BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for carbon dioxide systems

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BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for carbon dioxide systems

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : August 2001



What is this standard about?

It specifies requirements for the provision of carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems in buildings or industrial plant. These systems are designed to convey carbon dioxide from a central source on the premises as and when required for either the extinction of fire or the protection of particular plant or parts of the premises against possible fire risk.

Who is this standard for?

  • Architects
  • Fire protection service technicians
  • Fire and rescue Services
  • Fire extinguisher servicing companies
  • Fire extinguisher manufacturers
  • Facility management companies
  • Police services
  • Care home management companies incorporating sheltered accommodation
  • Companies undertaking fire risk assessments 
  • Landlords

Why should you use this standard?

BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012 gives requirements and characteristic data for carbon dioxide and outlines the types of fires for which it is a recommended extinguishing medium. It also sets out recommendations for three established types of piped system embodying different concepts and employing different methods for the application of carbon dioxide:

  • Total flooding systems
  • Local application systems
  • Manual hose reel systems

NOTE: It is important that fire protection is considered as a whole. Carbon dioxide (CO2) systems form only a part, though an important part, of the available facilities, but it should not be assumed that their adoption necessarily removes the need to consider supplementary measures, such as the provision of portable fire extinguishers or other mobile appliances for first aid or emergency use or to deal with special hazards.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012 supersedes BS 5306-4:2001 which is withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012
TitleFire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for carbon dioxide systems
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date15 August 2001
Confirm Date01 May 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 1600:1991, BS 5306, BS 5430, BS 7354:1990, BS EN 2, BS EN 3, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Factories Act 1961, Section 30, Fire Precautions Act 1971, BS 21, BS 381C:1996, BS 476-4, BS 476-20, BS 476-21, BS 476-22, BS 476-23, BS 1640-3:1968, BS 1710, BS 1821, BS 2051-1, BS 2051-2, BS 2633, BS 3410, BS 3601, BS 3799:1974, BS 4320, BS 4368-1, BS 4422-4, BS 4677, BS 5839-1, BS 6266, BS 7273-1, BS 7273-2, BS 7430, BS 7671, BS EN 856, BS EN 1057, BS EN 1515-1, BS EN 1435, BS EN 1759-1:2004, BS EN 1964-1, BS EN 1964-3, BS EN 1968, BS EN 10216-1, BS EN 10216-2, BS EN 10217-7, BS EN 10226-1, BS EN 10226-2, BS EN 10241:2000, BS EN 10242:1995, BS EN 10255, BS EN 12094, BS EN 12449, BS EN 13096, BS EN 25923, BS EN ISO 4126-2, PD 5500, PD 6550, ANSI B16.5:1996, ANSI B16.9:1993, ANSI B16.11:1997, API 5B, API 5L, ASTM A105M, ASTM A106-77, ASTM A234/A234M, ASTM A106, ISO 5923
Amended ByAmendment, April 2012
Draft Superseded By11/30244843 DC
DescriptorsFire safety in buildings, Carbon dioxide, Industrial facilities, Warning devices, Fire extinguishers, Pipes, Firefighting equipment, Pipework systems, Alarm systems, Occupational safety, Buildings, Fire tests, Fire hoses, Fire extinguishers (built-in), Delivery pipes (firefighting), Safety measures
ISBN978 0 580 75095 3
File Size4.037 MB

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