BS 6266:2002 - Code of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations – BSI British Standards

BS 6266:2002

Code of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2002 Replaced By : BS 6266:2011

WITHDRAWN TITLE
*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
BSI Customer Services
cservices@bsigroup.com, +44 345 086 9001


This British Standard gives recommendations for protecting electronic equipment (such as computers, mission-critical servers, internet hosting centres, and systems for communication, design, manufacturing and distribution) against fire.

This revised standard takes major changes into account, including:

  • an expanded section on risk assessment and its application to the design and protection of electronic equipment installations
  • widening of the scope to cover all electronic equipment, including PCs within an office environment
  • revised advice on the selection of fire protection and detection measures
  • additional advice on contingency and recovery planning.

Earlier versions of this standard focussed largely on the data processing centre to be found at the heart of a modern industrial or commercial company. At that time, mainframe computers were still the nerve centre of many operations, with high value equipment and potentially significant business interruption implications if the systems were taken out of service for an extended period.

Since then, networked systems have become common, based around industry standard equipment that can be replaced easily in days or hours in some cases. However, centralized computer rooms and communications centres can still be found in many industrial and commercial operations, with similar hazards and risks to those found in their predecessors.

Most electronic equipment has an inherently low fire risk due to the way in which it is designed and operates. It is, however, inherently sensitive to thermal damage (i.e. direct consequences of fire) and non-thermal damage from smoke, corrosive fumes and liquids. This British Standard is complementary to BS 7974 which gives a structured method for determining the most appropriate fire protection strategy for a building as a whole.

Contents include:

  • Risk assessment
  • Location and construction of dedicated electronic equipment areas
  • Building engineering services for dedicated electronic equipment areas
  • Fire detection and alarm in dedicated electronic equipment areas
  • Fire suppression
  • Choosing the appropriate fire detection and disaster recovery strategy
  • General precautions for dedicated electronic equipment areas
  • Protection of information, contingency and recovery measures
  • Business-critical ancillary facilities.

This standard supersedes BS 6266:1992 which is withdrawn.

Guidance on the design of electronic equipment is given in BS EN 60950 and guidance on the design of the physical environment including the air-conditioning and lighting is given in BS 7083. The standard is applicable to new installations; however the recommendations may be used with an existing installations and when alterations are made to an existing area housing electronic equipment.




Standard NumberBS 6266:2002
TitleCode of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date20 December 2002
Withdrawn Date31 August 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS 6266:2011
ReplacesBS 6266:1992
Draft Superseded By01/540649 DC
DescriptorsFire safety, Fire safety in buildings, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical installations, Computer hardware, Data processing, Data processing equipment, Communication equipment, Equipment housing facilities, Computers, Risk assessment, Structural fire protection, Fire spread prevention, Fire resistance, Fire risks, Fire tests, Firefighting equipment, Fire detectors, Air-conditioning systems
ICS13.220.20
35.020
CommitteeFSH/14
ISBN0 580 40703 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages38
File Size740.2 KB
Price£214.00


WITHDRAWN TITLE
*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
BSI Customer Services
cservices@bsigroup.com, +44 345 086 9001
 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version


Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world


Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate.


Customers who bought this product also bought

  • BS 7273-1:2006
    Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures Electrical actuation of gaseous total flooding extinguishing systems
  • BS 5266-1:2005
    Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
  • BS 7273-2:1992
    Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures Mechanical actuation of gaseous total flooding and local application extinguishing systems
  • BS 5306-1:2006
    Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Hose reels and foam inlets