BS 5839-8:2013

BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Voice alarm systems

Details: A4, 90 pages.

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Publication date: 30/03/2013

Publisher: BSI (30%)

ISBN: 9780580779251

Publication Status: Active

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BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems BS 5839-8:2013 gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems. It also covers systems that include a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes. Contents for BS 5839-8:2013 includes: Section 1: General Scope Normative references Terms and definitions Need for a VAS Types of systems Exchange of information and responsibilities Variations from the recommendations of this standard Section 2: Design considerations Relationship between system type and evacuation plan Interface between the fire detection and fire alarm system and the VAS Systems in explosive gas or dust atmospheres System components Monitoring, integrity and reliability of circuits external to the VACIE Loudspeaker zones Loudspeakers Voice sounders Power amplifiers Ambient noise sensing and compensation controller (ANS) Emergency microphones Emergency message generators Emergency messages Audibility of non-speech broadcast Intelligibility of speech messages Priorities Voice alarm control and indicating equipment (VACIE) Networked systems Power supplies Cables, wiring and other interconnections Radio-linked systems Climatic and environmental conditions Radio and electrical interference Electrical safety Section 3: Installation Responsibility of installer Installation practices and workmanship Inspection and testing of wiring Section 4: Commissioning and handover Commissioning Documentation Certification Acceptance Verification Section 5: Maintenance Routine testing Inspection and servicing Non-routine attention Section 6: User responsibilities Premises management Logbook

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