UL 1803
Standard for Factory Follow-Up on Third Party Certified Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2012-02-15DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: 2017-10-24
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This standard covers the basic elements of a Third Party Certification and Inspection Program for various types of portable fire extinguishers, hand and wheeled, including the following: carbon dioxide, dry chemical, water based, clean agent, and stored pressure water.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Reference Standards
          • 3 Glossary
          • 4 Agreements
          • 5 Certification Mark
          • 6 Requirements for Third Party Certification and Inspection Body
        • THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION BODY INSPECTION PROGRAM
          • 7 General
        • MINIMUM MANUFACTURER'S CONTROL PROGRAM
          • 8 General
          • 9 Non-DOT/TDGR Cartridge Proof-Pressure Test (+, ++, +++++)
          • 10 Non-DOT/TDGR Cartridge Burst Test (+, ++, +++++)
          • 11 Rupture Disc Assembly Test
          • 12 Nitrogen Cylinder Leakage Test (+, ++, +++++)
          • 13 Cylinder Proof-Pressure Test (+, ++, ++++, +++++)
          • 14 Hydrostatic Burst Pressure Test (+, ++, ++++, +++++)
          • 15 Thread Test
          • 16 Pressure Regulator Test (+, ++, +++++)
          • 17 Discharge Hose and Nitrogen Hose Assembly Test
          • 18 Locking Devices and Seals
          • 19 Discharge Duration, Minimum Dry Chemical Discharged, and Weight of Charge Determinations (Hand Extinguishers) (+)
          • 20 Discharge Duration and Weight of Carbon Dioxide Determinations (Hand Extinguishers) (+++)
          • 21 Discharge Duration, Minimum Extinguishing Agent Discharged, and Range of Discharge (++++, +++++)
          • 22 Rate-of-Flow Test (+)
          • 23 Discharge Tests (Wheeled Extinguishers) (+, +++, ++++, +++++ )
          • 24 Cartridge Assembly Leakage Test (+, ++, +++++)
          • 25 Extinguisher Leakage Test
          • 26 Pressure Gauge/Indicator Test (+, ++, ++++, +++++)
          • 27 Dry Chemical Extinguishing Agent Tests (+)
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Sieve test
            • 27.3 Hygroscopicity Test
            • 27.4 Water repellency test
            • 27.5 Packed chamber test
          • 28 Horn Impact Test (+++)
          • 29 Test Records
          • 30 Calibration of Testing and Measuring Equipment
        • INSPECTOR'S COUNTERCHECK PROGRAM AT FACTORY
          • 31 Verification of Material
          • 32 Examination of Parts and Subassemblies
          • 33 Critical Dimensions and Parts Verification
          • 34 Visual Inspection of Completed Extinguishers
          • 35 Countercheck Tests Each Inspection
          • 36 Periodic Countercheck Tests
          • 37 Review of Records
        • TESTS TO BE CONDUCTED AT TEST LABORATORY
          • 38 Frequency of Test
          • 39 Salt Spray Test
          • 40 Qualitative Infrared Analysis
          • 41 Extinguishing Agent Tests (+)
          • 42 Extinguisher Tests (Hand Extinguishers) (+++)
          • 43 Freezing Point Determination of Antifreeze Charge (++++)
            • 43.1 Apparatus
            • 43.2 Method
            • 43.3 Results
          • 44 Foam Quality (+++++)
            • 44.1 Apparatus
            • 44.2 Method
            • 44.3 Results
          • 45 Foam Identification Tests - Specific Gravity (+++++)
            • 45.1 General
            • 45.2 Qualitative infrared analysis
          • 46 Carbon Analysis of Stainless Steel Cylinders (++++, +++++)
            • 46.1 Apparatus
            • 46.2 Method
            • 46.3 Results
        • CONTROL OF CERTIFICATION MARK
          • 47 Inspection Program
          • 48 Frequency of Inspections