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    Electrical installations - Classification of the fire and mechanical performance of wiring system elements (Reconfirmed 2020)

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  22-08-2005

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Table of Contents - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    1 - AS/NZS 3013:2005 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS-CLASSIFICATION OF THE FIRE AND MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF WIRING SYSTEM ELEMENTS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.4.1 Busway
    7 - 1.4.2 Cable
    7 - 1.4.3 Cable core
    7 - 1.4.4 Cable, mineral insulated metal sheathed (MIMS)
    7 - 1.4.5 Circuit integrity
    7 - 1.4.6 Element of a wiring system
    7 - 1.4.7 Enclosed wiring system
    7 - 1.4.8 Enclosure
    8 - 1.4.9 Fixings
    8 - 1.4.10 Saddles
    8 - 1.4.11 Sample
    8 - 1.4.12 Shall
    8 - 1.4.13 Test specimen
    8 - 1.4.14 Submitter
    8 - 1.4.15 Supports
    8 - 1.4.16 Unenclosed wiring system
    8 - 1.4.17 Wiring enclosure
    8 - 1.4.18 Wiring system
    8 - 1.4.19 Live part
    9 - SECTION 2 TESTING OF WIRING SYSTEM ELEMENTS
    10 - SECTION 3 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
    10 - 3.1 DESIGNATION
    10 - 3.1.1 General
    10 - 3.1.2 Basic designation
    10 - 3.1.3 Single characteristic numeral designation
    10 - 3.2 FIRST CHARACTERISTIC NUMERAL
    10 - 3.2.1 Purpose
    10 - 3.2.2 Ability to maintain circuit integrity
    10 - 3.2.3 Compliance
    11 - 3.3 SECOND CHARACTERISTIC NUMERAL
    11 - 3.3.1 Purpose
    11 - 3.3.2 Test conditions
    11 - 3.3.3 Compliance
    11 - 3.3.4 Classification
    12 - 3.4 SUPPLEMENTARY LETTER W
    12 - 3.4.1 Purpose
    12 - 3.4.2 Ability to maintain circuit integrity
    12 - 3.4.3 Compliance
    13 - 3.5 EXAMPLES OF CLASSIFICATIONS
    15 - APPENDIX A - FIRE TEST METHOD-CABLES AND BUSWAYS
    15 - A1 SCOPE
    15 - A2 APPLICATION
    15 - A3 PRINCIPLE
    15 - A4 TEST SPECIMENS
    15 - A4.1 General
    15 - A4.2 Cables
    18 - A4.3 Busways
    19 - A4.4 Supports and fixings
    19 - 0 A4.7 Testing of more than one cable group or busway
    19 - A5 APPARATUS
    19 - A5.1 Required apparatus
    20 - A5.2 Monitoring system
    24 - A6 PROCEDURE
    24 - A6.1 Busways
    24 - A6.2 Cables
    24 - A6.3 MIMS cables
    24 - A6.4 Common procedure
    25 - A7 TEST CRITERIA
    25 - A8 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    25 - A9 RETENTION OF SPECIMENS
    26 - A10 RETESTING OF SAMPLES
    26 - A11 CLASSIFICATION
    27 - APPENDIX B - WATER TEST METHOD-CABLES AND BUSWAYS
    27 - B1 SCOPE
    27 - B2 APPLICATION
    27 - B3 PRINCIPLE
    27 - B4 TEST SPECIMENS
    27 - B5 APPARATUS
    28 - B6 PROCEDURE
    29 - B7 TEST CRITERIA
    29 - B8 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    30 - B9 RETENTION OF SPECIMENS
    30 - B10 RETESTING OF SPECIMENS
    30 - B11 CLASSIFICATION
    31 - APPENDIX C - FIRE TEST METHOD-SUPPORTS AND FIXINGS
    31 - C1 SCOPE
    31 - C2 APPLICATION
    31 - C3 PRINCIPLE
    31 - C4 TEST SPECIMENS
    31 - C4.1 Supports
    31 - C4.2 Fixings
    32 - C5 APPARATUS
    32 - C6 PROCEDURE
    32 - C7 TEST CRITERIA
    32 - C8 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    33 - C9 RETENTION OF SPECIMENS
    33 - C10 RETESTING OF SPECIMENS
    33 - C11 CLASSIFICATION
    34 - APPENDIX D - MECHANICAL TEST METHOD-IMPACT TEST
    34 - D1 SCOPE
    34 - D2 APPLICATION
    34 - D3 PRINCIPLE
    34 - D4 TEST METHODOLOGY
    35 - D5 APPARATUS
    36 - D6 PROCEDURE
    36 - D6.1 Procedure-Cables and busways
    37 - D6.2 Procedure-Circular wiring enclosures
    37 - D6.3 Procedure-Non-circular wiring enclosures
    38 - D7 TEST CRITERIA
    38 - D7.1 Cables and busways
    38 - D7.2 Enclosures
    38 - D8 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    38 - D9 RETENTION OF SPECIMENS
    38 - D10 RETESTING OF SPECIMENS
    39 - D11 CLASSIFICATION
    39 - D11.1 Cables and Busway
    39 - D11.2 Enclosures
    40 - APPENDIX E - MECHANICAL TEST METHOD-CUTTING TEST
    40 - E1 SCOPE
    40 - E2 APPLICATION
    40 - E3 PRINCIPLE
    40 - E4 TEST METHODOLOGY
    40 - E5 APPARATUS
    41 - E6 PROCEDURE
    42 - E7 TEST CRITERIA
    42 - E8 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    42 - E9 RETENTION OF SPECIMENS
    42 - E10 RETESTING OF SAMPLES
    42 - E11 CLASSIFICATION
    42 - E11.1 Cables
    43 - E11.2 Enclosures
    44 - APPENDIX F - GUIDE TO USE OF THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
    44 - F1 APPLICATION
    44 - F2 FIRE PROTECTED WIRING SYSTEMS
    44 - F3 MECHANICALLY PROTECTED WIRING SYSTEMS
    44 - F3.1 General
    44 - F3.2 Unenclosed wiring systems
    44 - F3.3 Enclosed wiring systems
    45 - F4 GUIDE TO MECHANICAL PROTECTION CLASSIFICATION

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Sets out a classification scheme for wiring systems according to their resistance to the hazards of fire and mechanical damage. Type tests to verify the level of protection provided by a wiring system are given. Intended for reference in other Standards which specify wiring systems with a degree of resistance to damage from fire or mechanical impact.

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    This Standard sets out a classification system for wiring system elements. The classification is according to the wiring system’s ability to—a) maintain circuit integrity under fire conditions for a specified period; andb) maintain circuit integrity against mechanical damage of specified severity.It specifies type tests to classify the performance of the various types of wiring system elements.If an assembled wiring system is tested to this Standard, the classification achieved cannot be assigned to any one of its individual elements. The wiring system classification achieved shall only be applicable to the assembled wiring system as tested.This Standard does not address the screening function of screened cables after exposure to fire conditions.Note: Elements of a wiring system might need replacement after exposure to fire conditions or mechanical damage.

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    Committee EL-037
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 14/08/2020.
    This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2020 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 14/08/2020
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published in Australia as AS 3013-1990.
    Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 3013:1995.
    Third edition 2005.
    Reconfirmed 2020. Originated as AS3013-1990. Previous edition AS/NZS3013:1995. Third edition 2005.

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

    AS/NZS 2053.6:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Profile-wall, smooth-bore conduits and fittings of insulating material
    AS 1074-1989 Steel tubes and tubulars for ordinary service (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2053-1984 Non-metallic conduits and fittings
    AS/NZS 2053.3:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid plain conduits and fittings of fibre-reinforced concrete material (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2053.2:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid plain conduits and fittings of insulating material
    AS 1530.4-2005 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance test of elements of construction
    AS/NZS 2053.5:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Corrugated conduits and fittings of insulating material
    AS/NZS 3808:2000 Insulating and sheathing materials for electric cables
    NZS 3000:1997 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND PREMISES
    AS/NZS 2053.1:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations General requirements
    AS/NZS 2053.7:2002 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid metal conduits and fittings
    AS/NZS 3187:1995 Approval and test specification - Mineral-insulated metal-sheathed cables
    AS/NZS 2053.4:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Flexible plain conduits and fittings of insulating material
    AS/NZS 2053.8:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Flexible conduits and fittings of metal or composite material
    AS 1530.4-1997 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance tests of elements of building construction
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 5000.1:2005 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 5000.1:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV
    NZS 4512:2010 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2118.5-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Domestic
    AS/NZS 4507:2006 Cables - Classification of characteristics when exposed to fire
    AS 2118.1:2017 Automatic fire sprinkler systems General systems
    AS 4118.1.4-1994 Fire sprinkler systems Components - Valve monitors
    AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997 Interior lighting Industrial tasks and processes
    AS 1530.4-2005 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance test of elements of construction
    AS 2941-2002 Fixed fire protection installations - Pumpset systems
    AS/NZS 1668.1:1998 The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings Fire and smoke control in multi-compartment buildings
    AS/NZS 3009:1998 Electrical installations - Emergency power supplies in hospitals
    AS 2941-2008 Fixed fire protection installations - Pumpset systems
    AS 2118.6-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Combined sprinkler and hydrant
    AS 2118.4-2012 Automatic fire sprinkler systems Sprinkler protection for accommodation buildings not exceeding four storeys in height
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 2067-2008 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.
    AS 2941-2013 Fixed fire protection installations - Pumpset systems
    AS 1735.2-2001 Lifts, escalators and moving walks Passenger and goods lifts - Electric
    AS 2118.2-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Wall wetting sprinklers (Drenchers)
    AS 2293.1-2005 Emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings - System design, installation and operation
    AS 1670.5:2016 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning Special hazards systems
    AS 2118.6-2012 Automatic fire sprinkler systems Combined sprinkler and hydrant systems in multistorey buildings
    AS 2118.4-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Residential
    AS 4214:2018 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems
    AS 2067:2016 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.
    AS 3772-2008 Pre-engineered fire protection systems for cooking equipment
    AS/NZS 1680.2.4:2017 Interior and workplace lighting Industrial tasks and processes
    AS 2118.1-2006 Automatic fire sprinkler systems General systems
    AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Unamended Hardcopy + Amendments) Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 4487-2013 Condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems - Requirements for system design, installation and commissioning and test methods for components
    AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings System design, installation and operation
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