacturers name

(g)

Working pressure (maximum)

(h)
(j)

Test pressure in Mpa or Kpa and date of the hydrostatic test e.g.
7/74 for July 1974
Mass in kg

(k)

Quality Assurance Officers acceptance mark

(l)
(m)

Method of operation in prominent letters preferably with figures


or pictures.
Class of fire for which the extinguisher is to be used

(n)

Instructions for storage

(p)

Serial and Batch No.

8.2
The cylinder manufacturer shall punch permanently the following marking on
the bung of the cylinders: (a) Manufacturers name
(b) Years of manufacture
(c) Sl. No. of the cylinder
9.

PRE-INSPECTION OF STORES / CONSIGNMENT

9.1
Manufacturers/Contractors must satisfy themselves that the stores are in
accordance with the terms of the contract and fully conform to the required specification,
by carrying out a thorough pre-inspection of each lot before actually tendering the same
for inspection to the Quality Assurance Officer nominated under the terms of the
contract. A declaration by the contractor that a necessary pre-inspection has been carried
out on the store tendered will be submitted alongwith the challan. The declaration will
also indicate the method followed in carrying out pre-inspection showing the features
checked/tested and will have the test certificate attached to the challan/declaration.
9.2
If the Quality Assurance Officer finds that the pre-inspection of the
consignment as required above has not been carried out, the consignment is liable for
rejection.
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10.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

10.1
The contractor shall extend to the AHSP or his authorized representative, free
of cost, all reasonable facilities for inspection and testing of equipment including
inspection gauges for satisfying himself that the stores are manufactured in accordance
with this specification and for this purpose, the AHSP or his authorized representative,
shall have free access to the contractors of sub-contractors works at all times during the
run of the contract. The contractor shall notify to the AHSP of all sub-contracts placed by
him and provide inspection facilities for all stores so sub-contracted.
10.2
No deviation shall be accepted from the governing design/drawing and
specification without concurrence in writing from the Quality Assurance Authority. The
contractor shall remain responsible for quality/quantity in any fabrication done by the sub
contractors.
10.3

Advance sample

10.3.1
Three advance sample complete in all respect alongwith test specimen for
material testing shall be submitted to CQA (FE), Aundh Camp, Pune 411 027 for
necessary testing and approval, on door delivery basis.
10.4

Bulk inspection

10.4.1
Sampling plan given in appendix A to this specification shall be adopted for
bulk inspection and bulk inspection shall be carried out in accordance with test schedule
No. CQAFE/TS/0075 (Appendix B).
11.

LITERATURE

11.1
The contractor shall supply one set of the following literature free of cost
alongwith each 10 equipment or parts thereof: (a) User Hand-Book containing illustrations regarding inspection, normal
maintenance, Storage, preservation and transportation in Defence format.
(b) Manual for maintenance / repair
(c) Part identification list in Defence format.
(d) List of normal / special tools for maintenance.
(e) Current price list of all parts.
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Note: - Above literature shall be combined together and provided in the form
of one booklet and approved. The Defence format for these above literature
shall be issued to the contractors free of cost, on demand, by the controller,
Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Fire Fighting Equipment) Aundh Camp,
Pune 411 027
11.2
Three sets of the above literature in Defence Format are to be supplied to
AHSP for vetting purpose prior to final printing. After approval of above literature, our
sets of final printed literature shall be supplied to the AHSP before supplies of stores is
completed.
12.

WARRANTY

12.1 The stores supplied against the contract shall deemed to have been warranty
against defective material and performance by the contractor/manufacturer for a period of
12 months from the date of receipt of the stores at the consignees end and if during this
period any of the stores supplied is found defective, the same shall be replaced by the
contractor/ manufacturer free of charges at the consignees premises. Immediately and in
any case not later than 30 days from the date of receipt of complaint from the consignee.
12.2
The supplier shall give an undertaking that it shall be obligatory on his part to
supply the necessary maintenance and fast running spares for a period of 10 years from
the date of receipt of the equipment.
13.
13.1

PACKAGING
Material

Conforming to

(a) Double walled corrugated fibre board


boxes

IS 2771 (Part 1)

(b) Cushioning material Straw paddy or


any other suitable synthetic packing
material

Approved by the Quality


Assurance Officer

(c) Wooden packing cases

IS 1503

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13.2

Procedure
(a) Each extinguisher alongwith mounting bracket shall be packed in an
individual double wall corrugated fibre board box.
(b) Maximum 20 numbers of such boxes shall be packed in a suitable
wooden packing case for difficult type of load.
(c) Adequate cushioning material shall be provided to ensure that there is
no chance of any damage what so ever occurring to the extinguisher
during.
(d) Timber of non-durable species and those carrying sapwood of durable
species of the packing cases shall be given preservative treatment in
accordance with IS 401.

13.3

Marking

13.3.1
-

Before despatch packing cases shall be legibly and indelibly marked as under:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

DS Cat number and nomenclature of the store


Contract No. and date
Name & address of the manufacture
Name & address of the consignee
Mass of the package in kg
Number of individual package and total number of packages in the
consignment e.g. 1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 4, and 4 of 4 when the
consignment consists of 4 packages.
(g) Inspection note number and date
(h) Month & Year of packing
13.3.2
Each corrugated fibre board box shall also be marked with the information at
(a), (b), (c) and (g) of clause 13.3.1.
Note: - Minimum requirement for packing are stipulated above. However this
shall not absolve the contractor from his responsibility for the
packages to withstand the hazards of rail/road transit. This is a
contractual requirement for delivery of sores in good condition to the
consignee. Any additional safeguard considered necessary may e
added by the contractor.
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14.

DEFENCE STORES CATALOGUE NUMBER

14.1

The store has been allotted DS Cat No. 4210-000 229

15.

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPORVEMENT

15.1

Any suggestion for improvement in this document may be forwarded to :The Director,
Directorate of Standardisation,
Ministry of Defence,
H Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi 110 011.

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APPENDIX A
Lot size

Sample
Size
overall

Leakag
e test

Performan
ce test

Purity
of
BCF/
Boiling
Point

Nomin
al
water
capacit
y

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Hydrostastic
test

(g)

Remarks

(k)

Dimension
al check
not
involving
destruction
and other
functional
tests
(l)

Burstin
g test

Drop
test

Dimension
al/
anticorrosi
ve/
physical/
chemical/
properties

(h)

(j)

(m)

TESTWISE SAMPLE SIZE


Upto 25

26 to 50

51 to 100

100%
of lot
100%
of lot
100 %
of lot

101 to
500
13

Nil

*2

*Including
sample tested
for drop test

**2

** Unttested
samples from
the selected
size may be
used
confirmatoty
checks

100%
of lot

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501 &
above

NOTE: - Leakage test shall be conducted on all extinguishers of the lot including sample size drawn considering the
criticality.

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APPENDIX B
TEST SCHEDULE
(No. CQAFE/TS/0075)
1.

VISUAL INSPECTION
The following aspects shall be checked: -

Completeness of equipment, workmanship/ finish (i.e. profile regularity,


offset at joints, straightness), welding (uniformity, under cut), threads, use of sealent on
knob, nozzle cap fitting, painting, marking and packing, submission of certificate and
literature.
2.

LEAKAGE TEST

The extinguisher after being covered by transparent inverted glass beaker/jar


on shoulder shall be dipped in suitable water tank filled with water, the level of which is
sufficiently higher than the height of fire extinguisher 24 hours. Initial bubbles shall be
neglected. Thereafter shall not be nay collection of even a single bubble on the inside top
of inverted jar after 4 hours.
3.

BOILING POINT OF BCF

This test shall be carried out before carrying out the purity check. The same
shall conform to clause A-5 of IS 5610 with the following exceptions: -

4.

(a)

10 mg of silica gel powder shall be added to Halon 1211 flask

(b)

Trip of the boiling range flask shall be immersed in water bath of


ambient temperature

PURITY OF BCF

Purity and quality of BCF shall be checked by infra-red spectrum or by gas


chromatography. This shall only be carried out in case if the boiling point test is found
satisfactory.
5.

PERFORMANCE TEST

This test shall be carried out as per clause 10.5 of IS 11108 except that the
temperature shall be between 4 to 50 c instead 27 C 5 deg C.

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6.

WATER CAPACITY

6.1

Nominal water capacity of extinguisher shall be one litre.

7.

HYDROSTATIC TEST

7.1

This test shall be carried out as per clause 10.1 of IS 11108.

8.

BURSTING PRESSURE TEST

8.1

This test shall be carried out as per clause 10.4 of 11108.

9.

DROP TEST

9.1
This test shall be carried out as per clause 10.3 of IS 11108 except that
temperature shall be between 4 to 50 C instead 27 C 5 deg C.
10.

11.

DIMENSIONAL CHECK
(a)

This shall be carried out as per drawings mentioned in this specification.

(b)

The outer roundness of the cylinder shall be limited to such a value that
the difference between the maximum and minimum outside diameter in
the same cross section is not more than 1 per cent of the mean of these
diameters.

ANTI-CORROSIVE COATING
The requirement shall conform to clause 7.2 of this specification.

12.

MATERAIL TESTS

The material of various components shall conform to specifications mentioned


in drawings at clause 2.2 this specification.

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13.

PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL TESTS

13.1
The following tests shall be made on test pieces taken at random out of each
batch of 200 or less, heat treated cylinders. Specimen for test at (a) below shall be
prepared as per subsize specimen to ASTM A-370, Vol 2:TEST PIFCFS
(a) Tensile test

One in a longitudinal direction on plate material


Including one reduced section tensile test, one face
and one root bend test, all in a direction transverse
to the weld. The face and root of the weld in the
test specimen shall be machined flush to the plate
surface.

(b) Weld tests

NOTE :- Test specimen that are not sufficiently flat shall be stretched by
pressing.
(a) Tensile test on plate material
The tensile test shall be carried out in accordance with IS 1894 of IS 1663 on
two proportional test pieces of gauge length 5.65 so cut from the cylinder
where so is the original cross sectional area of the test specimen in 2 mm. The
tensile strength, percentage elongation and the yield strength thus determined
shall be not less than the minimum specified for the material in clause 5.1.
(b) Weld tests
(i) Tensile test of weld joint
A test specimen shall be cut from the cylinder used for the tensile test.
The specimen shall be taken across the weld and shall conform to the
provisions of IS 3600. When tested in tensions, the tensile strength
determined shall not e less than the minimum specified for the plate
material in clause 5.1.
(ii) Bend test across weld
From the cylinder used for the tensile test, two specimen of width not
less than 1.5 times the plate thickness and in no case less than 25 mm
in plate thickness and in no case less than 25 mm in width shall be
taken for bend test. The specimen shall be taken across the
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circumferential seam. The edges shall e parallel and rounded with a
file and backing strip, if used shall be removed by machining or other
means without damaging the weld. One specimen shall be bent cold
through 180 with outer surface of the weld in tension and with inner
surface intension, round a mandrel of diameter equal to twice the plate
thickness. On completion of the test, the specimen shall have no cracks
or other open defects, exceeding 3 mm measured in any direction on
the convex surface of the specimen. Premature failure at the corners
of the specimen shall not be considered as a cause for rejection unless
there is definite evidence that they result form slag inclusions for other
internal defects.
14.

WEIGHT OF BCF

This shall be checked 100%. Specified weight is 1.25 kg 50g. Tare weight
can be checked during stage inspection at the discretion of Quality Assurance Officer.
15.

OTHER FUNCTIONAL TEST


(a)

Functioning of safety clip by dropping the extinguisher in inverted


position from 60 cm height shall be checked.

(b)

Fitment of bracket with extinguisher and interchangeability shall be


checked.

(c)

Valve housing shall be checked for smooth working.

NOTE :-

The certificate for purity of BCF gas from mother cylinder shall be
obtained. Manufacturers test and inspection certificate July
endorsed by inspection many and duly approved by the Chief
Controller of Explosives, Nagpur in duplicate for each cylinder
(offered lot) shall be obtained from the firm. One copy of the same
certificate shall be forwarded to VISP for reference and records.

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