BS 8554:2015 Code of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings

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BS 8554:2015

Code of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings

Status : Current   Published : September 2015

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What is this standard about?

BS 8554 gives guidance on water sampling, specifically related to building services. It is a new standard drafted to provide recommendations for the facilities management profession, to better protect the built environment and its inhabitants.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Public health and facilities management professionals
  • Regulators and water treatment companies
  • Building services engineers
  • Plumbing and pipeline contractors 
  • Building owners

Why should you use this standard? 

A safe, clean water supply is essential to successfully running a building, protecting those living and/or working in it. Careful sampling and monitoring can prevent microbiological threats such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as other chemical and microbiological threats. 

BS 8554 gives recommendations for good water sampling practice. This includes commissioning, release for use and on-going management of hot and cold water services in buildings, with particular attention on how to:

  • Plan and collect samples
  • Select laboratory and on-site testing
  • Take and maintain records

It provides a task specific process, providing facilities managers with the tools needed to avoid expensive conflict over contracts and litigation. 




Standard NumberBS 8554:2015
TitleCode of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings
StatusCurrent
Publication Date30 September 2015
Cross ReferencesBS 7592:2008, BS 15883, BS EN ISO 5667-1, BS EN ISO 5667-3, PD 855468, BS 853-1:1990+A3:2011, BS 1427, BS 6920-1, BS 8550, BS 8558:2015, BS EN ISO 16266, BS EN ISO 19458, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025, BS ISO 5667-5, BS ISO 17381
Draft Superseded By14/30282433 DC
DescriptorsThermoplastic polymers, Domestic pipework systems, Pipes, Hot-water supply systems, Cold-water supply systems, Pipework systems, Classification systems, Pipe fittings, Pipe couplings, Potable water, Spaced, Bending, Radius, Commissioning, Storage, Compression fittings, Screwed fittings, Adhesive-bonded joints, Pressure testing, Water supply (buildings), Water supply and waste systems (buildings), Installation, Hot-water central heating, Plastics, Polymers, Grades (quality), Design, Materials handling, Pipe supports, Service pressure, Ratings, Temperature, Polybutylene, Polyethylene, Polyvinylidene chloride, Central heating
ICS91.140.60
CommitteeEH/3/6
ISBN978 0 580 82872 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages48
File Size1.086 MB
Price£232.00


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