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BS5839-6 (2019)
#1
It has been ages since I have done anything worth a rep point..... (Hint Hint)

I am sure you are all aware that Part 6 has been updated and is a "full revision" according to the foreword, and I assume of course that you will all be anxious to spend your hard earned £££s on obtaining a shiny new copy.

Just in case it takes you more than a few days to obtain your copy, I thought I would provide a few excerpts to tide you over, before we all get inundated with manufacturers and suppliers updates.

Information about this document
This is a full revision of the standard, and introduces the following principal changes:
• removal of Grade B and Grade E;
• subdivision of Grade D and Grade F into Grade D1/Grade D2 and Grade F1/Grade F2,respectively;
• revision of Table 1;
• updating of guidance to take into account the publication of BS 5839-1:2017 and other standards published since the last full revision of BS 5839‑6;
• new table on testing and servicing by grade;
• new recommendation to prevent blocking or delaying of fire alarm signals transmitted via social alarm systems in sheltered housing to an alarm receiving centre;
• increase in the recommended standard of protection in sheltered housing flats from Category LD2 to Category LD1;
• new recommendations for fire detection in supported housing;
• new recommendation that communal fire alarm systems should not normally be installed in purpose-built blocks of flats;
• revised and expanded recommendations for Grade C.


The grades are defined as follows.
• Grade A: A fire detection and fire alarm system, which incorporates CIE conforming to BS EN 54‑2 and power supply equipment conforming to BS EN 54‑4, and which is designed and installed in accordance with all the recommendations of BS 5839‑1:2017, Section 1 to Section 4 inclusive, except those in the following clauses, for which the corresponding clauses of this part of BS 5839 need to be substituted.

• Grade B: Not currently defined.

• Grade C: A system of fire detectors and alarm sounders (which may be combined in the form of smoke alarms) connected to a common power supply, comprising the normal mains and a standby supply, with central control equipment.

• Grade D1: A system of one or more mains-powered detectors (see 3.12), each with a tamper‑proof standby supply consisting of a battery or batteries (see 3.62).

• Grade D2: A system of one or more mains-powered detectors (see 3.12), each with an integral standby supply consisting of a user‑replaceable battery or Batteries.

• Grade E: Not currently defined.

• Grade F1: A system of one or more battery-powered detectors (see 3.12) powered by a tamper‑proof primary battery or batteries (see 3.62).

• Grade F2: A system of one or more battery-powered detectors (see 3.12) powered by a user‑replaceable primary battery or batteries.

I will read the full thing, just not this week.

Bill
"it is lit up like a Xmas tree and I cant shut it up, has not worked since you installed it in 2015, is it still under warranty?"
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#2
new Annex G is my favorite bit lol
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#3
(13-05-2019, 01:30 PM)Will Lloyd Wrote: new Annex G is my favorite bit lol

If ever there was any padding out to add pages, that sure looked like it to me! They did not even copy and paste the font/italics.
"it is lit up like a Xmas tree and I cant shut it up, has not worked since you installed it in 2015, is it still under warranty?"
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#4
We have already spotted mistakes in it. Acceptance certificate says it’s a Design certificate.
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(22-05-2019, 03:29 AM)Diver233 Wrote: We have already spotted mistakes in it. Acceptance certificate says it’s a Design certificate.

you should seen the beans in BS 5839-1 Biggrin
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#6
hi, does the new Standard say you can still use a regularly used lighting circuit to feed the detectors? thanks
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(26-06-2019, 11:29 PM)Dayo Wrote: hi, does the new Standard say you can still use a regularly used lighting circuit to feed the detectors? thanks

yes
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