Portable equipment for projecting extinguishing agents supplied by firefighting pumps - Hand-held branchpipes for fire service use - Part 3: Smooth bore jet and/or one fixed spray jet angle branchpipes PN 16
In addition to the requirements given in EN 15182-1:2019, this document applies to hand-held branchpipes with smooth bore jet and/or one fixed spray jet angle branchpipes with a nominal pressure of 16 bar (1,6 MPa) PN 16, with a maximum flow rate up to 1 000 l/min at a reference pressure of 6 bar (0,6 MPa). It deals with:
- safety requirements;
- performance requirements;
- test methods.
This document applies to branchpipes as defined in Annex A of EN 15182-1:2019.
WARNING 1 — These branchpipes offer no or inadequate protection for firefighters when the spray angle is less than 30 ° and therefore, are not be used in high risk firefighting situations such as internal attack.
WARNING 2 — These branchpipes should not be used when fighting fires in or near electrical installations when the spray angle is less than 30° without written authorization from the manufacturer in the manual. This authorization from the manufacturer includes safety distances.