BSI, the business standards company has revised BS Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures – Part 4: Actuation of release . BS Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures – part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors was published on. The British Standard BS is a ‘Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures’ specifically for the ‘Actuation of release mechanisms for .
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Relevant opportunites Please tick if you do not wish to be contacted regarding relevant opportunities. This leads to a better understanding of safety measures and complies with the latest fire safety legislation. If you are the person responsible for a building, you need to be sure that your safety systems work properly — because if Please complete the form below. Skip to main content. Search results Revised standard: Standard Number BS For example, selecting a Category A solution must be considered for premises used by the public such as shops, theatres and public transport, as well as schools, hotels and care homes.
Please download Chrome or Firefox or view our browser tips. You may experience issues viewing this site in Internet Explorer 9, 10 or Please complete the form below. By providing an overview of the various scenarios when doors should be released, it looks at control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire, before covering recommendations for the interface between fire detection and alarm systems, as well as equipment not covered in any other standards.
Revised diagrams for the siting and spacing of the smoke detectors in relation to electrically held-open fire doors Inclusion of which category of actuation is appropriate for a particular application Simplified recommendations and terminology, with some of the commentary text tabulated and moved to new informative annexes. You are here Home. It stands to reason that the prompt evacuation of a burning building requires as few obstacles and obstructions as possible.
Make an Enquiry Distributor Login. Skip to main content. Worldwide Standards We can source any standard from anywhere in the world. Similarly, restricting the spread of fire and heat in such a situation relies upon the use of well-engineered fire doors that can be reliably closed in the event of a fire.
Those attending will also gain an valuable understanding of the three categories of actuation – A criticalB standard and C indirect – and the circumstances under which the control mechanisms should revert to their fail safe position to protect escape routes and prevent the spread of smoke in the event of a fire. Imagine not having the security of knowing that a fire was contained because the doors had not gone into fail safe mode.
Title As one door opens Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures.
Actuation of release mechanisms for doors. Designers must ensure that the 7723-4 itself is also failsafe. The update of BS addresses some of 7273–4 reasons for its lack of uptake clarifying the classification of the category of installation as well as when they should be used.
Adhering to BS is increasingly important, as the guidance in Annex A of the Code of Practice is now normative, which means that if control of doors is performed by a fire detection system the requirements of the category must be met.
Revised standard: BS 7273-4:2015
Actuators, Control equipment, Design, Installation, Emergency exits, Control systems, Fire safety in buildings, Doors, Fire detectors, Fire doors, Maintenance, Locks, Fire safety, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Closing and check mechanisms, Fire alarms, Manual control systems, Release mechanisms, Shutters buildings. Only a very few of the more intelligent systems can identify whether for instance a fault on a single detector will impact the operation of the door release system.
Category B and C applications should both fail safe when the Critical Signal Path is interrupted by a short or open circuit.
If the listed faults occur in either the door management system, the fire detection system, or the interconnection between the two, the system should perform as it would in the event of a fire and release the doors. Overview Product Details What is this standard about? However, it should be remembered that this type of system might be inappropriate in certain environments such as banks, hospitals and prisons, due to security issues, where doors could be held open to allow access to people who should have bw movement.
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Some of the others organizations involved in the development of BS include: Search form Search Means of Escape. However, this is not always the case and a truly fail safe mode is not achieved.
Search all products by. One of the key reasons behind the standard was to ensure that door management systems for doors critical to the safe gs of a building in a fire situation must be fail safe such that the protection of the building is not impacted if for any reason the automatic control is compromised. Body Although it was first introduced inthe revision of BS has brought the subject of release mechanisms for fire doors into sharp focus.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. WHEN a fire breaks out in a building, every second 727-34 when it comes to people getting out safely.
Fire doors are typically designed to be kept closed at all times so that fire and heat are contained and their spread minimized. This standard relates to the engineering of fire alarm systems and in particular mechanisms to interface with fire doors and secured fire exits.
It is fair to say that since its original introduction the standard has been largely ignored apart for a few isolated cases of best practice. It helps to ensure that 72734- building gs be safely evacuated where there are fire doors held open or exit doors that need to be released by the fire alarm system.
BSI, the business standards company has revised BS It is vital that there is a common approach to fire alarm design with regard to these interfaces. Relevant opportunites Please tick if you do not wish to be contacted regarding relevant opportunities. BS covers the electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors Status: There can be no one size fits all approach to configuring a BS compliant system and fire doors and exits should be considered individually so that people, property and assets are protected as well as they possibly can be in the event of a fire.