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    Automatic fire sprinkler systems Home fire sprinkler systems (Reconfirmed 2020)

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

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-23-2008

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 2118.5-2008 AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS - HOME FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - FOREWORD
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 OBJECTIVE
    9 - 1.3 COMPETENT PERSONS
    9 - 1.3.1 General
    9 - 1.3.2 Installation
    9 - 1.4 NORMATIVE REFERENCES
    10 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
    10 - 1.5.1 Competent person
    10 - 1.5.2 Home sprinkler
    10 - 1.5.3 Home sprinkler system, combined
    10 - 1.5.4 Home sprinkler system, independent
    10 - 1.5.5 K factor
    10 - 1.5.6 Listed
    10 - 1.5.7 Piping
    11 - 1.5.8 Priority demand valve
    11 - 1.5.9 Shall
    11 - 1.5.10 Should
    11 - 1.6 ABBREVIATIONS
    12 - SECTION 2 INSTALLATION
    12 - 2.1 GENERAL
    12 - 2.2 EXTENT OF SPRINKLER PROTECTION
    14 - 2.3 SMOKE ALARMS
    15 - 2.4 SYSTEM TYPE
    15 - 2.5 INSTALLATION CONFIGURATIONS
    15 - 2.5.1 General
    15 - 2.5.2 Combined systems
    15 - 2.5.3 Independent systems
    15 - 2.5.4 Pipe routing
    15 - 2.5.5 Electrical safety precautions and earthing
    20 - SECTION 3 WATER SUPPLIES
    20 - 3.1 GENERAL
    20 - 3.2 SUPPLY
    20 - 3.3 SOURCE OF SUPPLY
    20 - 3.3.1 Combined system
    22 - 3.3.2 Independent systems
    25 - 3.4 SUPPLY AVAILABILITY-NETWORK UTILITY OPERATOR DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
    25 - 3.5 SUPPLY FLOW, PRESSURE AND DURATION
    25 - 3.6 PUMPSETS
    25 - 3.6.1 General
    25 - 3.6.2 Pump duty
    25 - 3.6.3 Pumpset starting-Pressure switches
    25 - 3.6.4 Power supply
    26 - 3.6.5 Wiring
    27 - 3.6.6 Valves
    27 - 3.6.7 Pressure gauges
    27 - 3.6.8 Maximum allowable working pressure
    27 - 3.6.9 Marking
    28 - 3.7 TANKS
    28 - 3.7.1 General
    28 - 3.7.2 Storage tanks-Atmospheric
    28 - 3.7.3 Storage tanks-Pressure
    29 - SECTION 4 DESIGN AND HYDRAULICS
    29 - 4.1 GENERAL
    29 - 4.2 DESIGN CRITERIA
    29 - 4.2.1 Design data
    29 - 4.2.2 Number of sprinklers in operation
    29 - 4.2.3 Design flow
    29 - 4.3 SPACING OF SPRINKLERS
    29 - 4.3.1 General
    30 - 4.3.2 Obstructions to water distribution
    34 - 4.3.3 Impact of response time
    41 - 4.4 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS
    41 - 4.4.1 General
    41 - 4.4.2 Minimum sprinkler pressure
    44 - 4.4.3 Hydraulic calculation
    54 - SECTION 5 COMPONENTS
    54 - 5.1 GENERAL
    54 - 5.2 PIPE AND PIPE FITTINGS
    54 - 5.2.1 General
    54 - 5.2.2 Protection against fire
    54 - 5.2.3 Pipe identification
    55 - 5.2.4 Pipe supports
    55 - 5.2.5 Pipe in-line devices
    55 - 5.3 VALVES
    55 - 5.3.1 General
    55 - 5.3.2 Backflow protection
    55 - 5.3.3 Domestic service isolating valve (independent systems)
    55 - 5.3.4 Remote test valve and test assembly
    56 - 5.4 WATER METER ASSEMBLY
    56 - 5.4.1 General
    56 - 5.4.2 Meter valve tag(s)
    57 - 5.5 SPRINKLERS
    57 - 5.5.1 General
    57 - 5.5.2 Spare sprinklers and spanner
    57 - 5.5.3 Painting of sprinklers
    61 - SECTION 6 COMMISSIONING
    62 - APPENDIX A - OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
    62 - A1 SCOPE
    62 - A2 UNPROTECTED AREAS
    62 - A3 ROOF SPACES
    62 - A4 ALARMS
    62 - A5 WATER SUPPLIES
    63 - A6 PRIORITY DEMAND VALVE
    63 - A7 PRESSURE GAUGE
    64 - APPENDIX B - CONSUMER INFORMATION
    66 - APPENDIX C - HOME SPRINKLERS-OWNER'S GUIDE TO FUNCTIONS AND BENEFITS
    66 - C1 GENERAL
    66 - C1.1 Home fire sprinkler systems are designed to:
    66 - C1.2 Home fire sprinkler systems are not designed to:
    66 - C2 SPRINKLER SYSTEM COMPONENTS
    66 - C2.1 Smoke alarms
    67 - C2.2 Water supply
    67 - C2.3 Water supply shut-off valve
    67 - C2.4 Domestic water-isolating valve
    67 - C2.5 Sprinkler system pressure gauge
    67 - C2.6 Sprinkler system pipework
    67 - C2.7 ‘Home’ sprinkler
    67 - C2.8 Areas not covered by the sprinkler system
    68 - C3 MODIFICATIONS TO PLUMBING SYSTEM AFTER INSTALLATION
    68 - C4 RECOMMENDED DAY-TO-DAY PRACTICES
    68 - C5 IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
    69 - C6 SPRINKLER OPERATION UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS
    69 - C7 WATER SUPPLY PRESSURE AND FLOWS
    70 - APPENDIX D - MAINTENANCE
    70 - D1 GENERAL
    70 - D2 MONTHLY CHECKS
    70 - D3 ANNUAL CHECKS
    71 - APPENDIX E - WATER SUPPLY TESTS
    71 - E1 GENERAL
    71 - E2 STATIC PRESSURE TEST
    71 - E3 RESIDUAL PRESSURE TEST
    73 - APPENDIX F - HYDRAULIC CALCULATION
    74 - APPENDIX G - PROTECTION OF PIPING AGAINST FIRE
    74 - G1 GENERAL
    74 - G2 TEST SAMPLES
    74 - G3 TEST FIRE SOURCE
    74 - G4 TEST ENCLOSURE
    75 - G5 TEST PROCEDURE
    76 - APPENDIX H - COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

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    Specifies requirements for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler systems for one and two family homes.

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    This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the components, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of automatic home fire sprinkler systems for one- and two-family homes. It provides two options, namely an independent piping system serving fire sprinklers only or a combined piping system serving both the fire sprinklers and the domestic plumbing fixtures.This Standard is intended to provide a degree of life safety and property protection for the occupants of one- and two-family homes as follows:(a) Single dwellings, detached houses.(b) Terrace houses, townhouses, villa units (multiple adjoining dwellings which are separated by fire rated walls).(c) Moveable or relocatable dwellings.(d) Cabins.(e) ‘Granny’ flats.This Standard does not apply to residential occupancies covered by AS 2118.1 (general systems) and AS 2118.4 (residential systems).NOTES: 1 This Standard provides minimum requirements; however, in certain circumstances, such as concealed spaces used for storage purposes, extended protection may be considered. Guidance on optional additional protection is given in Appendix A.2 The installation of smoke alarms forms an integral part of the requirements of this Standard.3 The design criteria in this Standard are aimed at maintaining survival conditions for a period of at least 10 min during which it is assumed that evacuation will be accomplished.4 Consumer information is provided in Appendix B.5 Guide to function and benefits of home sprinklers is provided in Appendix C.6 Information on maintenance is given in Appendix D.

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    Committee FP-004
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 25/09/2020.
    This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2020 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 25/09/2020
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 2118.5-1995.
    Second edition 2008.
    Reconfirmed 2020. First published as AS2118.5-1995. (DOMESTIC SPRINKLERS) Second edition 2008.

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