EN 14035-17:2004

Fireworks - Part 17: Ground spinners - Specification and test methods EN 14035-17:2004

Publication date:   Sep 25, 2006

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 29, 2010


CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks



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This document specifies requirements for the construction, performance, primary packaging and labelling of ground spinners and the corresponding test methods. It is applicable to fireworks which are classified as ground spinners in categories 1 and 2 in EN 14035-2. Category 1 ground spinners, category 2 ground spinners with friction head and category 2 ground spinners with a protruding fuse not designed to resist side ignition should be contained in a primary pack or ignition pack..
It is not applicable to ground spinners containing report composition.
It is not applicable to ground spinners containing pyrotechnic composition containing pyrotechnic composition that includes any of the following substances:
- arsenic or arsenic compounds;
- mixtures containing a mass fraction of chlorates greater than 80 %;
- mixtures of chlorates with metals;
- mixtures of chlorates with red phosphorus;
- mixtures of chlorates with potassium hexacyanoferrate(II);
- mixtures of chlorates with sulfur;
- mixtures of chlorates with sulfides;
- lead or lead compounds;
- mercury compounds;
- white phosphorus;
- picrates or picric acid;
- potassium chlorate with a mass fraction of bromates greater than 0,15 %;
- sulfur with an acidity, expressed in mass fraction of sulphuric acid, greater than 0,002 %;
- zirconium with a particle size of less than 40 mm.
NOTE In EN 14035-2, ground spinners are classified as follows:
- brief description: non-metallic tube or tubes containing gas- and sparks-producing pyrotechnic composition, with or without noise producing pyrotechnic composition;
- principal effects: rotation on the ground and emission of sparks and/or flames with or without aural effect.
Schemes for type testing of ground spinners and batch testing of ground spinners are specified in annex A and annex B respectively.

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EN 14035-17:2004
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