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Powder weight under Directive

When tested in accordance with 6.2.2 of EN 15947-4, the net explosive contents shall comply with following requirements

For report and/or bursting charges with a composition other than black powder, nitrate/metal-based compositions or perchlorate/metal-based compositions the same upper limits as for perchlorate/metal-based compositions apply.

Aerial wheels

Cat.3, Not more than 160 g, shall not contain more than 8 pyrotechnic units. A pyrotechnic unit shall have a net explosive content of not more than 20 g. No report charge, if any, shall have a net explosive content of not more than 10,0 g of black powder or 4,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 2,0 g of perchlorate/ metal-based report composition.

Bangers

Cat.2, Not more than 6,0 g black powder.

Cat.3, Not more than 10,0 g black powder.

Batteries and combinations

Cat.2, A battery or combination, except a combination containing fountains, shall have a net explosive content of not more than 500 g; the net explosive content of a combination containing fountains shall have a net explosive content of not more than 600 g, of which not more than 500 g shall be contained in elements other than fountains; the net explosive content of a battery containing fountains shall have a net explosive content of not more than 600 g. Bangers used in batteries or combinations shall have a total net explosive content of not more than 100 g. Flash bangers used in batteries or combinations shall have a total net explosive content of not more than 25 g.

Cat.3, A battery or combination, except a combination containing fountains, shall have a net explosive content of not more than 1000 g; a combination containing fountains shall have a net explosive content of not more than 3000 g, of which not more than 1000 g shall be contained in elements other than fountains; a battery containing fountains shall have a net explosive content of not more than 3000 g. Bangers used in batteries or combinations shall have a total net explosive content of not more than 1000 g. Flash bangers used in batteries or combinations shall have a total net explosive content of not more than 250 g.

Bengal flames

Cat.1, Not more than 20 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 250 g.

Cat.3, Not more than 1000 g.

Bengal matches

Cat.1, Not more than 3,0 g.

Bengal sticks

Cat.1, Not more than 7,5 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 50 g.

Christmas crackers

Cat.1, Not more than 16,0 mg report composition based on potassium chlorate and red phosphorous, or not more than 1,6 mg silver fulminate as report composition.

Crackling granules

Cat.1, Not more than 3,0 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 15 g.

Double banger

Cat.2, Not more than 10,0 g black powder.

Flash bangers

Cat.2, Not more than 1,0 g for nitrate/metal-based report composition or not more than 0,5 g for perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Cat.3, Not more than 10,0 g for nitrate/metal-based report composition or not more than 5,0 g for perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Flash pellet

Cat.1, Not more than 2,0 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 30 g.

Fountains

Cat.1, Not more than 7,5 g ( for indoor use: pyrotechnic composition that is based on nitrocellulose with a mass fraction of not more than 12,6 % of nitrogen, with no additional oxidizing substances).

Cat.2, Not more than 250 g, each whistle unit, if any, not more than 5,0 g.

Cat.3, Not more than 1000 g, each whistle unit, if any, not more than 20 g.

Ground movers

Cat.2, Not more than 25 g, each pyrotechnic unit not more than 3,0 g, no report charge allowed.

Ground spinners

Cat.1, Not more than, 5,0 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 25 g and each pyrotechnic unit not more than 8,0 g.

Jumping crackers

Cat.2, Not more than 10,0 g black powder.

Jumping ground spinners

Cat.2, Not more than 25 g, each pyrotechnic unit not more than 5,0 g.

Mines

Cat.2, Not more than 50 g; shall not contain more than 5 pyrotechnic units containing report composition and each of these pyrotechnic units shall not contain more than 5,0 g of black powder or 2,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 1,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based report composition. For mines with non-pyrotechnic objects not more than 8,0 g nitrocellulose, with a mass fraction of nitrogen of not more than 12,6 %.

Cat.3, Not more than 200 g; shall not contain more than 25 pyrotechnic units containing report composition and each of these pyrotechnic units shall not contain more than 5,0 g of black powder or 2,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 1,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Mini rocket

Cat.2, Not more than 1,5 g, not more than 0,13 g report composition.

Novelty matches

Cat.1, Not more than 50,0 mg; shall only contain one report charge, if any; the report charge shall have a mean net explosive content of not more than 2,5 mg silver fulminate.

Party poppers

Cat.1, Not more than 16 mg of pyrotechnic composition that is based on potassium chlorate and red phosphorous.

Rockets

Cat.2, Not more than 75 g; report and/or bursting charge, if any, shall be not more than 10,0 g of black powder or 4,0 g of nitrate/metal-based composition or 2,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based composition.

Cat.3, Not more than 200 g; report and/or bursting charge, if any, shall be not more than 50 g of black powder or 20,0 g of nitrate/metal-based composition or 10,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based composition.

Roman candles

Cat.2, Not more than 50 g; each pyrotechnic unit not more than 10,0 g; shall not contain more than 5 pyrotechnic units containing report composition and each of these pyrotechnic units not more than 10,0 g of black powder or 4,0 g nitrate/metal-based report composition or 2,0 g perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Cat.3, Not more than 250 g; each pyrotechnic unit not more than 50 g; shall not contain more than10 pyrotechnic units containing report composition and each of these pyrotechnic units not more than 20 g of black powder or 8,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 4,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Serpents

Cat.1, Not more than 3,0 g.

Shot tubes

Cat.2, Not more than 25 g; mass of the report and/or bursting charge in the pyrotechnic unit: not more than 10,0 g of black powder or 4,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 2,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Cat.3, Not more than 40 g; mass of the report and/or bursting charge in the pyrotechnic unit: not more than 20 g of black powder or 8,0 g of nitrate/metal-based report composition or 4,0 g of perchlorate/metal-based report composition.

Snaps

Cat.1, Not more than 16 mg report composition based on potassium chlorate and red phosphorous, or not more than 1,6 mg silver fulminate as report composition.

Sparklers

Cat.1, Not more than 7,5 g.

Cat.2, Not more than 50 g.

Spinners

Cat.2, Not more than 30 g.

Table bombs

Cat.1, not more than 2,0 g nitrocellulose, with a mass fraction of nitrogen of not more than 12,6 %.

Throwdowns

Cat.1, Not more than 2,5 mg silver fulminate.

Wheels

Cat.2, Not more than 100 g; each whistle unit, if any, not more than 5,0 g.

Cat.3, Not more than 900 g; each single unit not more than 150,0 g; each whistle unit, if any, not more than 20,0 g.

 

 


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