BS 6853:1999 - Code of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains – BSI British Standards

BS 6853:1999

Code of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains

Status : Withdrawn, Superseded   Published : January 1999 Replaced By : BS EN 45545-7:2013, BS EN 45545-6:2013, BS EN 45545-5:2013+A1:2015, BS EN 45545-4:2013, BS EN 45545-3:2013, BS EN 45545-2:2013+A1:2015, BS EN 45545-1:2013

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Code of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains

Executive summary

Recommendations for fire safety in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains.

Abstract

This British Standard makes recommendations in respect of fire safety for the design and construction of railway vehicles comprising or forming part of passenger carrying trains. The recommendations are applicable to new vehicles and also to substantial changes to existing vehicles.

The recommendations in this standard cover:

a) the reaction to fire of materials;

b) the use of fire resisting barriers;

c) general aspects of design for fire safety.

The objectives of this standard are:

  • to control the power and duration of ignition sources and the frequency of their occurrence;
  • to control the reaction of materials to ignition sources of a variety of sizes;
  • for smaller ignition sources, of the order of 1 kW, to ensure that conditions within the affected vehicle remain tenable almost indefinitely;
  • for larger ignition sources, of the order of 10 kW, to ensure that the period during which conditions remain tenable is consistent with the time required for people to move from or through the affected vehicle;
  • for the largest ignition sources, of the order of 100 kW, to ensure that the probability of a transition to flash-over within the vehicle is minimized;
  • to limit the rate of heat release from the vehicle on flash-over;
  • to limit the impact of the products of fire on areas remote from the seat of the fire.

History and related standards

This British Standard supersedes BS 6853:1987, which is withdrawn.

This standard includes the following cross references:

BS 476-4, BS 476-6, BS 476-7, BS 476-15, BS 476-20, BS 476-22, BS 4066-3, BS 5438:1989, BS 6387, BS EN 3 (all parts), BS EN 50200, BS ISO 4589-2,

BS EN ISO 4589-3:1996, BS ISO 5659-2, BS ISO 9239-1, prEN 2824, prEN 2825, and prEN 2826.




Standard NumberBS 6853:1999
TitleCode of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains
StatusWithdrawn, Superseded
Publication Date15 January 1999
Withdrawn Date01 March 2016
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 EN 45545-7:2013, BS EN 45545-6:2013, BS EN 45545-5:2013+A1:2015, BS EN 45545-4:2013, BS EN 45545-3:2013, BS EN 45545-2:2013+A1:2015, BS EN 45545-1:2013
ReplacesBS 6853:1987
Amended ByAMD 13867
Draft Superseded By97/543394 DC
DescriptorsRailway vehicles, Railway coaches, Fire safety, Safety measures, Railways, Passenger transport, Passengers, Classification systems, Underground railways, Fire spread prevention, Electrical equipment, Electric cables, Electric wires, Internal combustion engines, Surfaces, Fire-resistant materials, Fire resistance, Fire-test classifications, Flammability, Floors, Partitions, Structural fire protection, Fire barriers, Fire compartments, Holes, Seating, Fire detectors, Firefighting equipment, Communication equipment, Smoke control, Emergency measures, Control systems, Emergency exits, Emergency lighting, Escape, Smoke, Toxic gases, Combustion products, Emission, Testing conditions, Fire tests, Density measurement, Test equipment, Verification, Specimen preparation Railway applications
ICS13.220.20
45.060.20
Title in FrenchCode de bonne pratique pour les precautions contre l'incendie dans la conception et construction des trains transportant des voyageurs
Title in GermanLeitfaden zur Brandverhinderung in der Ausfuehrung und Konstruktion von Personenbefoerderungszuegen
CommitteeFSH/19
ISBN0 580 28249 X
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages48
File Size1.103 MB
Price£240.00


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