FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT – A CASE STUDY

  • Aleksandar Mićović Fakultet tehničkih nauka Kosovska Mitrovica
  • Dragan Mlađan Kriminalističko-policijski univerzitet Beograd
  • Nenko Brkljač Tehnički opitni centar Beograd
Keywords: quality, testing, conformity assessment, fire extinguishers, product certification

Abstract

The development of large fires has an extremely detrimental effect on the working and living environment. The chances for their effective extinguishing are greatest in the initial stages of flare-up, but that time interval is very short. That is why it is extremely important that fire extinguishers be reliable and, above all, efficient. The usable quality of extinguishers is assessed through a series of laboratory and field experimental tests in the certification process, i.e. prior to placing on the market, an assessment of their conformity with the specified requirements of the relevant standards must be performed. As a result of the previous statements, it can be concluded that it is necessary to develop an appropriate certification scheme for manual and mobile fire extinguishers so that we would have the means with the appropriate level of quality in use. The paper presents a case study of fire extinguishers certification by the certification body - Technical Testing Center.

Keywords: quality, testing, conformity assessment, fire extinguishers, product certification.

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Published
2021-11-26
Section
Innovative Techniques and Equipment in Forensic Engineering