An update to the New Zealand standard NZS 4541 – Automatic fire sprinkler systems has been released. This important standard provides an integrated set of rules for the design, installation, and maintenance of sprinkler systems so they reliably protect against the loss of life and minimise property damage from fire.
An update to the New Zealand standard NZS 4541 – Automatic fire sprinkler systems has just been released for public consultation. This important standard provides an integrated set of rules for the design, installation, and maintenance of sprinkler systems so they reliably protect against the loss of life and minimise property damage from fire.
Four new flammable refrigerant fact sheets are available from the Climate Control Companies Association New Zealand (CCCANZ). The fact sheets aim to ensure the industry is well informed about the potential risks associated with the use of flammable refrigerants in New Zealand.
New Zealand experiences thousands of unwanted fires every year. They cause varying amounts of damage, injury, or even loss of life. Through partnership with industry organisations, such as the Fire Protection Association New Zealand and the New Zealand Fire Service, Standards New Zealand aims to incorporate the latest research to develop the most efficient and effective fire protection standards.
The comment period closed on 03/12/2020
The comment period closed on 22/10/2020
The comment period closed on 07/10/2020
NZS 4541 provides an integrated set of rules for the design, installation, and maintenance of sprinkler systems, so that systems reliably protect against the loss of life and minimise property damage from fire by controlling the fire: within a specified area, and to allow escape before levels of toxic by-products of combustion become life-threatening. This standard is used extensively across the fire protection industry. New Zealand has one of the highest recorded successful operations of fire sprinkler systems, which can be attributed to the rigorous standards and associated legislation to which systems are installed and maintained. The revised standard addresses the following areas: Fire protection of tall (>25 meters) and large (>11,000 square meters) buildings, Seismic restraint of pipework to align with NZS 1170.5 Structural design actions; Part 5 Earthquake actions - New Zealand, Inclusion of new technologies for car stackers and in-rack sprinkler systems for warehouses, editing of the standard and inclusion of the errata collected since the last revision in 2013.View product page
Withdrawn 06 March 2020
Withdrawn 17 February 2020
This standard was last updated at least 10 years ago. Standards New Zealand would like your feedback on whether this standard should be maintained. We would also like to know if any other standard sufficiently covers its content. If you wish to comment on this proposal to withdraw, please email AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz by 14 October 2019.