BS 8489 series
Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems.

The BS 8489 series of standards had been Drafts for Development (DD) for a few years and needed to be revised to reflect the feedback from practical applications and capture the advances in watermist technology.  The series has now had a full revision to become formal British Standards and provide essential guidance to those involved in fire safety. 

The BS 8489 series provides reccommendations and guidance on the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of watermist systems for industrial and commercial hazards. The standards use a structured approach to the selection, application and deployment of watermist systems in buildings. They also form a part of the necessary protocols needed for the testing of watermist in common fire hazard situations. 

This series of standards will assist the fire engineering community in formulating fire fighting strategies for the protection of buildings and will complement the guidance provided in BS 5306-0:2011 Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment

These standards will be widely used by the fire industry including specifiers, regulators and insurers.

The BS 8489 series includes the following standards:

  • BS 8489-1:2016
    Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Code of practice for design and installation
     
  • 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 8489-5:2016
    Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for watermist systems for the protection of combustion turbines and machinery spaces with volumes up to and including 80 m3
     
  • BS 8489-6:2016
    Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for watermist systems for the protection of industrial oil cookers
     
  • BS 8489-7:2016
    Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial watermist systems. Tests and requirements for watermist systems for the protection of low hazard occupancies
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