British Codes and Specifications
BS 8519:2010 :
Code of practice for Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications.
BS 5839-1:2008 :
Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance – Fire Detection / Fire Alarm systems for buildings.
BS 5839-8:2008 :
Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Voice alarm systems.
BS 5839-9:2011 :
Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Emergency voice communication systems.
BS 5266-1:2005 :
Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises.
BS 7629-1:2008 :
Specification for thermosetting insulated, unarmoured, screened fire-resistant cables of rated voltage 300/500V, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire.
BS 7846:2009 :
Specification for thermosetting insulated, armoured, fire-resistant cables of rated voltage 600/1000V, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire.
BS 8491:2008 :
Method of assessment of fire integrity of power cables with diameter greater than 20mm (as per BS 8519:2010). Retain Circuit integrity at 600/1000V under Simultaneous application of constant Flame at 850°C, Direct Mechanical Impacts & High Pressure Water Jet. The test duration is expressed in minutes depending on the required time duration of the application as follows:
- Category 1 :30 minute
- Category 2 :60 minute
- Category 3 :120 minute
BS 8434-2:2009 :
Fire performance “Enhanced Test” as per BS 5839 Part 1, 8 & 9 (For conductor size upto and including 4sq mm) Method for assuessment of fire integrity of small cables for use in emergency Circuits. Retain Circuit Integrity at 930°C.Duration of test is 120 mins. Initial 60 mins. with Fire and Impact followed by an additional 60 mins. with Fire, Impact and Water Phase.