BS EN 14470-1:2004

Fire safety storage cabinets. Safety storage cabinets for flammable liquids

This standard defines terminology relating to fire safety as used in International Standards and other documents of the International Standardization Organization and the International Electrotechnical Committee.

Over the last two decades, there has been significant growth in the subject field of fire safety. There has been a considerable development of fire safety engineering design, especially as it relates to construction projects, as well as the development of concepts related to performance-based design. With this continuing evolution, there is an increasing need for agreement on a common language in the large domain of fire safety, beyond what traditionally has been limited to the subject field of fire hazard testing.

The first edition of ISO 13943 contained definitions of about 180 terms. However, the area of technology that is related to fire safety has continued to evolve rapidly and this second edition contains many new terms as well as new definitions of some of the terms that were in the first edition.

This standard defines general terms to establish a vocabulary applicable to fire safety, including fire safety in buildings and civil engineering works and other elements within the built environment.

It will be updated as terms and definitions for further concepts in the subject field of fire safety are agreed upon and developed.

The terms in this standard are:

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  • fundamental concepts
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  • more specific concepts
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  • related concept fields.

Where a given term designates more than one concept, the concepts are listed in separate consecutive entries and the terms individually numbered.

Where the term describes a physical quantity, a note is given to indicate the typical units that are used (except in cases where the unit is a single dimension such as mass, time or length).

To facilitate the location of any term given in this standard, irrespective of preference or country of origin, the alphabetical index lists all preferred and non-preferred synonyms, without the respective country code being indicated. There is also a systematic index and an index of deprecated terms.