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    Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - General requirements

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1995

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 4214.1-1995 GASEOUS FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - FOREWORD
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    8 - 1.3 NEW DESIGNS AND INNOVATIONS
    8 - 1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    9 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
    9 - 1.5.1 Appropriate authority
    9 - 1.5.2 Approved and approval
    9 - 1.5.3 Automatic
    9 - 1.5.4 Containers
    9 - 1.5.5 Container discharge valve
    9 - 1.5.6 Control device
    9 - 1.5.7 Converted systems
    9 - 1.5.8 Design concentration
    9 - 1.5.9 Directional valve
    9 - 1.5.10 Discharge inhibit switch
    10 - 1.5.11 Distribution system
    10 - 1.5.12 Extinguishant
    10 - 1.5.13 Flame extinguishing concentration
    10 - 1.5.14 Hazardous concentrations
    10 - 1.5.15 Holding time
    10 - 1.5.16 Inerting
    10 - 1.5.17 Local application system
    10 - 1.5.18 Lock-off valve
    10 - 1.5.19 Lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL)
    10 - 1.5.20 Manual
    10 - 1.5.21 Monitoring
    10 - 1.5.22 No observed adverse effect level (NOAEL)
    10 - 1.5.23 Nominal size
    10 - 1.5.24 Normally occupied area
    10 - 1.5.25 Normally unoccupied area
    10 - 1.5.26 Operating device
    10 - 1.5.27 Primary release
    10 - 1.5.28 Release
    11 - 1.5.29 Shall
    11 - 1.5.30 Should
    11 - 1.5.31 Secondary (slave) release
    11 - 1.5.32 Total flooding system
    11 - 1.5.33 Listing authority
    11 - 1.6 INTERPRETATION OF SPECIFIED LIMITING VALUES
    11 - 1.7 USES FOR AND LIMITATIONS OF GASEOUS SYSTEMS
    11 - 1.7.1 General
    11 - 1.7.2 Uses for gaseous systems
    11 - 1.7.3 Limitations of gaseous systems
    11 - 1.7.4 Protection of multiple enclosures
    13 - SECTION 2 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    13 - 2.1 SAFETY OF PERSONNEL
    13 - 2.2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
    14 - 2.3 PROTECTION OF OCCUPANTS
    14 - 2.4 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    14 - 2.4.1 General
    14 - 2.4.2 Total flooding systems
    15 - 2.4.3 Local applications systems
    15 - 2.4.4 Installer's responsibility
    16 - 2.4.5 Owner's responsibility
    16 - 2.4.6 Electrostatic discharge
    16 - 2.4.7 Other potential hazards
    18 - SECTION 3 SYSTEM DESIGN
    18 - 3.1 SPECIFICATIONS, PLANS AND APPROVALS
    18 - 3.1.1 Specifications
    18 - 3.1.2 Plans
    18 - 3.1.3 System calculation approval
    18 - 3.1.4 Approval of plans
    18 - 3.1.5 Performance and classification requirements
    18 - 3.2 APPROVAL OF INSTALLATIONS
    18 - 3.3 APPROVAL OF COMPONENTS
    19 - 3.4 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
    19 - 3.5 APPLICATION RATE AND DURATION OF DISCHARGE
    19 - 3.6 EXTENDED APPLICATION
    19 - 3.7 CONCENTRATION, DISTRIBUTION AND HOLDING
    19 - 3.8 FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS AND GASES
    19 - 3.8.1 Concentration
    19 - 3.8.2 Requirements for flame extinguishment
    20 - 3.8.3 Flame extinguishing concentrations
    20 - 3.8.4 Inerting
    20 - 3.9 DEEP-SEATED FIRES
    20 - 3.10 TOTAL FLOODING QUANTITY REQUIREMENTS
    21 - 3.11 SPECIAL CONDITIONS
    21 - 3.12 LOCAL APPLICATION SYSTEMS
    21 - 3.13 COMPATIBILITY
    21 - 3.15 DEEMED TO SATISFY
    22 - SECTION 4 PROTECTED ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
    22 - 4.1 UNCLOSABLE OPENINGS
    22 - 4.2 VENTILATION AND SERVICES
    22 - 4.3 PRESSURE RELIEF VENTING
    22 - 4.4 ENCLOSURE STRENGTH AND ALLOWABLE PRESSURE
    24 - SECTION 5 SUPPLY
    24 - 5.1 QUALITY
    24 - 5.2 STORAGE CONTAINERS
    24 - 5.3 VALVES
    24 - 5.3.1 General
    24 - 5.3.2 Isolating valves
    24 - 5.3.3 Lock-off valves
    24 - 5.3.4 Container discharge valves
    24 - 5.4 STORAGE CONTAINER ARRANGEMENT
    26 - SECTION 6 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
    26 - 6.1 GENERAL
    26 - 6.2 PIPEWORK
    26 - 6.3 INSTALLATION OF PIPEWORK
    26 - 6.4 QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OF PIPEWORK
    26 - 6.5 DIRT TRAPS
    26 - 6.6 DRAIN TRAPS
    26 - 6.7 SAFETY DEVICES
    26 - 6.7.1 Pressure-relief device
    27 - 6.7.2 Automatic venting
    27 - 6.7.3 Safety of personnel
    27 - 6.8 NOZZLES
    27 - 6.8.1 Nozzle choice and location
    28 - 6.8.2 Ceiling tiles
    29 - SECTION 7 CONTROL SYSTEMS
    29 - 7.1 GENERAL
    29 - 7.2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL
    29 - 7.3 OPERATING DEVICES
    29 - 7.4 CONTROL AND INDICATING EQUIPMENT
    30 - 7.5 DISCHARGE CONTROLS
    30 - 7.6 LOCAL CONTROL STATION
    31 - 7.7 AUDIBLE ALARMS AND VISIBLE WARNING DEVICES
    31 - 7.8 MANUAL MECHANICAL RELEASE
    31 - 7.9 PNEUMATIC
    31 - 7.9.1 General
    31 - 7.9.2 Energy source
    31 - 7.9.3 Reliability of energy source
    31 - 7.10 MECHANICAL
    31 - 7.11 TIME DELAY FUNCTION
    32 - SECTION 8 MARKING
    32 - 8.1 CONTROL AND INDICATING EQUIPMENT (CIE)
    32 - 8.2 VISUAL WARNING DEVICES
    32 - 8.3 NUMBER OF CONTAINERS AND QUANTITY MARKING
    32 - 8.4 IDENTIFICATION AND MARKING OF CONTAINERS
    32 - 8.4.1 Identification
    32 - 8.4.2 Permanent markings
    32 - 8.4.3 Marking
    33 - 8.5 LABELLING OF INDICATORS AND CONTROLS
    33 - 8.6 IDENTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE NOZZLES
    37 - SECTION 9 COMMISSIONING AND ACCEPTANCE TESTING
    37 - 9.1 CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
    37 - 9.2 FAILURE
    38 - APPENDIX A - COMMISSIONING CHECK LIST

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Sets out requirements for the design, installation and commissioning of both total flooding and local application types, and applies to single supply or distributed systems. Specific requirements for individual gases are given in other parts of this Standard.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out requirements for design, installation and commissioning of gaseous fire extinguishing systems of both total flooding and local application types. It applies to single supply or distributed supply systems.Specific requirements for individual extinguishing gases are given in other Parts of the Standard. The extinguishing gas shall be referred to as the gas or extinguishant in this Standard.

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    Committee FP-011
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Amendment 1 to AS 4214.1-1995 see 96141. Under Revision see DR 99522 First published as AS 4214.1-1995.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 4041-1998 Pressure piping
    AS 3100-1990 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 1216.1-1984 Classification, hazard identification and information systems for dangerous goods - Classification and class labels for dangerous goods
    AS 1890-1999 Thermally released links
    AS 4215.0-1995 Methods of test for determining fire extinguishing and inerting concentrations for flammable liquids and gases General introduction and list of methods
    AS 1603.4-1987 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Control and indicating equipment
    AS 2030.1-1999 The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases - Cylinders for compressed gases other than acetylene
    AS 1530.1-1994 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Combustibility test for materials
    AS 1715-1982 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 2706-1984 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values
    AS 4215.1-1995 Methods of test for determining fire extinguishing and inerting concentrations for flammable liquids and gases - Determination of fire extinguishing concentrations
    AS 1650-1989 Hot-dipped galvanized coatings on ferrous articles
    AS 1670-1986 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - System design, installation, and commissioning
    AS 4215.2-1995 Methods of test for determining fire extinguishing and inerting concentrations for flammable liquids and gases - Determination of fire inerting concentrations
    AS 1020-1984 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS 2700-1996 Colour Standards for general purposes - Swatches
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules) (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS 2220.1-1989 Emergency warning and intercommunication systems in buildings - Equipment design and manufacture
    AS 1850-1981 Portable fire extinguishers - Classification, rating and fire testing
    AS 1851.12-1995 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Gaseous fire extinguishing systems
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)

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    AS 2834-1995 Computer accommodation
    AS 4214.6-1998 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - FE-13 (HFC-23) total flooding systems
    AS/NZS 3833:1998 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    SAA HB20-1996 Graphical symbols for fire protection drawings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4214.2-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Inergen (IG-541) total flooding systems
    AS 1851.12-1995 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Gaseous fire extinguishing systems
    AS 4214.5-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - NAF S-III (HCFC Blend A) Total flooding systems
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
    AS 4214.4-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - FM-200 (HFC-227ea) Systems
    AS 4214.7-1998 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Triodide (FIC-13I1) total flooding systems
    AS 4214.3-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Carbon dioxide systems
    AS 2444-2001 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
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