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RAKSHA MANTRALAYA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
JOINT SERVICES SPECIFICATION
ON
EXTINGUISHER, FIRE, CARBON DI-OXIDE, WATER TYPE,
9 LITRES CAPACITY, HIGH PRESSURE (WITHOUT CHARGE)
(DS Cat No. 4210 000 041)

JSS 4210-18:2005
(Revision No. 1)

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

JSS 4210-18:2005
(Revision No. 1)
RAKSHA MANTRALAYA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

JOINT SERVICES SPECIFICATION

ON

EXTINGUISHER, FIRE, CARBON DI-OXIDE, WATER TYPE,


9 LITRES CAPACITY, HIGH PRESSURE (WITHOUT CHARGE)
(DS Cat No. 4210 000 041)

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

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

JSS 4210-18:2005
(Revision No. 1)
LIST OF MEMBERS ASSOCIATED WITH FORMULATION OF THIS
STANDARD
The revision of this Joint Services Specification has been approved by Rear
Admiral KC Sekhar, VSM, Chairman, Engineering Equipment Standardisation Sub
Committee by circulation.
2.

The following members were consulted in approving the document: -

Sl.
No.

Name & Designation

Organisation

1.

Sh. Inder Pal, Dir (GE)

- DGAQA, `H Block, Room 104, New Delhi 110011

2.

Col MS Katti, SQA(E)

- CQA(E), Aundh Camp, Pune-411 027

3.

Col GP Krishnamurthy

- CQA(FE), Aundh Camp, Pune-411 027

4.

Lt Col PK Narang

- DQAE(E), Kashmir House, New Delhi-110 011

5.

Cdr IC Sharma, IN

- DQA(N), RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066

6.

Wg Cdr SV Patankar,
JDMT(Lgs)

- DMT, Air HQ, RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066

7.

Lt Cdr S Adhana, DDME

- Dte of Marine Engineering, New Delhi -110011

8.

Sh. JP Singh, Dy. Dir.

- DQA(WP), H-Block, New Delhi-110 011

9.

Cdr Suresh Malhotra

- DFM, NHQ, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110 011

10.

Gp Capt NK Labroo

- DES, Air HQ, RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066

11.

Col Rajeev Ghai

- HQ TGEME, Delhi Cantt

12.

Sh. AR Kulkarni, Jt
Controller

- CQA(V), Ahmednagar-414 001

13.

Cdr Brahm Swaroop

- DLS (Std Cell Navy), New Delhi-110 011

14.

Sh. JR Goyal, CSO

- EM(Std), MGO Br., AHQ, New Delhi-110 011

15.

Wg Cdr NB Singh

- JDQAS (Air), RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066

16.

Col SK Sharma, Jt Dir

- Dte of Combat Vehs & Engg, R&D HQ, N


Delhi

17.

Sh. UK Aggarwal,
DDOS(Eng)

- DGOS(OS-14), MGO Branch, New Delhi -11

18.

Sh P Chatterjee, Jt Dir (Trg)

- DIFR, Def R&D Organisation, Delhi-110 054

19.

Director, (ES-4)

- E-in-C`s Br. (ES-4), Kashmir House, N Delhi

20.

Director, EME (Eqpt)

- DG EME(EME EQPT), B Block, New Delhi


11

21.

Cdr BD Yadav

- Dte of Dockyard, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 11

22.

Lt Col Atul Kasal, Secretary

- Dte of Standardisation, New Delhi-110 011


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RECORD OF AMENDMENTS
Amendment Amendment pertains Authority
No. Date to: Sl. No./ Para No./
Column No.

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Signature
Amended by
&
Name & Appointment
Date
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)

JSS 4210-18:2005
(Revision No. 1)
CONTENTS
S. No.

Page No.

0. FOREWORD

1. SCOPE

2. RELATED SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS

3. STANDARD PATTERN

4. TERMINOLOGY/ DESCRIPTION

5. MATERIAL

6. MANUFACTURE / CONSTRUCTION

7. WORKMANSHIP AND FINISH

8. ANTI-CORROSIVE TREATMENT

10

9. POWDER COATING/ PAINTING

10

10. MARKING

10

11. LITERATURE

12

12. PRE-INSPECTION OF STORES / CONSIGNMENT

12

13. QUALITY ASSURANCE

12

14. WARRANTY

16

15. PACKAGING

17

16. DEFENCE STORES CATALOGUE NUMBER

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17. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

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APPENDIX A - TEST SCHEDULE

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0.

FOREWORD

0.1
This Joint Services Specification has been prepared by Engineering
Equipment Standardisation Sub 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 a revision of JSS 4210-18:1999
(Amendment No. 1) and supersedes the same.
0.4
This specification shall be used to manufacture, quality assurance and
procurement of Extinguisher, Fire, Carbon Di-oxide, Water Type, 9 litres Capacity,
High Pressure (without charge).
0.5
Quality Assurance Authority for the item covered by this specification is
the Controller, Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Fire Fighting Equipment), Aundh
Camp, Pune - 411 027 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: Directorate of Standardisation,


Standardisation Documents Centre,
Room No. 13,
J Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi - 110 011.

0.7
issued.

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

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1.

SCOPE

1.1
This specification lays down the requirements of material, construction,
workmanship, finish, performance, marking, packing and quality assurance and is
intended to guide inspection and procurement of Extinguisher Fire, Carbon dioxide,
Water Type, 9 Litres Capacity, High Pressure (without charge) against the Defence
requirements only. This specification may be used for a specific order against the
requirements of Defence Stores catalogue number 4210000 041 placed by the
competent authority and this is not to be used for any other purposes, whatsoever,
without the express written permission of the Quality Assurance Authority.
1.2
End Use: Extinguisher Fire, Carbon Di-oxide, Water Type, 9 litres is used
to extinguish class A fire involving organic materials like wood, cloth, paper etc.
2.

RELATED SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS

2.1

The reference is made in this specification are: (a)

IS 5:1994
(fourth revision)
(Amendment 1)
Reaffirmed 2000

: Colours for Ready Mixed Paints and


Enamels

(b)

IS 291:1989
(third revision)
Reaffirmed 2001

: Machining Purposes Specification

(c)

IS 318:1981
(second revision)
(Amendment 1)
Reaffirmed 2001

: Specification for Leaded Tin Bronze


Ingots and Castings

(d)

IS 319:1989
(fourth revision)
Reaffirmed 2001

: Free Cutting Leaded Brass Bars, Rods


and Sections Specification
(Amendment 1)

(e)

IS 407:1981
(third revision)
(Amendment 1)
Reaffirmed 2001

: Specification for Brass Tubes for


General Purposes

(f)

IS 410:1977
(third revision)
(Amendment 1)
Reaffirmed 2001

Cold rolled brass sheet, strip and foil

JSS 4210-18:2005
(Revision No. 1)
(g)

IS 513:1994
(fourth revision)
(Amendments 2)
Reaffirmed 1998

Cold-rolled low carbon steel sheets and


strips

(h)

IS 940:2003
(fourth revision)

Portable Fire Extinguisher, Water Type


(Gas Cartridge) Specification

(j)

IS 1398:1982
(second revision)
Reaffirmed 1994

Packing paper, water-proof, bitumen


laminated

(k)

IS 1912:1984
(second revision)
(Amendment 1)
Reaffirmed 2001

Specification for Country Jute Twine

(l)

IS 2500: Part 1:2000


(third revision)

Sampling Inspection Procedures Part 1:


Attribute Sampling Plans Indexed by
Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) for
Lot-by-Lot Inspection

(m) IS 2507:1975
(first revision)
(Amendments 2)
Reaffirmed 2000

Cold-rolled steel strips for springs

(n)

IS 2643:1999
(second revision)

Pipe Threads Where Pressure-Tight


Joints are not Made on the Threads
Dimensions, Tolerances and Designation

(o)

IS 2771(Part 1):
1990
(second revision)
(Amendments 2)
Reaffirmed 2002

Corrugated Fibreboard Boxes


Specification Part 1 : General
Requirements

(p)

IS 3618:1966
Reaffirmed 2002

Specification for Phosphate Treatment


of Iron and Steel for Protection Against
Corrosion

(q)

IS 4454(Part 1):
2001
(third revision)

Specification for Steel Wires for


Mechanical Spring Part I : Patented
and Cold Drawn Steel Wires
Unalloyed

(r)

IS 4947:1985
(second revision)
(Amendments 6)
Reaffirmed 2000

Specification for gas cartridges for use


in fire extinguishers

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(Revision No. 1)

2.2

(s)

IS 5382:1985
(first revision)
(Amendment 3)
Reaffirmed 1998

Specification for Rubber Sealing Rings


for Gas Mains, Water Mains and Sewers

(t)

IS 5522:1992
(second revision)
Reaffirmed 1998

Stainless steel sheets and strips for


utensils

(u)

JSS 4210-19:2001
(Amendment No. 1)

(v)

IS 6528:1995
(first revision)
Reaffirmed 2001

: Charge, Fire, Extinguisher, Water Type,


(Gas Pressure), Carbon Dioxide, Gas
Cartridge, 90 g
Stainless Steel wire

(w) IS 6760:1972
(Amendments 2)
Reaffirmed 1999

Specification for Slotted Countersunk


Head Wood Screws

(x)

IS 6912:1985
(first revision)
Reaffirmed 2001

Copper and copper alloy forging stock


and forgings

(y)

Drg No. JSSD 4210- : CO2 gas cartridge


05/04

(z)

Drg No. FESK


0066/B

aa)

IS 13871:1993
Reaffirmed 2002

:
Powder Coatings - Specification

Copies of Indian Standards are obtainable on payment from


Bureau of Indian Standards,
Manak Bhavan,
9, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
NEW DELHI 110 002
or
their regional/ branch office.

2.3
Copies of the Joint Services Specification and drawings at Sl No. (y), (z)
& (aa) are obtainable on payment from:The Controller,
Controllerate of Quality Assurance Establishment
(Fire Fighting Equipment),
Aundh Camp,
Pune-411 027.
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3.

STANDARD PATTERN

3.2
Standard pattern, if held with the purchasing or Quality Assurance
Authority, may be obtained and shall constitute a general guide only. The stores shall
conform to this specification otherwise.
4.

TERMINOLOGY/ DESCRIPTION

4.1
Extinguisher, Fire Carbon Di-oxide, Water Type, 9 litres Capacity, High
Pressure is a hand operated upright type device for extinguishing of class A fire
involving materials like wood, textiles, paper etc.
4.2
Method of Operation: Extinguisher is held upright and the diaphragm of
CO2 gas cartridge is punctured with the help of piercing device by applying the
pressure on plunger. Thus released CO2 gas expels the water inside the extinguisher
through discharge nozzle.
4.3

The extinguisher shall consist of the following:(a) Cylinder Body


(b) Neck Ring
(c) Cap assembly including cap, plunger, piercer, spring, cap washer and
safety clip with chain.
(d) Siphon tube of removable type with removable type strainer and sniffer
valve.
(e) Nozzle
(f) Carrying Handle
(g) 2 Holders for mounting brackets
(h) Accessories:
(i) 2 sets of mounting brackets with screws.
(ii) 3 Nos. of spare cap washers
(iii)Spanner for cartridge.

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5.

MATERIAL

5.1
The material used in the manufacture of the equipment shall conform to
the following particulars:Sl. No.

Component

Material

(a)

Body

Mild steel sheet conforming to minimum Grade


D of IS 513

(b)

Siphon tube

Brass tube conforming to Alloy No. 2 of IS 407

(c)

Neck Ring

(i) Lead Tin Bronze conforming to Grade LTB


2 of IS 318
Or
(ii) Brass forging conforming to Grade FLB of
IS 6912

(d)

Cap

(i) Lead Tin Bronze conforming to Grade LTB


2 of IS 318
Or
(ii) Brass forging conforming to Grade FLB of
IS 6912

(e)

Plunger rod

Brass conforming to Type 1 of IS 319

(f)

Piercer

Stainless Steel conforming to Grade 04 Cr 13 of


IS 6528

(g)

Nozzle &
discharge
fitting

(i) Brass rod conforming to Type 1 of IS 319

Strainer

(i) Brass Sheet conforming to Grade CuZn 37


of IS 410

(h)

Or
(ii) Lead Tin Bronze conforming to Grade LTB
2 of IS 318

Or
(ii) Stainless steel sheet conforming to IS 5522
(j)

Spring

Spring steel (with treatment for corrosion


resistance) for conforming to Grade 1 of IS
4454(Part I) treated for corrosion resistance

(k)

Safety clip

Steel conforming to Grade I of IS 2507

(l)

Cap Washer Rubber conforming to Type 3 of IS 5382

(m)

Sniffer
valve

Brass type 1 of IS 319


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6.

MANUFACTURE/ CONSTRUCTION

6.1
The Extinguisher shall be upright type to hold 9 litres of water upto liquid
level indicator and the design of equipment shall generally conform to IS 940-2003
meeting the specific requirements mentioned in this JSS.
6.2
Body: The Extinguisher body shall be fabricated with MS sheet of
thickness not less than 1.6 mm conforming to minimum Grade D of IS 513. The body
shall be cylindrical in shape with an outside diameter 175 5 mm. It shall be of
welded construction as per Clause 7.1 and 7.2 of IS 940. The ends of the body i.e. top
dome and bottom dish shall be hemi-spherical or ellipsoidal or torispherical in shape
and shall be circumferentially welded. The body shall be provided at the bottom with
a cylindrical skit of minimum 25 mm height and 3 mm thickness on which
extinguisher shall rest on the ground.
6.3
Neck Ring: The Neck Ring shall be made of Lead Tin Bronze conforming to
Grade LTB-2 of IS 318 or Brass forgings conforming to Grade FLB of IS 6912 and
shall have clear opening of 75 1 mm. The neck ring shall be firmly secured to the
extinguisher body by brazing. The threads of neck ring shall conform to size 3A of IS
2643.
6.4
Cap: The cap shall be provided with piercing mechanism and the general
layout of the same shall be as per Drg. No. FESK-0066/B (obtainable from CQAFE,
Pune). The cap shall be manufactured from Lead Tin Bronze conforming to Grade
LTB-2 of IS 318 or brass forgings conforming to grade FLB of IS 6912.
6.4.1
The cap shall be threaded with parallel threads conforming to size 3A of IS
2643. The effective length of threads shall be 17+0.00 mm, -1.00 mm. At least three
vent holes of not les than 2.5 mm in dia. shall be drilled through the threaded portion
of cap and the center of the holes shall be 6.5 mm from the face of the cap joint
washer.
6.4.2
A cartridge holder shall be provided in the cap in such a way that the
cartridge seal piercing mechanism passes through its center. Female left hand threads
shall be provided in the holder which shall conform to the following:i)

Size of threads M 27 X 1.25 L H

ii)

Effective length of threads 10 mm (i.e., 8 threads)

iii)

Major dia

: 27 mm (minimum)

iv)

Pitch dia

: 26.188 to 26.368 mm.

v)

Minor dia

: 25.646 to 25.911 mm

vi)

Pitch

: 1.25 mm
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6.4.3
Minimum three portholes of size of not less than 4 mm shall also be
provided in the cartridge holder.
6.4.4
The design data for spring used in the piercing mechanism shall conform
to details given in drawing No. FESK-0066/B.
6.4.5
Washer Cap: The rubber material of washer cap shall be as per type 3 of
IS 5382. The requirement of hardness, tensile strength and percentage of elongation
before and after ageing at 70 1 deg C for 168 hours shall conform to Type3 of IS
5382. For these test, the contractor shall provide two Test slabs of size 300 mm x 300
mm x 1.5 mm and one test slab of size 150 mm x 150 mm x 6.5 mm from the rubber
compound prepared and processed for manufacture of washer cap of OD 88 mm x ID
65 mm x Thickness 4.5 mm.
6.5
Piercing Mechanism: A spring loaded piercing mechanism shall be
provided in the plunger for piercing the diaphragm of the gas cartridge when fitted to
the cartridge holder. The plunger rod shall be of such a length that the stroke length
of it shall be minimum 12 mm. The puncturing end shall be designed so as to ensure
a clear opening in the cartridge seal when piercer is operated. The clear distance
between the seal of cartridge and piercer point shall be 5 +1, -0 mm.
6.6
Safety clip: A safety clip of steel conforming to IS 2507 of size 12 mm
width and 0.6 to 0.8 mm thick shall be provided to prevent accidental operation of the
piercing mechanism. The stiffness of safety clip shall be of high order to retain the
properties for entire life of the equipment. Safety clip shall be with chain fitted to the
cap body as shown in Drg. No. FESK-0066/B. The safety clip and the chain attached
to it shall be chrome plated.
6.7
Liquid Level Indicator: The specified level of water in the body i.e. up to
the capacity of 9.0 0.5 litre shall be indicated on the exterior of the body with
sticker and shall also by permanently indicated in the interior by welding a strip.
6.8
Expansion Space: An air space shall be provided in the body above the
specified water level and shall be of sufficient volume to ensure that when the
discharge nozzle is temporarily closed and the extinguisher is put into operation at a
temperature of 27 5 deg C, the internal pressure generated shall not exceed 1.5
MN/m2 (15 kgf/cm2). The temperature in this case shall be the temperature of the
water and not the atmospheric temperature.
6.9
Nozzle and Discharge Fittings: The discharge nozzle and its mountings shall
be fixed to the body. The discharge fitting shall have male threads and the nozzle
female threads conforming to the parameters given below. The material of nozzle and
discharge fitting shall be brass conforming to Type 1 of IS 319 or lead tin bronze
conforming to Grade LTB-2 of IS 318
(i) Size of the threads : size 3/8 of IS 2643 with class A tolerance
(ii) No of threads: 8 1 No.
(iii) Internal dia. of discharge fitting: 9.5 0.1mm
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6.10
Siphon Tube: The removable type siphon tube made of brass tube
conforming to alloy No. 2 of IS 407 shall be provided with wall thickness not less
than 1.00 m. A removable type of brass or stainless steel strainer shall be provided at
the bottom of the siphon tube. A sniffer valve with a ball made of brass near upper
end shall also be fitted to the siphon tube. The design of the sniffer valve shall be
such that in the variation of atmospheric temperature within 10C, there shall not be
any spouting of liquid through the nozzle.
6.11
Strainer: A Brass of stainless steel strainer shall be fitted to the bottom of
the siphon tube and shall be removable type for maintenance. The size of the holes of
the strainer shall be less than that of the orifice of the nozzle and aggregate area of the
holes shall be not less than six times that of the nozzle orifice. The thickness of sheet
shall be not less than 1.00 mm.
6.12
Nozzle: The nozzle shall be made of brass conforming to type 1 of IS 319
or Lead tin bronze conforming to Grade LTB-2 of IS 318. The design of the nozzle
and the area of the orifice shall be such that it satisfies the performance requirements
given in Clause 13.7(h)
6.13
Bracket Holder and Brackets: Two bracket holders of Ms sheet of
thickness 3.0 mm minimum shall be welded to the body to suit brackets. Two
brackets shall be made out of Mild Steel as per Drg. No. FESK-0066/B for wall
mounting purpose. 4 Nos. of wood screws No. 10 x 35 to IS 6760 of steel shall also
be supplied.
6.14
Carrying Handle: Carrying handle made of MS rod of minimum 6.0 mm
diameter shall be welded to the top end of the body in rectangular form with
approximate dimensions of 90 mm x 50 mm. The position of carrying handle shall be
such that the cap does not obstruct the hand while holding it.
6.15
Charge: CO2 gas cartridge of 90 +10, -0.0 g capacity conforming to
Defence Specification No. JSS 4210-19: 2001 with Amendment No. 1 and Drg. No.
JSSD 4210-05/04 shall be demanded separately. The DS Cat No. of this Charge is
4210-000 546.
Note: The Extinguisher is to be filled with water only up to the level of
water level indicator. This is a critical requirement to avoid danger
of built up of pressure and to eliminate accidents. The Extinguisher
shall be supplied without Charge.
7.

WORKMANSHIP AND FINISH

7.1
The workmanship of the stores shall conform to best production standard
of the industry. External and other surfaces exposed to the operating personnel shall
be smooth and edges rounded off.
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7.2
Not withstanding the requirements listed in the preceding para, the
supplier shall ensure that the stores shall be complete with all fittings and accessories
and any other component/ material though sufficiently detailed in the specification for
proper and efficient operation of the stores. The supplier shall not be liable for any
extra amount in respect of such accessories/ components required for efficient
operation of the equipment.
8.

ANTI-CORROSIVE TREATMENT

8.1
All surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned, free from rust, scale and grease.
Then the internal and external surfaces, except non ferrous and threaded portion of
extinguisher body shall be either zinc plated to a thickness of 20 microns minimum or
phosphating shall be carried out in accordance with IS 3618.
9.

POWDER COATING/ PAINTING

9.1

Epoxy Powder Coating

9.1.1
After anti-corrosive treatment as per clause 8.1 above, the internal surface
of Extinguisher body, except threads shall be coated with epoxy powder coating as
per IS 13871 to a thickness of 50 microns minimum.
9.1.2
After anti-corrosive treatment as per Clause 8.1 above, the external surface
of Extinguisher body except non ferrous and threaded portion shall be coated with
epoxy powder coating to a thickness of 50 microns minimum in FIRE RED colour
conforming to shade No. 536 of IS 5.
9.1.3
Both internal and external coating as described above shall be capable of
withstanding the acid and alkali resistance test mentioned in IS 13871.
9.2
Painting: The wall bracket shall be either painted or powder coated in
BLACK colour.
10.

MARKING

10.1
Each Extinguisher shall be clearly and permanently marked with either
stencil or water proof printed sticker or any other method with following details.
Pasting of paper stickers is not allowed.

(b) DS Cat No.

Extinguisher Fire, Carbon Di-oxide,


Water Type, 9 litres Capacity, High
Pressure.
4210-000 041

(c) Class of Fire

(a) Nomenclature
(in prominent letters)

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(d) A declaration

The Extinguisher has been tested to a


hydraulic pressure of 30 kgf/cm2 i.e. 3.0
Mpa on date.

(e) The Liquid level up to which


the extinguisher is to be
charged

LIQUID LEVEL

(f)

AT/SO No. and date

(g) Sl. No. and Batch No.


(h) Year of Manufacture
(j)

Manufacturers Name, Trade


Mark and address
(k) Instructions:
(i)

CO2 gas cartridge 90 g capacity, DS


Cat/ Part No. 4210-000546 shall be
used.

(ii)

The Extinguisher shall be filled with


potable, clean water upto the level of
water level indicator only.

(iii)

Any other instruction, if any

WARNING: AFTER DISCHARGE, FLUSH EXTINGUISHER WITH CLEAN,


FRESH WATER AND RECHARGE WITH POTABLE CLEAN WATER
UPTO THE LIQUID LEVEL INDICATOR AND CO2 GAS
CARTRIDGE 90 G CAPACITY.
(l)
A picture showing a Man operating the Extinguisher in a correct
manner.
(m)

Method of operation in prominent letter.

10.2
Apart from above, following information shall be embossed/ punched
permanently on the skirt of the Extinguisher for identification even after long usages:
(a) Firms Name/ Trade mark
(b) Sr. No. and Batch No.
(c) Year of Manufacture.
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11.

LITERATURE

11.1
The contractor shall supply one set of the following literature free of cost
alongwith each Extinguisher.
(a) User Hand Book in Defence format.
(b) Part Identification list in Defence format.
(c) Maintenance/ Repair manual (if any)
(d) Current price list of all parts to be included in the IPL.
11.2
The above literature shall be combined together and provided in one
booklet and three copies of these draft literature shall be submitted to AHSP i.e. CQA
(FE), Aundh Camp, Pune 411 027 for approval before bulk printing..
11.3
The contractor shall also supply Four copies of the literature free of cost to
the AHSP i.e. the Controller, Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Fire Fighting
Equipments), Aundh Camp, Pune-411 027. Copies of Defence format for this
literature shall be issued to the tenderers by CQA(FE), Aundh Camp, Pune 411 027
free of cost on demand.
12.

PRE-INSPECTION OF STORES/ CONSIGNMENT

12.1
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 pre-inspection certificate showing the parameters
checked and its result shall be submitted to the SQAO along with the Quality
Assurance call letter.
12.2
If the Quality Assurance Officer finds that the pre-inspection of the lot as
required above has not been carried out, the lot is liable for rejection.
12.3
Manufacturer/ Contractor will also submit the test certificate of raw
material of the components of the Extinguisher along with Quality Assurance call
letter.
13.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

13.1
The contractors shall extend all reasonable facilities for inspection and
testing of the Extinguisher to the AHSP or his authorized representative, free of cost
for satisfying himself that the stores are manufactured in accordance with the
specification. Hence for this purpose the AHSP or his authorized representative shall
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have free access to the contractors, or sub-contractors work 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 quality assurance facilities for all stores so sub-contracted.
13.2
No deviation will be accepted from the governing design/ drawing and
specification. No request for any deviation will be entertained from the sub-contractor
but only through the main contractor. The main contractor shall remain responsible
for quality and quantity of any work done by the sub-contractor.
13.3
Nothing shall absolve the manufacturer from his responsibility for the
safety of his equipments operation.
13.4

Advance Sample

13.4.1
Two advance samples complete in all respects as per clause 4.3 of this
specification along with following items shall be submitted to The Controller,
Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Fire Fighting Equipment), Aundh Camp, Pune
411 027 for approval.
(a)
as

Four Nos. of CO2 gas cartridge of 90 + 10/- 0.0 g capacity duly filled
per clause 6.15 of this specification.

(b)

Two test slabs of size 300 mm x 300 mm x 1.5 mm and one test slab
of size 150 mm x 150 mm x 6.5 mm of same material of washer cap.

(c)

Pre-inspection report.

(d)

Raw material test report of all components of Extinguisher.

(e)

(f)

3 Nos. of test bars each for conformation of raw materials as per


relevant specification mentioned in clause 5 for siphon tube, Neck ring,
Cap, plunger rod, piercer, nozzle, as per the relevant specifications.
Draft literature in triplicate.

13.5
Bulk Quality Assurance:
Bulk Quality Assurance shall be carried
out as per the test Schedule attached as Appendix A to this specification by the
Quality Assurance Officer at the firms premises after bulk production clearance given
by the Quality Assurance Authority. The firm shall forward following documents
along with the Quality Assurance Call letter.
(a) Pre-Inspection Report
(b) Raw Material Test Report of all components of the Extinguisher
13.6
Sampling Plan: The sampling plan as per General Inspection Level II of
IS 2500(Part 1) shall be followed during bulk Quality Assurance. At the discretion of
SQAE, General Inspection Level may be reduced or increase as per his experience for
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quality of stores/ firm. However, sampling plan as per General Inspection Level II is
reproduced below:
Sl. No. Lot Size

Sample Size

2 to 8

9 to 15

16 to 25

26 to 50

51 to 90

91 to 150

151 to 280

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281 to 500

20

501 to 1200

32

10

1201 to 3200

50

11

3201 to 10,000

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13.6.1
For performance test sampling plan as per Special Inspection Level S-1 of
IS 2500(Part 1) shall be followed. However, sampling plan as per Special Inspection
Level S-1 is reproduced below:
Sl. No. Lot Size

Sample Size

2 to 50

51 to 500

501 to 10,000

13.6.2
All Extinguishers of the same type, shape, design and capacity produced
by the same manufacturer from the similar materials under almost identical conditions
of manufacture shall be grouped together to constitute a lot.
13.6.3
Each lot shall be considered individually for the purpose of evaluation of
quality in accordance with this specification.
13.7
Quality Assurance Tests:- The following Tests shall be carried out as per
the sample size given in Test Schedule attached during Quality Assurance of the bulk.
(a)

Raw Material: The samples from raw material of components viz


siphon tube, Neck ring, Cap, plunger rod, piercer, nozzle shall be
drawn and tested as per relevant specification mentioned in clause 5
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before releasing for bulk production. The contractor shall use raw
materials tested and approved by SQAO for manufacture of the
bulk.
(b)

Visual Check: The lot shall be checked visually for completeness as


per Clause 4.3, and marking as per clause 10 and other visual
defects such as welding, brazing, dents, damages, rusting, finish of
epoxy powder coating/ painting etc.

(c)

Dimensional Check: All the dimensions specified for the


components/ assemblies shall be checked for confirmation. The
threads of Neck Ring, Cap, cartridge holder, Nozzle & Nozzle
fittings shall be checked with standard approved GO and NO GO
screw plug and ring gauges.

(d)

Hydraulic Pressure Test of Extinguisher: The Extinguishers with


cap assembly shall be tested for internal hydraulic pressure of 3.0
Mpa (30 kgf/cm2). The test pressure shall be held for a minimum
period of two and half minutes. During the test, there shall be no
leakage, yielding or visible distortion.

(e)

Bursting Pressure Test of Extinguisher:- When the Extinguisher is


subjected to the pressure of 4.5 Mpa (45 kgf/cm2), the failure shall
not occur at a pressure less than above.

(f)

Expansion Space Test:- The charged Extinguisher shall be operated


as per the method given in clause 6.8 and note the pressure
generated. The pressure shall not be more than 1.5 Mpa (15 kg/cm2).

(g)

Test for sniffer valve:- Fill the Extinguisher with water up to the
liquid level indicator. Hold the duly filled Extinguisher upside down.
No leakage (water flow) from the nozzle should take place. Initial
flow of water in the siphon tube may be ignored.

(h)

Performance Test:- The charged Extinguisher shall be operated


under normal temperature conditions of 27 5 deg C with a stream
starting in horizontal direction in wind free condition (air flow shall
not be more than 3 km/hr maximum). Following parameters shall
be noted during the performance test. After the test, the Extinguisher
shall be thoroughly cleaned with water; water shall then be
completely drained off. The Extinguisher shall be retained in this
condition for 24 hours:
(i)

Duration of Throw of 6 m (min) jet of


water

60 Seconds
(minimum)

(ii)

Percentage of discharge within 120


seconds (maximum)
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(j)

(iii) Form of discharge

Continuous

(iv) After 24 hours of performance test,


check for rusting

No trace of any
rust.

Epoxy Powder Coating:


(i)

Thickness of epoxy powder coating shall be checked for


conformation. Thickness of Epoxy Powder Coating shall be 50
microns minimum.

(ii) Powder coating shall be checked for Alkali and Acid resistance
test mentioned in IS 13871. There shall be no sign o corrosion,
blistering or flaking to the sample.

14.

(k)

Resistance to Acid/ Alkali of Rubber Washer: Three pieces each


of 2.5 cm cut from the cap rubber washer shall be dipped in 20%
sulphuric Acid and 5% Sodium Hydroxide Solutions separately for
30 minutes. There shall be no sign of deterioration or damage of any
kind to the sample.

(l)

Hardness & Tensile Strength of Rubber: Hardness and Tensile


Strength of rubber Test Slab obtained as per Clause 6.4.5 shall be
checked as per IS 5382. Both the parameters shall be checked before
and after ageing the sample.

WARRANTY

14.1
The stores supplied shall bear a warranty as per contract. In the absence of
such stipulation, the following warranty shall apply:The stores supplied against this specification shall be deemed to bear a
warranty against defective design, material, workmanship and
performance for a period of 12 months from the date of receipt of stores by
the consignee. During this period, if any, the stores are found defective by
the consignee, the same shall be replaced immediately by the supplier, free
of cost at the consignees end but not later than 30 days from the date of
receipt of such information.
14.2
The contractor/ manufacturer shall give the necessary warranty that it is
obligatory on his part to supply the necessary maintenance spares for a period of not
less than 10 years from the date of purchase of equipment.

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15.

PACKAGING

15.1

Packing Materials:

15.1.1

Paper wrapping water proof conforming to IS 1398.

15.1.2

Twin jute or any other jute conforming to IS 1912

15.1.3

Corrugated Fibre Board Box as per IS 2771(Part I).

15.2

Packing Procedure

15.2.1

The Extinguisher shall be delivered in a new clean and dry condition.

15.2.2
powder.

All Rubber components shall be liberally dusted with French chalk

15.2.3
The loose items such as screws, brackets, 3 Nos. of spare cap washers,
spanner for CO2 gas cartridge and set of literature shall be packed separately in
polythene bags of 100 micron (min) sheet thickness and shall be put together in bigger
polythene bag of 100 micron (min) sheet thickness and tied to the handle of
Extinguisher with twine jute.
15.2.4
Then each Extinguisher shall be packed in a polythene bag of 100 micron
(minimum) sheet thickness and there after in a corrugated fibre board box of 5 Ply
conforming to IS 2771(Part I). The Top and Bottom of the Extinguisher shall be
provided with moulded thermocol sheet to cover the cap, top dome and bottom skirt
to avoid the movement of Extinguisher. The thickness of thermocol at any point shall
not be less than 20 mm. The box shall be closed with self adhesive tape and strapped
with plastic/ nylon strap.
15.2.5
Four No. of above boxes containing Extinguishers shall be packed tightly
in a suitable corrugated fibre board box of 7 Ply conforming to Is 2771 (Part I). The
box shall be closed with self adhesive tape and strapped with plastic/ nylon strap at 4
places (minimum).
15.3

Marking of Packages:

15.3.1
Before dispatch each packing box shall be legibly and indelibly marked
with the following: (a) DS Cat No.

:: 4210-000 041

(b) Nomenclature

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(c) Supply Order No. and Date

(d) Quantity packed

(e) Contractors Name and address

(f)

Consignees Name and address

4 Nos.

(g) Words in Block Letters

THIS END UP

(h) Srl No. of Package with total


No.of packages.

e.g. 1 of 10, 2 of 10 etc


where the consignment
consists of 10 packages.

(j)

Gross weight

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 store in good condition to the consignee.
Any additional safeguard considered necessary may be added by the
contractor.
16.

DEFENCE STORES CATALOGUE NUMBER

16.1
The Defence Stores Catalogue Number allotted to the Extinguisher Fire,
Carbon Dioxide, Water Type, 9 litres Capacity, High Pressure, is 4210000 041.
17.

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

17.1

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
TEST SCHEDULE
FOR
EXTINGUISHER, FIRE, CARBON DI-OXIDE,, WATER TYPE,
9 LITRES CAPACITY, HIGH PRESSURE
Sl.
No
(a)
1.

Specification
Requirement
(b)
Extinguisher Fire, Carbon
Dioxide Water Type, 9
litres Capacity, High
Pressure.

Test Details

Remarks

(c)
(d)
(a) Raw Material: Chemical and Samples as per
relevant specification.
Physical properties of raw
material of the components shall
be checked as per clause 13.7(a)
(b) Visual: Visual checks for
completeness, Marking and other
visual defects shall b e carried out
as per clause 13.7(b)

Sampling plan as per


Clause 13.6.

(c) Dimensions: Dimensions of


all the components and
assemblies shall be checked as
per Clause 13.7 (c)

Sampling plan as per


Clause 13.6.

(d) Hydraulic Pressure Test of


Extinguisher : Hydraulic
Pressure test of Extinguisher shall
be carried out as per clause
13.7(d).

Sampling plan as per


Clause 13.6.

(e) Burst Pressure Test of


Extinguisher: Burst Pressure
Test of Extinguisher shall be
carried out as per clause 13.7 (e).

One sample from


each lot.

(f) Expansion Space Test:


Pressure of Expansion space shall
be checked as per clause 13.7(f).

One sample from


each lot.

(g) Test for sniffer value: - Test


for sniffer valve shall be carried
out as per clause 13.7(g)

Sampling plan as per


clause 13.6.1

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(a)

Specification
Requirement
(b)

Test Details

Remarks

(c)
(h) Performance Test:
Performance Test of the
Extinguisher Fire shall be carried
out as per clause 13.7(h)

(d)
Sampling plan as per
clause 13.6.1

(j) Epoxy Powder Coating:


(i) Thickness of powder coating
shall be checked as per 13.7(j)(i).

Sampling plan as per


clause 13.6

(ii) Acid Alkali Resistance shall


be checked as per 13.7(j)(ii).

One sample for each


batch of powder
coating.

2.

Rubber Washer

(k) Acid /Alkali Resistance Test


of Rubber Washer:- Acid/
Alkali Resistance Test of the
Rubber washer shall be checked
as per clause 13.7(k)

Three samples from


each batch.

3.

Rubber Test Slab

(l) Hardness & Tensile


Strength:
Hardness and Tensile Strength
Rubber test Slab before and after
conditioning shall be checked as
per clause 13.7(l)

One sample for each


batch

4.

Packing

Packing of the Extinguishers shall Sampling plan as per


be checked as per clause 15.
clause 13.6

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