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    FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEMS IN NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  31-08-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2013

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Section 1: General
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Need for a fire detection and fire alarm
       system and type of system
    5 Categories of system
    6 Exchange of information and definition of
       responsibilities
    7 Variations from the recommendations of
       this standard
    Section 2: Design considerations
    8 Relationship between system Category and
       areas protected
    9 Actuation of other fire protection systems or
       safety facilities
    10 Systems in explosive gas or dust atmospheres
    11 System components
    12 Monitoring, integrity and reliability of circuits
       external to control equipment
    13 Detection zones
    14 Alarm zones
    15 Communication with the fire and rescue service
    16 Audible alarm signals
    17 Visual alarm signals
    18 Fire alarm warnings for people with impaired hearing
    19 Staged fire alarms
    20 Manual call points
    21 Types of fire detector and their selection
    22 Spacing and siting of automatic fire detectors
    23 Control and indicating equipment
    24 Networked systems
    25 Power supplies
    26 Cables, wiring and other interconnections
    27 Radio-linked systems
    28 Electromagnetic compatibility
    29 Electrical safety
    Section 3: Limitation of false alarms
    30 Responsibility for limitation of false alarms
    31 Categories of false alarms
    32 Acceptable rate of false alarms
    33 Causes of false alarms
    34 Design process for limitation of false alarms
    35 Measures to limit false alarms
    Section 4: Installation
    36 Responsibility of installer
    37 Installation practices and workmanship
    38 Inspection and testing of wiring
    Section 5: Commissioning and handover
    39 Commissioning
    40 Documentation
    41 Certification
    42 Acceptance
    43 Verification
    Section 6: Maintenance
    44 Routine testing
    45 Inspection and servicing
    46 Non-routine attention
    Section 7: User's responsibilities
    47 Premises management
    48 Logbook
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - Choice of appropriate
            category of fire detection and fire
            alarm system
    Annex B (informative) - Typical noise levels in
            buildings
    Annex C (normative) - Control and transmission
            equipment for tactile alarm devices provided
            for people with impaired hearing systems
    Annex D (normative) - Method for calculating
            standby battery capacity
    Annex E (informative) - Schematic for design against
            false alarms
    Annex F (informative) - Visual alarm device illumination
            characteristics
    Annex G (informative) - Model format for system logbook
    Annex H (informative) - Model certificates
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Gives recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings, other than domestic premises.

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    Committee FSH/12/1
    Development Note Supersedes BS 5839-1(2002) & 12/30260278 DC. (04/2013)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS EN 54-4:1998 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 4: POWER SUPPLY EQUIPMENT
    BS 7671(2008) : 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
    BS EN 54-2 : 1998 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 2: CONTROL AND INDICATING EQUIPMENT
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    BS EN 54-5 : 2017 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 5: HEAT DETECTORS - POINT HEAT DETECTORS
    BS EN 50136-1 : 2012 ALARM SYSTEMS - ALARM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALARM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
    BS EN 60079-14:2014 Explosive atmospheres Electrical installations design, selection and erection
    BS 8434-2(2003) : 2003 METHODS OF TEST FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRE INTEGRITY OF ELECTRIC CABLES - PART 2: TEST FOR UNPROTECTED SMALL CABLES FOR USE IN EMERGENCY CIRCUITS - BS EN 50200 WITH A 930 DEGREE C FLAME AND WITH WATER SPRAY
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    PD 7974-4:2003 APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PART 4: DETECTION OF FIRE AND ACTIVATION OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS (SUB-SYSTEM 4)
    BS EN 54-10:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Flame detectors. Point detectors
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    BS 7974:2001 CODE OF PRACTICE ON THE APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS
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    BS ISO 7240-8:2014 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 8: POINT-TYPE FIRE DETECTORS USING A CARBON MONOXIDE SENSOR IN COMBINATION WITH A HEAT SENSOR
    BS EN 54-25:2008 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Components using radio links
    BS EN 54-20:2006 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 20: ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTORS
    BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Manual call points
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