LPC Sprinkler Rules – FPA publishes Technical Bulletins update
The LPC Sprinkler Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations is the UK’s most significant sprinkler installation standard which incorporates the full BS EN 12845:2015+A1:2019 standard and related Technical Bulletins. Published by the FPA, this document has recently been updated to incorporate new Technical Bulletins and update existing ones to provide a specification designed to ensure the highest reasonably practical levels of property protection, life safety, and resilience to fire can be achieved.
An essential reference tool for anyone involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems, it is now available to purchase on the FPA website both in print and digitally for £399 (50% discount for FPA members until 31 October 2022). Purchasing the online version gives you access to the newly released LPC Sprinkler Rules App so you can view the document on a mobile phone or tablet, as well as via the FPA website. You can find out more about becoming a member for exclusive benefits including discounts on products and services here.
Dale Kinnersley, FPA Principal Consultant and Convenor of the RISCAuthority Sprinkler Rules Working Group said: “The LPC Sprinkler Rules is the only UK sprinkler standard that includes property protection and business resilience required by building insurers. The new LPC Technical Bulletins have been written by committee in association with UK experts, insurer members of RISCAuthority, and input from the UK Trade Organisation BAFSA. The updates are based on research, testing, product innovation, and changes to recognised international standards that help underpin the requirements from insurers and provide more comprehensive fire protection system options in relation to current UK construction and industry practices.”
New Technical Bulletins
The following Technical Bulletins have been produced to address gaps recognised by insurers in the current standards for property protection purposes and the need to enhance current requirements based on research, testing, and developed standards from around the world:
TB202: Sprinkler protection to buildings featuring residential occupancies – insurance requirements
TB211: Hanging garment storage
TB212: Mobile shelving systems.
Updated Technical Bulletins
The following Technical Bulletins have been updated based on new technology, research, and insurer requirements for property protection, building resilience, and business continuity:
TB203: Care and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems
TB210: Automatic sprinkler pump installation
TB222: Ordinary Hazard Group 3 protection using Enhanced Protection Extended Coverage Sprinklers
TB229: LPC Rules for automatic sprinkler installations variations to BS EN 12845 (2015)
TB230: Protection of roof spaces, floor and ceiling voids
TB234: Protection of high hazard storage (HHS) configurations
TB237: Flushing underground sprinkler mains.
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About the Fire Protection Association (FPA)
The FPA is the UK’s national fire safety organisation. We work to identify the dangers of fire and the means by which potential for loss is kept to a minimum. Since 1946 we have attained an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, publications, risk surveying and auditing.
Our products and services are designed to assist fire, security and safety professionals achieve and maintain the very highest standards of fire safety management. Our engineers, scientists and consultants have a vast knowledge of fire and risk prevention as well an in depth understanding of fire behaviour and the consequences of poor risk management. They work with research companies, government bodies, industry and the insurance community on projects of varying scale and complexity.