BS 8491:2008 - Method for assessment of fire integrity of large diameter power cables for use as components for smoke and heat control systems and certain other active fire safety systems – BSI British Standards

BS 8491:2008

Method for assessment of fire integrity of large diameter power cables for use as components for smoke and heat control systems and certain other active fire safety systems

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2008

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BS 8491:2008 describes a method for assessment of the fire integrity of large diameter power cables for use as components for smoke and heat control systems as given in BS 7346-6, and certain other active fire safety systems. It is applicable to cables of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1 000 V and of overall diameter greater than 20 mm.

The test method in BS 8491:2008 includes subjecting the cable under test to radiation via direct impingement corresponding to a constant temperature attack of 842 °C, to direct mechanical impacts corresponding to a force of approximately 10 N, and to direct application of a water jet simulating a water fire fighting jet. The test method given in this standard includes three different test durations to allow testing of cables intended for different applications.

BS 8491:2008 contains:

  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Test chamber 
  • Apparatus 
  • Verification procedure for the source of heat 
  • Test specimens 
  • Test procedure 
  • Test report

It is emphasized that fire tests do not assess a fire hazard, nor can the results of fire tests alone guarantee safety. They only provide information to assist in the assessment of the suitability of a cable for a given application.




Standard NumberBS 8491:2008
TitleMethod for assessment of fire integrity of large diameter power cables for use as components for smoke and heat control systems and certain other active fire safety systems
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2008
Confirm Date01 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 60584-1, BS EN 60695-4, IEC 60269-3, BS EN ISO 13943, BS EN 60529:1992
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 50362:2003, BS EN 50200:2006, BS 7346-6, BS EN 61034-1:2005
Draft Superseded By06/30152609 DC
DescriptorsFire safety, Smoke extraction (buildings), Heating tests, Mechanical testing, Test equipment, Fire resistance, Electric cables, Fire tests, Power cables, Test specimens, Smoke control, Electric cable systems
ICS13.220.40
29.060.20
CommitteeGEL/20/18
ISBN978 0 580 57269 2
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages28
File Size322 KB
Price£182.00


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