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BS 5908:1990

Superseded

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Code of practice for fire precautions in the chemical and allied industries

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-12-2012

Language(s)

English

Published date

31-05-1990

Foreword
Committees responsible
Code of practice
Section one. General
1 Scope
2 Definitions
Section two. Legal background
3 General
4 Statutory requirements
Section three. Principles of initiation, spread and
                  extinction of fire
5 Terminology
6 Explosion
7 Modes of ignition
8 Smoke
9 Modes of combustion
10 Controlling fire
11 Principles of extinction
Section four. Site selection and layout
12 Selection of site
13 Access for firefighting vehicles and firefighting
    within the site
14 Water supplies
15 Drainage, interceptors, gas traps and bunds
16 Storage and loading areas
17 Segregation
Section five. Buildings and structures
18 General
19 Legal and insurance considerations
20 Change of process or usage
21 Siting of buildings and plant
22 Design and compartmentation
23 Principles of structural fire protection
24 Means of escape in case of fire
25 Lighting
26 Space heating
27 Explosion relief in buildings
28 Protection against lightning
29 Storage buildings for combustible or flammable
    materials
Section six. Storage and movement of materials
30 Introduction
31 Principles of safe storage
32 General storage
33 Bulk storage of flammable liquids and gases
34 Powered equipment and vehicles
35 Waste materials
Section seven. Design of process plant
36 Introduction
37 Process vessels
38 Piping systems and valves
39 Pumps and pumping systems
40 Compressors
41 Furnaces, ovens and driers
42 Centrifuges
43 Relief systems
44 Process instrumentation
45 Dust handling hazards
46 Thermal insulation
Section eight. Operation of process plant
47 Organization
48 Plant instructions and operator training
Section nine. Maintenance of process plant
49 Introduction
50 Maintenance activities
51 Permits to work
52 Welding, burning and similar operations
Section ten. Fire prevention
53 General principles
54 Control over flammable materials
55 Monitoring the atmosphere
56 Control over sources of ignition
57 Electrical equipment
58 Static electricity
59 Fire hazards in ventilation ducting
Section eleven. Fire defence
60 Fire warning and alarms
61 Fire defence plan
62 Emergency plant shut down
63 Fire detection
Section twelve. Works fire brigades
64 Organization, manning and training
65 Equipment
Section thirteen. Classification of fires and selection
                  of extinguishing media
66 Classification of fires
67 Extinguishing media
Section fourteen. Fixed fire extinguishing systems
68 Fixed water systems
69 Fixed foam systems
70 Water supplies for firefighting
71 Fire hydrant systems and mains
72 Rising mains
73 Fixed powder systems
74 Fixed carbon dioxide systems
75 Fixed halon systems
76 Fixed inert gas systems
77 Fixed explosion suppression systems
78 Fixed protecting systems in confined spaces
Section fifteen. Portable and transportable
79 Portable equipment
80 Transportable monitors
81 Mobile trailer pumps and portable pumps
82 Motorized fire appliances
Section sixteen. Organization of emergency procedures
83 General
84 Recognition of the hazards
85 Control of an incident
86 Training of personnel
Appendices
A Regulations and orders with specific fire precaution
    requirements likely to apply to chemical plant
B Statutory and advisory bodies
C Halons: physical properties
D Bibliography
E List of references to UK publications
F List of references to overseas publications
Tables
1 Damage caused at various incident power levels from
    a steady state fire
2 Fireball radiation dose criteria
3 Physical properties of halons

Guidance on the nature of fire hazards. Includes plant design, storage and movement of materials, fire prevention measures and emergency procedures.

Committee
EXL/23
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 88/36927 DC and BS 5908(1980) (09/2005) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, January 2008. (12/2007)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
104
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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