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1. Introduction
What is the BAFE Modular Scheme?
1.1.2 Variations from BS 5839-1
1.1.3 Type of System
1.1.4 Servicing Arrangements
1.1.5 Planning Flowchart
2. Selecting the Category of Protection and Coverage
Category M
Category L5
Category L4
Category L3
Category L2
Category L1
Category P2
Category P1
2.1 Category M – Manual
2.2 Category L5 - Life
2.3 Category L4 - Life
2.4 Category L3 - Life
2.5 Category L2 - Life
2.6 Category L1 - Life
2.7 Category P2 - Property
3.4 Detection Zone Safeguards
4. Which Type of Fire Detection and Alarm System?
4.1 Conventional Systems
4.1.1 Detection Zones
4.1.2 Detectors and Call Points
4.2 Addressable Systems
4.2.1 Operation of Addressable Systems
4.2.2 Detectors and Call Points
4.2.3 Output Devices
4.3 Addressable Systems
4.3.1 Operation of Analogue Addressable Detectors
4.3.1.1 Detector Pre–Alarm Warning
4.3.1.2 Detector Alarm Threshold Compensation
4.3.1.3 Detector Condition Monitoring
4.3.1.4 Detector Sensitivity Setting
5. Detector Suitability
5.1 General Fire System Engineering Principles
5.2 Detector Selection for a Particular Area
5.2.1 Smoke Detectors
5.2.2 Heat Detectors
5.2.3 Triple Multi Sensor Detector
5.2.4 Flame Detectors
5.2.5 Optical Beam Detectors
5.2.6 Aspirating Detectors
5.2.7 Duct Probe Unit
6. Detector Coverage
6.1 Spacing Under Flat Ceilings
6.2 Spacing Under Pitched Ceilings
6.3 Spacing in Corridors
6.4 Stairways
6.5 Lift Shafts and Other Flue-like Structures
6.6 Obstructions
6.8 Closely Spaced Structural Beams and Floor Joists
6.9 Ceiling Heights
6.10 Walls and Partitions
6.11 Voids
6.12 Perforated Ceilings
6.13 Ventilation
6.14 Lantern-lights
7. Manual “Break Glass” Call Points
7. 1 General Information
7.2 Siting of Manual Call Points
8. Limitation of False and Unwanted Alarms
8.1 Role of the Designer
8.2 Categories of False Alarm
8.3 Requirements for Service Technicians
8.4 False Alarm ‘Rates’
8.5 Causes of False Alarms
8.6 Practical Measures to Limit False Alarms
8.6.1 Siting and Selection of Manual Call Points
8.6.2 Selection and Siting of Automatic Fire Detectors
8.6.6 Filtering Measures
8.6.7 System Management
8.6.8 Servicing and Maintenance
9. Means of Giving Warning to Occupants
9.1 Sound Pressure Level
9.2 Discrimination and Frequency
9.3 Sound Continuity
9.4 Audible Alarms in Noisy Areas
9.5 Alarm Zones
9.6 External Fire Alarm Devices
9.7 Voice Alarm Systems and Voice Sounders
9.8 Fire Alarm Warnings for Deaf People
10. Control and Indicating Equipment
10.1 Siting of Control and Indicating Equipment
10.2 Location of Origin of the Fire
10.3 Security of Control Equipment
10.4 Networked Control Panels
11. Power Supplies
11.1 Mains Supply
11.2 Standby Supply
11.2.1 Life Protection
(Category M and L Systems)
11.2.2 Property Protection (Category P Systems)
11.2.3 Calculation of Standby Battery Capacity
Example 1: Category M or Category L System
Example 2: Category P System
12. Cabling Considerations
12.1 Recommended Cable Types
12.2 Cable Suitability
12.3 Conductor Sizes
12.4 Segregation
12.5 Cable Colour Coding
12.6 Joints in Cables
12.7 Cable Support
Cables in/on Horizontal Trays
Cables under Horizontal Trays
Cables in Vertical Ducts or Shafts
Cables in Walls
12.8 Mechanical Protection of Cables
13. Communication with the Fire Service
13.1 Automatic Transmission of Alarm Signals
13.1.1 Category L Systems
13.1.2 Category P Systems
13.2 Methods of Automatic Transmission
13.3 Standards for Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs)
14. System Installation
14.1 Siting of Equipment
14.2 Installation Work
14.3 Inspection and Testing
14.4 Commissioning and Handover
15. Documentation
16. Maintenance
16.1 Routine Testing
16.2 Servicing
17. Responsibilities of User
1 General Requirements
2 Standards and Specifications
3 Control and Indicating Equipment
3.1 General Requirements
3.2 System Configuration
3.3 Mechanical Design
3.4 Basic System Functions
3.5 Alarm Monitoring Functions
3.6 Alarm Output Functions
3.7 Supervision and Fault Reporting
3.8 System Management Facilities
3.9 Technical Specification
4 Automatic Fire Detectors
4.1 General Requirements
4.2 Triple Sensing Detection
4.3 Optical Smoke Detectors
4.4 High Performance Optical Smoke Detectors
4.5 Infra-Red Flame Detectors
4.6 Heat Detectors
4.7 Linear Heat Detectors
4.8 Beam Smoke Detectors
4.9 Aspirating Smoke Detectors
4.10 Remote Indicator Module
5 Associated Ancillary Equipment
5.1 General Requirements
5.2 Addressable Manual Call Points
5.3 Addressable Relay Output Module
5.4 Addressable Contact Monitoring Module
5.5 Addressable Sounder Notification Module
5.6 Sounder Booster Module
5.7 Line Isolator Module
5.8 Multiple Input / Output Module
5.9 Single Input / Output Module
5.10 Loop Powered Beam Detector Module
5.11 Addressable Loop Powered Sounder / Beacon
5.12 Addressable Loop Powered Sounder/ Beacon Base
6 Cables
6.1 Type
6.2 Containment
7 Networking and Graphics
7.1 Sub Panels
7.2 Graphical User Interface
8 Documentation
8.1 Tender Documentation
8.2 Contract Documentation
9 Installation
9.1 General
9.2 Materials
9.3 Installation of Detectors
9.4 Installation of Control Devices
9.5 Installation of Fire Controller Equipment
10 Commissioning
10.1 General
10.2 Testing and Start-up
10.3 Commissioning
10.4 Handover
11 Training
11.1 General
11.2 System Supervisor Training
11.3 Other Staff Training
12 Maintenance
12.1 General
12.2 System Spares
12.3 System Test Equipment
Appendix A
Short Form Specification – Key Points
Control & indicating Equipment
Automatic Detectors
Networking & Graphics
Training
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