• AS 1670.1-2004

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    Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning Fire

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    Published date:  04-29-2004

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1670.1-2004 FIRE DETECTION, WARNING, CONTROL AND INTERCOM SYSTEMS-SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATIO AND COMMISSIONING - PART 1: F
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    8 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    10 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    10 - 1.4.1 Adjacent
    10 - 1.4.2 Alarm acknowledgment facility
    10 - 1.4.3 Alarm signalling equipment
    10 - 1.4.4 Alarm verification facility
    10 - 1.4.5 Approval (approved)
    10 - 1.4.6 Contiguous
    10 - 1.4.7 Corridor
    10 - 1.4.8 Cupboard
    10 - 1.4.9 Designated building entry point
    10 - 1.4.10 Designated site entry point
    10 - 1.4.11 Distributed system
    10 - 1.4.12 Extra-low voltage
    11 - 1.4.13 Fire dispatch centre
    11 - 1.4.14 Level surface
    11 - 1.4.15 Low voltage
    11 - 1.4.16 Monitoring service provider
    11 - 1.4.17 Multi-sensor detector
    11 - 1.4.18 Occupied area
    11 - 1.4.19 Power supply
    11 - 1.4.20 Protected area
    11 - 1.4.21 Protected building
    11 - 1.4.22 Separate cable path
    11 - 1.4.23 Site
    11 - 1.4.24 Sloping surface
    11 - 1.4.25 Sole occupancy unit
    11 - 1.4.26 Supervised
    12 - 1.5 INTERPRETATION OF SPECIFIED LIMITING VALUES
    13 - SECTION 2 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
    13 - 2.1 COMPONENTS
    14 - 2.2 SEPARATION OF SYSTEMS
    14 - 2.3 DESIGNATED ENTRY POINT
    14 - 2.3.1 Designated building entry point
    15 - 2.3.2 Designated site entry point
    15 - 2.4 ALARM ZONE LIMITATIONS
    17 - 2.5 ADDRESSABLE CIRCUITS
    18 - 2.6 DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
    18 - 2.6.1 Subindicator panels
    18 - 2.6.2 Distributed parts of CIE
    19 - 2.6.3 Signal path fault indication
    20 - 2.6.4 Signal path protection
    21 - SECTION 3 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
    21 - 3.1 GENERAL
    21 - 3.2 ALARM ACKNOWLEDGMENT FACILITY
    21 - 3.3 DEPENDENCY ON MORE THAN ONE ALARM SIGNAL (ALARM VERIFICATION FACILITY)
    22 - 3.4 ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING INSTALLATIONS
    22 - 3.5 MULTI-POINT ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTORS
    23 - 3.6 CONTROL OF ANCILLARY DEVICES
    23 - 3.6.1 General
    23 - 3.6.2 Fire suppression system activation
    23 - 3.7 DETECTOR ALARM INDICATION
    24 - 3.8 EXTERNAL ALARM INDICATION
    24 - 3.9 FIRE INDICATOR PANEL
    24 - 3.9.1 General
    24 - 3.9.2 Covering door
    24 - 3.9.3 Remote location
    24 - 3.9.4 Clearance
    25 - 3.10 ZONE BLOCK PLAN
    25 - 3.11 CO FIRE DETECTOR LABELLING
    25 - 3.12 FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
    26 - 3.13 FLOW/PRESSURE SWITCHES
    26 - 3.14 INTERMIXING OF ACTUATING DEVICES
    26 - 3.15 MANUAL CALL POINTS
    26 - 3.16 POWER SOURCES
    26 - 3.16.1 Primary power source
    26 - 3.16.2 Secondary power source
    26 - 3.16.3 Power source rating
    27 - 3.16.4 Battery capacity
    28 - 3.16.5 Batteries and enclosure
    28 - 3.16.6 Ancillary loads
    28 - 3.17 REMOTE INDICATORS FOR FIRE DETECTORS
    28 - 3.18 REMOTE MONITORING
    28 - 3.18.1 General
    28 - 3.18.2 Alarm signalling equipment
    29 - 3.18.3 Connection
    29 - 3.19 SMOKE AND FIRE DOOR RELEASE CONTROL
    29 - 3.20 SUBINDICATOR PANEL (SIP)
    29 - 3.21 VALVE MONITORING DEVICES
    29 - 3.22 OCCUPANT WARNING
    30 - 3.23 WIRE-FREE ALARM ZONE CIRCUITS
    30 - 3.24 WIRING
    30 - 3.24.1 General
    31 - 3.24.2 Telecommunications-type cables
    31 - 3.24.3 Conductors
    31 - 3.24.4 Cable colour
    31 - 3.24.5 Terminations
    32 - 3.24.6 Joints
    32 - 3.25 LOCATION OF DETECTORS
    32 - 3.25.1 General
    33 - 3.25.2 Accessible service tunnels
    33 - 3.25.3 Air-handling systems
    33 - 3.25.4 Concealed spaces
    33 - 3.25.4.1 General
    34 - 3.25.4.2 Electrical equipment
    34 - 3.25.4.3 Remote indicators for fire detectors
    34 - 3.25.5 Cupboards
    34 - 3.25.6 Intermediate horizontal surfaces
    34 - 3.25.7 Open grid ceilings
    35 - 3.25.8 Restricted fire service access
    35 - 3.25.9 Sole occupancy units
    35 - 3.25.10 Stairwells
    35 - 3.25.11 Transportable enclosures
    35 - 3.25.12 Vertical shafts and openings
    36 - 3.26 LOCATIONS WHERE DETECTORS ARE NOT REQUIRED
    36 - 3.27 FIRE BRIGADE PANEL
    37 - 3.28 MULTI-SENSOR DETECTORS
    38 - SECTION 4 HEAT DETECTORS
    38 - 4.1 SPACING AND LOCATION OF POINT-TYPE HEAT DETECTORS
    38 - 4.1.1 General
    38 - 4.1.2 Spacing between detectors for level surfaces
    39 - 4.1.3 Spacing of detectors for sloping surfaces
    39 - 4.1.4 Spacing from walls, partitions, or air supply openings
    39 - 4.1.5 Reduced spacing
    39 - 4.1.6 Spacing in concealed spaces requiring protection
    39 - 4.2 LINEAR HEAT DETECTORS
    44 - SECTION 5 SMOKE AND CO FIRE DETECTORS
    44 - 5.1 SPACING AND LOCATION OF POINT-TYPE DETECTORS
    44 - 5.1.1 General
    44 - 5.1.2 Spacing between detectors for level surfaces
    45 - 5.1.3 Spacing between detectors for sloping surfaces
    45 - 5.1.4 Spacing from walls, partitions, or air supply openings
    46 - 5.1.5 Areas of high airflows
    46 - 5.1.6 Location of detectors on level surfaces with deep beams
    47 - 5.1.7 Spacing in concealed spaces requiring protection
    47 - 5.2 MULTI-POINT ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTORS
    47 - 5.2.1 General
    47 - 5.2.2 System design
    53 - SECTION 6 FLAME DETECTORS
    53 - 6.1 LOCATION
    53 - 6.2 SPACING
    54 - SECTION 7 COMMISSIONING
    54 - 7.1 GENERAL
    56 - 7.2 DOCUMENTATION
    57 - 7.3 LOG
    58 - APPENDIX A - GUIDANCE FOR THE SELECTION OF DETECTORS
    58 - A1 INTRODUCTION
    58 - A2 GENERAL NOTES ON DETECTORS
    59 - A3 HEAT DETECTORS OR HEAT ALARMS
    59 - A3.1 General
    60 - A3.2 Application
    61 - A4 SMOKE DETECTORS OR SMOKE ALARMS
    61 - A4.1 General
    62 - A4.2 Application
    62 - A4.2.1 General
    62 - A4.2.2 Location considerations
    63 - A4.2.3 Ceiling surfaces
    63 - A4.2.4 Stratification
    63 - A4.2.5 Airflow
    63 - A4.2.6 Ducts
    64 - A4.2.7 Special considerations
    64 - A5 MULTI-SENSOR DETECTORS
    64 - A6 ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTORS
    64 - A6.1 General
    64 - A6.2 Detector principles
    64 - A6.2.1 General
    65 - A6.2.2 Light scatter
    65 - A6.2.3 Particle counting
    65 - A6.3 Types
    65 - A6.3.1 General
    65 - A6.3.2 Very high sensitivity (typically for up to 2000 m 2 )
    65 - A6.3.3 Normal sensitivity (typically for a similar coverage of a single point detector)
    65 - A6.4 Pipe network and aggregation
    66 - A6.5 Flow sensing
    66 - A6.6 Dust filters detection and rejection
    66 - A6.7 Applications
    67 - A7 CARBON MONOXIDE FIRE DETECTORS
    67 - A7.1 General
    67 - A7.2 Application
    67 - A7.2.1 General
    68 - A7.2.2 Stratification
    68 - A7.2.3 Airflow
    68 - A7.2.4 Ducts
    68 - A7.2.5 Special considerations
    68 - A8 FLAME DETECTORS
    68 - A8.1 General
    69 - A8.2 Radiation sources and inhibitors
    69 - A8.2.1 General
    69 - A8.2.2 Radiation sources
    70 - A8.2.3 Radiation inhibitors
    70 - A8.3 Ultraviolet flame detection techniques
    70 - A8.3.1 Detection principles
    70 - A8.3.2 Advantages
    71 - A8.3.3 Limitations
    71 - A8.4 Single-channel infra-red detectors
    71 - A8.4.1 Detection principles
    71 - A8.4.2 Advantages
    72 - A8.4.3 Limitations
    72 - A8.5 Ultraviolet/infra-red (single-channel) flame detectors
    72 - A8.5.1 Detection principles
    72 - A8.5.2 Advantage
    72 - A8.5.3 Limitations
    73 - A8.6 Dual-channel infra-red flame detectors
    73 - A8.6.1 Detection principles
    73 - A8.6.2 Advantages
    73 - A8.6.3 Limitations
    74 - A8.7 Triple-channel infra-red flame detectors
    74 - A8.7.1 Detection principles
    74 - A8.7.2 Advantages
    75 - A8.7.3 Limitations
    76 - APPENDIX B - FIRE RATED WIRING SYSTEMS
    76 - B1 PROTECTION AGAINST EXPOSURE TO FIRE
    76 - B2 PROTECTION AGAINST MECHANICAL DAMAGE
    76 - B2.1 General
    76 - B2.2 WSXX
    76 - B2.3 WSX1
    76 - B2.4 WSX2
    77 - B2.5 WSX3
    77 - B2.6 WSX4
    77 - B2.7 WSX5
    77 - B3 PROTECTION AGAINST HOSING WITH WATER
    78 - APPENDIX C - EXAMPLES OF POWER SOURCE CAPACITY CALCULATIONS
    78 - C1 BATTERY CAPACITY CALCULATIONS
    78 - C1.1 Typical IQ calculation
    79 - C1.2 Typical IA calculation
    79 - C2 PRIMARY POWER SOURCE CALCULATIONS
    79 - C2.1 Battery charger current calculation
    80 - C2.2 Power supply requirement
    81 - APPENDIX D - FIRE ALARM SYMBOLS
    83 - APPENDIX E - COMMISSIONING TEST REPORT
    87 - APPENDIX F - STANDARD FORM OF INSTALLER’S STATEMENT FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies requirements for the design, installation and commissioning of fire detection and alarm systems.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out requirements for the design, installation and commissioning of fire detection and alarm systems comprising components complying with the requirements of the appropriate product Standards.

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    Committee FP-002
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as part of AS CA15-1961.Second edition 1965.Third edition 1967.Fourth edition 1971.Revised and redesignated AS 1670-1974.Second edition 1983.Revised and designated in part as AS 1670-1986.Fourth edition AS 1670-1995.Redesignated AS 1670.1-1995.AS 1670.2 first published 1997.AS 1670.1-1995 and AS 1670.2-1997 revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS 1670.1-2004. Originated as part of AS CA15-1961. Previous edition AS 1670.1-1995. AS 1670.1-1995 and AS 1670.2-1997 revised, amalgamated and designated as AS 1670.1-2004. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (November 2005).

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    AS 2118.1-1999 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General requirements
    AS 1668.1-1991 The use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings - Fire and smoke control
    AS 2118.4-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Residential
    AS 4428.6-1997 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Alarm signalling equipment
    AS 1603.11-2001 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Visual warning devices
    AS 7240.7-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems Point-type smoke detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization (ISO 7240-7:2003, MOD) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1603.3-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Heat alarms
    AS 4428.0-1997 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - General requirements and test methods
    AS 1603.15-2002 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Remote indicators
    AS 1603.13-1998 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Duct sampling units
    AS 1603.2-1997 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Point type smoke detectors
    AS 1603.8-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Multi-point aspirated smoke detectors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1851.8-1987 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
    AS 7240.15-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems Point type fire detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization sensors in combination with a heat sensor (ISO 7240-15:2004, MOD) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 4428.1-1998 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Fire
    AS 1603.5-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Manual call points
    AS 7240.2-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems Control and indicating equipment (ISO 7240-2:2003, MOD)
    AS 4214-2002 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems
    AS 1259.1-1990 Acoustics - Sound level meters - Non-integrating
    AS 1603.14-2001 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Point type carbon monoxide (CO) fire detectors
    AS 1670.4-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning Sound systems and intercom systems for emergency purposes
    AS 12239-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems - Smoke alarms (ISO 12239:2003, MOD)
    AS 2706-2003 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4428.5-1998 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment Power supply units (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3786-1993 Smoke alarms
    AS 2659.1-1988 Guide to the use of sound measuring equipment - Portable sound level meters
    AS/NZS 3013:1995 Electrical installations - Classification of the fire and mechanical performance of wiring systems
    AS 7240.5-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems Point type heat detectors (ISO 7240-5:2003, MOD)
    AS 1603.1-1997 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Heat detectors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 4130:2003 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications
    AS 4029.2-1992 Stationary batteries - Lead-acid - Valve-regulated sealed type
    AS 4029.3-1993 Stationary batteries - Lead-acid Pure lead positive pasted plate type
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 2484.2-1991 Fire - Glossary of terms Fire protection and firefighting equipment
    AS 2053-1984 Non-metallic conduits and fittings
    AS 4029.1-1994 Stationary batteries - Lead-acid Vented type (based on and including the full text of IEC 896-1)
    AS 1670.3-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire alarm monitoring
    AS 4428.9-1996 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Requirements for wire-free alarm zone circuits
    AS 1603.7-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Optical beam smoke detectors

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    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS 2118.3-2010 Automatic fire sprinkler systems Deluge systems
    AS 1851-2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
    AS 4326-2008 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS 2118.2-2010 Automatic fire sprinkler systems Drencher systems
    AS 1603.11-2010 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Visual warning devices
    AS 4428.3-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Fire brigade panel
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 1668.1:1998 The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings Fire and smoke control in multi-compartment buildings
    AS 1603.17-2011 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Warning equipment for people with hearing impairment
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 3007.3-2004 Electrical installations - Surface mines and associated processing plant - General requirements for equipment and ancillaries
    AS 3786-1993 Smoke alarms
    AS 2118.6-2012 Automatic fire sprinkler systems Combined sprinkler and hydrant systems in multistorey buildings
    AS 4428.9-2006 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Requirements for wire-free alarm zone circuits
    AS 1428.5-2010 Design for access and mobility Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired
    AS 2201.2-2004 Intruder alarm systems Monitoring centres
    AS 4825-2011 Tunnel fire safety
    AS 2118.1-2006 Automatic fire sprinkler systems General systems
    AS 1851-2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    AS/NZS 3007:2013 Electrical equipment in mines and quarries - Surface installations and associated processing plant
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