BS 9990:2015 Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

BS 9990:2015

Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : January 2015



BS 9990:2015 Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

BS 9990:2015 gives recommendations for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. It covers good practice in matters affecting the design, installation, testing and maintenance of such systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Information about this document

This is a full revision of the standard. The principal changes are to update the recommendations for:

  • Flow tests and pressures
  • Rising and falling mains
  • Pumps
  • Maintenance
  • Shut-off pressures

It is important for the fire protection of a building to be considered as a whole.The provision of fire mains is an essential element of the fire protection systemsin large and complex buildings due to the difficulties in providing water suppliesat the point of use for fire-fighting and search and rescue. It is essential thatthese systems be carefully maintained to ensure instant readiness whenrequired.


This British Standard supersedes BS 9990:2006, which is withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS 9990:2015
TitleNon automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 January 2015
Confirm Date03 August 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 750, BS 9991, BS EN 14339, BS 5041, BS ISO 3864-1, BS 7671, BS EN ISO 7010, BS 8519, BS 1710, BS EN 1092, BS EN 1515, BS EN 14384, BS 9999, BS 7430, BS 6391
Informative References(Provided for Information)Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014, BS EN 671-1, BS 7846, Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern, Ireland) 2009, BS EN 60702-1, BS EN 806-2, BS 5306-1, BS 5306-8, BS 7629-1, BS EN 3-7, BS 5306-3:2017
ReplacesBS 9990:2006
Draft Superseded By14/30301827 DC
DescriptorsMaintenance, Rising mains, Enclosures, Valves, Fire extinguishers (built-in), Anti-burglar measures, Firefighting equipment, Vandalism, Instructions for use, Signs, Performance testing, Fire safety in buildings, Water supply, Crime prevention devices, Fire hydrants, Pumps, Installation, Boxes
ISBN978 0 580 86738 5
File Size699 KB

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