UPDATE - 12 August 2001

The latest we have from CEN is that the target date for the draft installation standard to be finalized for voting is December 2001. If this changes we will update this site.


A brief introduction to the LPC Sprinkler Rules

For over 120 years the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations (and its forerunner the FOC Sprinkler Rules) have specified sprinkler protection worldwide. We ensure that the rules are up-to date by keeping abreast of new hazards, technologies, design methods, installations and maintenance requirements. By combining this with a unique research programme, the LPC Sprinkler Rules remain at the forefront of sprinkler design.


The LPC Centre for Risk Sciences manages this work on behalf of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) who fund the maintenance of the LPC Sprinkler Rules and supporting research. We also work closely with the Fire Protection Association (FPA) who publish the rules.


LPC Technical Bulletins

Despite the age of sprinkler protection, developments and improvements in the technology are still being made.  In order to reflect these developments in the LPC Sprinkler Rules we publish and maintain the Technical Bulletins (TBs).  These TBs are drafted by a committee consisting of our own sprinkler experts as well as selected senior Insurance professionals.  These TBs then pass through a process of public comment to ensure that the TBs are relevant, accurate and usable.


 

A new European sprinkler standard

One of the most significant changes occurring in the sprinkler market today is the development of a European sprinkler installation standard by CEN.  This standard has been drafted by a CEN committee consisting of representatives from across Europe and it is now entering the final stages of publication.

As the current BS5306: part 2 (which forms the base document for the LPC Rules) will be withdrawn upon publication of the CEN standard we are required to issue a new set of LPC sprinkler rules, to be known as the 2nd edition LPC Sprinkler Rules

Whilst we are happy to report that many of the current LPC TBs have been incorporated into the text of the new CEN standard, there are some LPC requirements and recommendations which have not.  It is for this reason that we have drafted a new set of TBs to complement the CEN standard in the same way that the current TB complement BS5306: part 2.


To download the draft TBs standard please click the 'Download documents' button on the left. We will be asking for comments to be submitted by the final voting date for the CEN standard.

The latest we have from CEN is that the target date for the draft installation standard to be finalized for voting is December 2001. If this changes we will update this site.


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