BS 5908-1:2012 Fire and explosion precautions at premises handling flammable gases, liquids and dusts. Code of practice for precautions against fire and explosion in chemical plants, chemical storage and similar premises

BS 5908-1:2012

Fire and explosion precautions at premises handling flammable gases, liquids and dusts. Code of practice for precautions against fire and explosion in chemical plants, chemical storage and similar premises

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : December 2012

Format
PDF

Format
HARDCOPY



What is this standard about?

This first part of BS 5908 provides recommendations and guidance for the control of fire and explosion risks on sites where chemicals are stored or processed in significant quantities.

Who is this standard for?

  • Building designers
  • Fire safety managers
  • Facilities managers/maintenance staff
  • Chemical plants
  • Chemical storage sites

Why should you use this standard?

Fire precautions are crucial on sites handling chemical products to ensure the safety of people in the event of fire, to preserve property and to protect the environment. Additional dangers include the release of toxic materials, free flowing fires from liquid products and the ejection of chemical containers.

The recommendations of this code of practice include guidance on:

  • Fire risk assessment
  • Site and layout selection
  • Drainage and pollution control 
  • Prevention of escalation 
  • Emergency procedures 

NOTE: This standard is intended to be used with BS 5908-2, which gives guidance on the legislation and standards applicable to onshore industrial premises that handle significant quantities of flammable gases, liquids or dusts.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 5908-1:2012 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice
  • It supersedes BS 5908:1990, Code of practice for fire precautions in the chemical and allied industries, which is withdrawn



Standard NumberBS 5908-1:2012
TitleFire and explosion precautions at premises handling flammable gases, liquids and dusts. Code of practice for precautions against fire and explosion in chemical plants, chemical storage and similar premises
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 December 2012
Confirm Date01 May 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 9999:2008, API 650, API 620, BS EN 13565-1, BS EN 14015, BS EN 13480, API RP 2021, BS EN 12416, BS EN 13575, BS EN 61511-2, BS EN 1012-1, BS EN 1127-1, BS EN 61511-1, BS EN 14797, BS EN 14994, BS EN 12573, BS EN 12285-2, BS EN 12094, BS EN 14122, BS EN 14491, DD CEN/TS 14816, BS EN 12921-3, BS 5908-2, BS EN 1539, BS EN 671, BS 799-5, BS EN 1598, BS EN 1991-1-2, BS EN 15004, BS EN 12259, BS EN 13463-5, BE EN 976-1, BS EN 13463-1, OFS T200, BS EN 12845, BS EN 13565-2, API 2000, BS EN 12285-1, BS EN 54-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 5839-1, BS PD CLC/TR 50404, BS 5306-0, PD 5500, BS EN 15188, BS EN 16009, BS EN ISO 13943, BS EN 12561, BS IEC 61882, NFPA 654, BS EN 13463-1, API 753 RP, PD CEN/TR 15281, BS EN 60079-10-1, BS EN 13445, NFPA 69, ASME B31.3, BS 7346-5, BS EN 62305-1, BS 7346-4, BS EN ISO 10439, BS EN ISO 10440
ReplacesBS 5908:1990
Draft Superseded By12/30258579 DC
DescriptorsFirefighting equipment, Storage facilities, Ventilation, Fire extinguishers, Loading (materials handling), Flammable materials, Fire safety, Ignition, Fire safety in buildings, Structural fire protection, Architectural design, Design, Fire-escape routes, Maintenance, Access, Hazardous areas classification (for electrical, equipment), Industrial facilities, Legislation, Chemical plants, Storage, Electrical equipment, Licences, Fire spread prevention, Fire, Chemical industry, Explosions, Smoke, Firefighting
ICS13.220.20
71.020
CommitteeEXL/23
ISBN978 0 580 77876 6
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages74
File Size219 KB
Price£274.00


 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version


Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world


Customers who bought this product also bought

  • BS 5908-2:2012
    Fire and explosion precautions at premises handling flammable gases, liquids and dusts Guide to applicable standards and regulations