BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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BS 5839-8:2013

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

Status : Current   Published : March 2013

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BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

BS 5839-8:2013 gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems. It also covers systems that include a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Contents for BS 5839-8:2013 includes:

Section 1: General
Scope
Normative references
Terms and definitions
Need for a VAS
Types of systems
Exchange of information and responsibilities
Variations from the recommendations of this standard

Section 2: Design considerations
Relationship between system type and evacuation plan
Interface between the fire detection and fire alarm system and the VAS
Systems in explosive gas or dust atmospheres
System components
Monitoring, integrity and reliability of circuits external to the VACIE
Loudspeaker zones
Loudspeakers
Voice sounders
Power amplifiers
Ambient noise sensing and compensation controller (ANS)
Emergency microphones
Emergency message generators
Emergency messages
Audibility of non-speech broadcast
Intelligibility of speech messages
Priorities
Voice alarm control and indicating equipment (VACIE)
Networked systems
Power supplies
Cables, wiring and other interconnections
Radio-linked systems
Climatic and environmental conditions
Radio and electrical interference
Electrical safety

Section 3: Installation
Responsibility of installer
Installation practices and workmanship
Inspection and testing of wiring

Section 4: Commissioning and handover
Commissioning
Documentation
Certification
Acceptance
Verification

Section 5: Maintenance
Routine testing
Inspection and servicing
Non-routine attention

Section 6: User responsibilities
Premises management
Logbook

Supersession

BS 5839-8:2013 supersedes BS 5839-8:2008, which is withdrawn.


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The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Voice Alarm Systems. A Guide to BS 5839-8:2013. A Guide to BS 5839-8:2013




Standard NumberBS 5839-8:2013
TitleFire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 March 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 4678-4, BS 5839-1:2013, BS 6651:1999+A1:2005, BS 7629-1, BS 7671, BS 7827, BS 7846, BS 8434-2, BS EN 50200, BS EN 54-3, BS EN 54-4, BS EN 54-16:2008, BS EN 54-23, BS EN 54-24, BS EN 54-25, BS EN 50086, BS EN 50200:2006, BS EN 50289-4-16, BS EN 60079-14, BS EN 60268-16, BS EN 60702-1, IEC 60702-1, BS EN 60702-2, IEC 60702-2, BS EN 61241-14, BS EN 61241-17, BS 476, BS 5330, BS EN 61672-1, BS EN ISO 9001, Building Regulations Approved Document B Volume 2<(>, <)> Fire Safety: Buildings other than dwelling houses, NBS 2006, The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 1992 2004/108/EC, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
ReplacesBS 5839-8:2008
Draft Superseded By12/30258718 DC
DescriptorsEmergency electrical installations, Colour, Fire alarms, Microphones, Automatic, Electric cables, Planning, Visual signals, Alarm systems, Flashing lights, Interfaces, Mathematical calculations, Amplifiers, Electric wiring systems, Fire detectors, Speech transmission systems, Buildings, Computer programs, Interference suppression, Information exchange, Conformity, Installation, Position, Control equipment, Inspection, Electric power systems, Signal devices, Access, Audibility, Life (durability), Messages, Fire safety, Languages, Commissioning, Loudspeakers, Design, Noise (environmental), Maintenance, Fire safety in buildings, Circuits
ICS13.220.20
13.320
CommitteeFSH/12/5
ISBN978 0 580 77925 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages88
File Size500 KB
Price£244.00


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