BS 8489-4:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for watermist systems for local applications involving flammable liquid fires

BS 8489-4:2016

Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for watermist systems for local applications involving flammable liquid fires

Status : Current   Published : May 2016

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What is this standard about?

The BS 8489 series of standards grew out of Drafts for Development (DD) and provides essential guidance to those involved in fire safety. Part four describes tests and specific requirements for local applications of watermist systems involving flammable liquid fires.

BS 8489-4 is intended to be read in conjunction with BS 8489-1 which looks at the design and installation of watermist systems.

Who is this standard for?

  • Anyone involved in the fire engineering community
  • Manufacturers, designers and installers of watermist systems
  • Specifiers
  • Regulators
  • Insurers

Why should you use this standard? 

BS 8489-4 gives criteria for testing the performance of fixed watermist systems for specific industrial and commercial hazards, to protect both life and property. The tests specified in this part are applicable to flammable liquid pool fires, flammable liquid channel fires, spray fires up to 6mMW and flammable liquid residues (ink and dust).

The BS 8489 series of standards uses a structured approach to the selection, application and deployment of watermist systems in buildings. It helps assist the fire engineering community in formulating fire-fighting strategies for the protection of buildings and complements the guidance provided in BS 5306-0 Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS 8489 is a full revision of the Draft for Development and includes the following principal changes:

  • Guidance on areas of operation
  • Guidance on the effective capacity of tanks
  • Extension of scope of application to cover more areas in buildings when supported by test standards produced by other organizations



Standard NumberBS 8489-4:2016
TitleFixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for watermist systems for local applications involving flammable liquid fires
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 May 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 8489-1, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 8489-5, BS 8489-6, BS 8489-7
ReplacesDD 8489-4:2011
Draft Superseded By14/30295816 DC
DescriptorsFire extinguishers (built-in), Fire extinguishers, Firefighting equipment, Fire safety in buildings, Water, Mist, Fire sprinklers, Industrial facilities, Business facilities, Flammable materials, Liquids, Liquid fuels, Fire, Performance testing
ICS13.220.20
CommitteeFSH/18/5
ISBN978 0 580 85529 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages32
File Size1.479 MB
Price£182.00


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