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Navigating the Changes: A Guide to AS 2419.1 – 2017 vs AS 2419.1 – 2021

Why the need to know the differences between AS2419.1 – 2017 and 2021?

Understanding the latest updates to fire hydrant system standards is crucial for ensuring safety and compliance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key differences between AS 2419.1 – 2017 and AS 2419.1 – 2021, and discuss their implications on fire hydrant system design, installation, and commissioning.

AS 2419.1 – 2017: A Brief Overview

The AS 2419.1 – 2017 standard provides guidelines for the design, installation, and commissioning of fire hydrant systems. Its primary purpose is to ensure that fire hydrant systems are effective, reliable, and compliant with relevant building codes.

Key requirements covered in this edition include:

  • System design and layout
  • Pipe sizing and materials
  • Hydrant valve types and locations
  • Commissioning and maintenance procedures

However, the 2017 edition had some limitations and shortcomings, including outdated references and insufficient guidance on certain aspects of fire hydrant system design and installation.

AS 2419.1 – 2021: A New and Improved Standard

The latest edition of AS 2419.1, released in 2021, builds upon the previous edition by addressing its shortcomings and incorporating new requirements and best practices. This updated standard aims to improve fire safety by ensuring that fire hydrant systems are more efficient, reliable, and easier to maintain.

Major changes and additions in AS 2419.1 – 2021 include:

  • Updated references to other relevant standards and regulations
  • New requirements for hydrant booster assembly design and location
  • Clarification on the use of certain materials and components
  • Enhanced guidance on system testing and maintenance
  • Restructure of the document and content to improve its use and readability
  • Limit the scope to buildings having and effective height not more than 135 m to Class 7b or 8 buildings having a total volume not more than 108000 m2, and to buildings that do not included automatic racked storage systems.
  • Include informative appendices to clarify the intent of sections and clauses
  • Include new technologies and industry best practices to enable competitive and cost-effective design and water conservation.
  • Divide the previous Section 8 (pipework and valves) into two sections.
  • Acknowledge the benefits of installed sprinkler systems to control the development and spread of fire.
  • Introduced a range of requirements for high rise buildings based on internationally applied standards.

These changes help to address the limitations of the previous edition and provide clearer guidance for the design, installation, and commissioning of fire hydrant systems.

Comparing AS 2419.1 – 2017 and AS 2419.1 – 2021

The table below highlights the key differences between the two editions of AS 2419.1:

Aspect AS 2419.1 – 2017 AS 2419.1 – 2021
References Outdated references to other standards and regulations Updated references to the latest relevant standards and regulations
Hydrant Booster Assembly Limited guidance on design and location New requirements for design and location, improving accessibility and performance
Materials and Components Ambiguity in the use of certain materials and components Clarification on the use of materials and components, ensuring proper system function
Testing and Maintenance Insufficient guidance on system testing and maintenance Enhanced guidance on testing and maintenance, promoting system reliability and longevity

These differences have a significant impact on fire hydrant system design, installation, and commissioning, making it essential for professionals in the field to familiarize themselves with the updated standard.

In Conclusion

The transition from AS 2419.1 – 2017 to AS 2419.1 – 2021 brings several important changes to the design, installation, and commissioning of fire hydrant systems. By understanding these changes and implementing the latest requirements, professionals can ensure that their fire hydrant systems are compliant, effective, and reliable.

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