by C Williams (07-Dec-2012)
Automatic fire sprinkler systems are increasingly being installed to complement other fire protection measures in domestic and residential buildings in the UK. This two-part Digest introduces the subject and gives guidance on installing sprinklers in accordance with BS 9251 (Sprinkler systems for residential and domestic occupancies - Code of practice). This first part of the Digest provides information on residential sprinklers for nonspecialists. It covers a wide range of issues: background; research and development studies; description and how the sprinkler systems work; current UK standards; planning, specification, design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and system continuity issues; use of certified contractors and approved products. It also gives references, further reading and where to obtain further information.
Part 2 provides a detailed commentary on BS 9251. Part 2 is aimed primarily at sprinkler contractors in the LPCB LPS 1301 scheme and other interested parties.
Illustrations: 13 photos, 2 line drawings
1 Introduction and background
2 Research and development studies
3 How residential sprinkler systems work
5 Planning and specification
6 Water supplies
7 Design, installation and commissioning
8 Sprinkler model and type
9 Maintenance and system continuity
10 Use of certified contractors and approved products