This European Standard is a product specification, giving performance requirements for fire safety cabinets to be used for the storage of flammable liquids. It is applicable to cabinets with a total internal volume of not greater than 2 m³, which may be free standing, restrained to a wall or mounted on plinth or castors.
It is not applicable to brick enclosures or walk-in storage rooms.
This Standard does not apply to any support frame or mechanism other than the base which is integral to the cabinet.
Requirements are given in respect of the construction of the cabinet and its capacity to resist fire conditions on the outside. A classification of cabinets is given, according to the level of fire resistance offered, and a type test is included, see Annex A.
The tests described in this European Standard are type tests.
This European Standard does not discriminate between different flammable liquids, which may have considerably different physical properties.
Attention is drawn to national regulations, which may apply with regards to the storage of flammable liquids.