Design Standards for Sprinkler Systems

IFC use the latest industry standards | for sprinkler design and installations

Various examples of current standards, include:

 

 

BS EN 12845 | Fixed firefighting systems - automatic sprinkler systems - design, installation and maintenance

Published

November 2015

Summary

BS EN 12845 outlines recommendations for the purchase, design, installation, operation and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems in buildings and industrial plants.


 

   

BS EN 9251 | Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice

Published

October 2014

Summary

Provides recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems in domestic and residential occupancies.

These systems are primarily intended for the protection of life in case of fire and have additional benefits for property protection, environmental protection, sustainability of buildings and continuity of use, and firefighter safety.


 

   

NFPA 13 | National Fire Protection Association Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

Published

2016

Summary

Assists designers, engineers, contractors, and installers develop the best fire sprinkler defense for any occupancy.

   

BS 9999 | Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice

Published

January 2017

Summary

BS 9999 gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around them.

It also provides guidance on the on-going management of fire safety within a building throughout its entire life cycle, including guidance for designers to ensure that the overall design of a building assists and enhances the management of fire safety.

   

NFPA 15 | Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection

Published

Current edition 2017

Summary

This standard helps ensure effective fire control, extinguishment, prevention, or exposure protection through requirements for the design, installation, and system acceptance testing of water spray fixed systems for fire protection.

It also contains requirements for the periodic testing and maintenance of ultra high-speed water spray fixed systems.

 

   

BS 9990 | Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

Published

January 2015

Summary

Gives recommendations for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. It covers good practice in matters affecting the design, installation, testing and maintenance of such systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

This is a full revision of the standard. The principal changes are to update the recommendations for: Flow tests and pressures; Rising and falling mains; Pumps; Maintenance; Shut-off pressures.

   

BS 8458 | Fixed fire protection systems. Residential and domestic watermist systems. Code of practice for design and installation

Published

November 2015

Summary

Fixed fire protection systems. Residential and domestic watermist systems. Code of practice for design and installation.

   

BS 5306-0 | Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment

Published

January 2011

Summary

This part of BS 5306 gives guidance on the selection, use and application of automatic water sprinkler, water spray, watermist, gaseous, foam and powder fire-fighting systems and hypoxic air fire-prevention systems.

It also gives guidance on installed equipment for fire and rescue service use and on the application of portable fire extinguishers.

   

NFPA 25 | Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Published

Current edition 2017

Summary

NFPA 25 is the baseline for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. Compliance helps maximize system integrity to avoid failure and ensure fast, effective response in a fire emergency.

   

BS 8489-1 | Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Code of practice for design and installation

Published

May 2016

Summary

This first part of BS 8489 gives recommendations for the specific design and installation of industrial and commercial watermist systems.

BS 8489-1 provides a structured approach and guidelines for designing and installing fixed watermist systems, outlining specific industrial and commercial fire hazards and helping to protect both life and property.

   

BS 5839-1 | Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises

Published

August 2017

Summary

Provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic premises.

The revised standard takes into account the changes to other major fire safety standards including BS EN 54 series of standards for fire detection and fire alarm systems and BS 9999 for fire safety in commercial buildings.

The revised standard will also provide additional guidance for: The use of multi-sensor detectors; The use of voice alarm systems; Employees working at night time so they can recognise the alarms; New technology for fire detectors; Fire detection and fire alarm system inspections.

   

BS 5306-8 | Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

Published

October 2012

Summary

Gives advice and guidance on the suitability and positioning of portable fire extinguishers, primarily those conforming to BS EN 3, that can be carried by one person and that are used for the protection of buildings, other premises, contents and to assist evacuation.

   

BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A7:2017 | Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs

Published

August 2011

Summary

Increased international travel, trade and labour mobility have made it necessary to develop a common way of communicating safety information that relies as little as possible on words.

This international standard wants to avoid confusion (and therefore the risk of accidents) by specifying safety signs for the purposes of: Accident prevention; Fire protection; Communicating health hazard information; Emergency evacuation.

   

NFPA 750 | Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems

Published

Current edition 2015

Summary

This standard protects life and property from fire through the standardization of design, installation, maintenance, and testing requirements for water mist fire suppression systems.

 

   

LPCB | Loss Prevention Council Rules (LPC Rules)

Published

2015

Summary

The LPC rules are written by the Fire Protection Association (FPA), an insurance led association.

A complete volume of reference for those who need to know about the design, installation and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems. This ia a significant sprinkler installation standard, re-published in 2015 order to incorporate the amended version of BS EN 12845.

   

FM Global | Data sheets for International standards and risk mitigation

Published

N/A

Summary

FM Global's International Codes and Standards team works with government officials and research organisations throughout the world with the purpose to strengthen building codes and standards.

FM Global Data Sheets include: Installation Guidelines for Automatic Sprinklers; Foam-Water Sprinkler Systems; Water Mist Systems.

 

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