• AS 1670-1986

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    Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - System design, installation, and commissioning

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

    Superseded date:  06-24-2021

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    Published date:  01-01-1986

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1670-1986 AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS - SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND COMMISSIONING
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1. SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE.
    6 - 1.2 APPLICATION.
    6 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS.
    6 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS.
    6 - 1.4.1 Activating device
    6 - 1.4.2 Addressable alarm zone facility
    6 - 1.4.3 Addressable system
    6 - 1.4.4 Ancillary control facility (ACF)
    6 - 1.4.4A Alarm verification facility (AVF)
    6 - 1.4.5 Approved and approval
    6 - 1.4.6 Corridor
    6 - 1.4.7 Cupboard
    6 - 1.4.8 Distributed system
    6 - 1.4.9 Extra-low voltage
    6 - 1.4.10 Fault signal
    6 - 1.4.11 Fire alarm signal
    6 - 1.4.12 Level surface
    6 - 1.4.13 Low voltage
    6 - 1.4.14 Power supply
    6 - 1.4.15 Protected area
    6 - 1.4.16 Protected building
    6 - 1.4.17 Regulatory Authority
    6 - 1.5 COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER STANDARDS.
    7 - SECTION 2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    7 - 2.1 COMPONENTS.
    7 - 2.2 SEPARATION OF SYSTEMS.
    8 - 2.3 LOCATION OF DETECTORS.
    8 - 2.3.1 General.
    8 - 2.3.2 Specific locations.
    9 - 2.4 LOCATIONS WHERE PROTECTION IS NOT REQUIRED
    9 - 2.5 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS.
    9 - 2.5.1 General.
    9 - 2.5.2 Separation of wiring systems.
    10 - 2.5.3 Connection to existing installations.
    10 - 2.5.4 Equipment and its location.
    11 - 2.5.5 Alarm verification facilities.
    11 - 2.6 ALARM ZONE LIMITATIONS.
    11 - 2.6.1 General.
    11 - 2.6.2 Addressable systems.
    12 - 2.6.3 Distributed systems.
    13 - 2.6.4 Intermixing of activating devices.
    13 - 2.6.5 Air-handling equipment.
    13 - 2.7 INSTALLATION WIRING.
    13 - 2.7.1 General.
    13 - 2.7.2 Conductors.
    13 - 2.7.3 Cable colour.
    13 - 2.7.4 Telephone-type cable.
    13 - 2.7.5 Joints and terminations.
    13 - 2.7.6 Telecom line connection.
    13 - 2.7.7 Fire control station connection.
    14 - SECTION 3. HEAT DETECTION SYSTEMS
    14 - 3.1 SPACING AND LOCATION OF DETECTORS.
    14 - 3.1.1 General.
    14 - 3.1.2 Spacing between detectors for flat ceilings.
    14 - 3.1.3 Spacing from walls, partitions, or registers.
    14 - 3.1.4 Reduced spacing.
    15 - 3.1.5 Spacing in concealed spaces requiring protection
    15 - 3.2 LINE-TYPE SYSTEMS- TUBULAR OR CABLE
    19 - SECTION 4. SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEMS
    19 - 4.1 GENERAL.
    19 - 4.2 SPACING AND LOCATION OF DETECTORS.
    19 - 4.2.1 General.
    19 - 4.2.2 Spacing between detectors.
    19 - 4.2.3 Spacing from walls, partitions, or registers.
    20 - 4.2.4 Reduction in spacing.
    20 - 4.2.5 Spacing in concealed spaces requiring protection
    20 - 4.2.6 Spacing where additional protection is required.
    20 - 4.3 SAMPLING SYSTEMS.
    20 - 4.3.1 General.
    20 - 4.3.2 System design.
    21 - 4.3.3 Air pumps (fans).
    27 - SECTION 5. FLAME DETECTION SYSTEMS
    27 - 5.1 GENERAL.
    27 - 5.2 SPACING AND LOCATION OF DETECTORS.
    27 - 5.3 ALARM ZONE LIMITATIONS.
    27 - 5.4 FIXING OF DETECTORS.
    27 - 5.5 DETECTOR LENSES.
    27 - 5.6 PROTECTION FROM WEATHER.
    28 - SECTION 6. COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE
    28 - 6.1 COMMISSIONING OF INSTALLATION.
    28 - 6.1.1 General.
    28 - 6.1.2 Commissioning tests.
    29 - 6.2 INSTALLER’S STATEMENT, ‘AS-INSTALLED’ DIAGRAMS, AND COMMISSIONING REPORT
    29 - 6.3 LOGBOOK.
    29 - 6.4 MAINTENANCE.
    30 - APPENDIX A - GUIDANCE FOR THE SELECTION OF DETECTORS
    30 - A1 INTRODUCTION.
    30 - A2 GENERAL NOTES ON DETECTORS.
    30 - A3 HEAT DETECTORS.
    30 - A3.1 General.
    31 - A3.2 Application.
    31 - A4 SMOKE DETECTORS.
    31 - A4.1 General.
    32 - A4.2 Application.
    33 - A5 FLAME DETECTORS.
    33 - A5.1 Flame characteristics.
    33 - A5.2 Detector characteristics.
    34 - A5.3 Selection.
    34 - A5.4 Field of view considerations.
    35 - A5.5 Spurious alarms.
    37 - APPENDIX B - STANDARD FORM OF INSTALLER’S STATEMENT FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
    39 - APPENDIX C - FIRE ALARM SYMBOLS
    41 - APPENDIX D - COMMISSIONING TEST REPORT
    44 - ANNEX - LIST OF REFERENCED AND RELATED DOCUMENTS

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    Specifies requirements for the design, installation, and commissioning of automatic fire detection systems. Definitions, general requirements applicable to all systems, and specific requirements for heat detection, smoke detection, and flame detection systems are given. Appendices set out recommendations on the selection of types of thermal detectors and on the application of smoke and flame detectors, together with a standard form of installer's statement for a fire alarm system, fire alarm symbols, and commissioning test report.

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    This standard sets out requirements for the system design, installation, and commissioning of automatic fire detection and alarm systems and components that are manufactured in accordance with AS 1603.

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    Committee FP-002
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note (In Rul F/1). See also AS 1670.1-1995
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    Available SupersededUnder Revision See DR 94182 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. 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.

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    AS/NZS 1905.1:1997 Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant walls Fire-resistant doorsets
    AS 2118.3-1997 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Deluge
    AS 1603.8-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Multi-point aspirated smoke detectors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2834-1995 Computer accommodation
    AS 1603.1-1997 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Heat detectors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 4487:1997 Pyrogen fire extinguishing aerosol systems
    AS 4050(INT)-1992 Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Firefighters control and indicating facilities
    AS 1603.5-1991 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Manual call points
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    SAA HB20-1996 Graphical symbols for fire protection drawings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2419.1-1991 Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning
    AS 4587-1999 Water mist fire protection systems - System design, installation and commissioning
    AS 2201.2-1992 Intruder alarm systems - Central stations
    AS 4326-1995 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS 1851.12-1995 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Gaseous fire extinguishing systems
    AS 2118.6-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Combined sprinkler and hydrant
    AS 1603.7-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Optical beam smoke detectors
    AS 1851.11-1991 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Halon 1301 total flooding systems
    AS 1603.2-1997 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Point type smoke detectors
    AS 1668.1-1991 The use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings - Fire and smoke control
    AS 1603.3-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Heat alarms
    AS 2118.2-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Wall wetting sprinklers (Drenchers)
    AS 3786-1993 Smoke alarms
    AS 2118.4-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Residential
    AS/NZS 1851.16:1997 Maintenance of fire protection equipment Pyrogen fire extinguishing aerosol systems
    AS 2118.1-1995 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Standard
    AS/NZS 2927:2001 The storage and handling of liquefied chlorine gas
    AS 4214.3-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Carbon dioxide systems
    AS 2419.1-1994 Fire hydrant installations - System design, installation and commissioning
    AS/NZS 3013:1995 Electrical installations - Classification of the fire and mechanical performance of wiring systems
    AS 4332-1995 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS 4214.1-1995 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - General requirements
    AS 4428.9-1996 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - Control and indicating equipment - Requirements for wire-free alarm zone circuits
    HB 46-1993 Guide to residential fire safety
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