AS2118 is the Australian Standard for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in buildings or structures. The objective of this edition is to include changes that reflect recent advances in technology and to refine the content for clarity and conciseness.
Automatic fire sprinkler systems provide an important level of fire protection to a building structure. Additionally, automatic fire sprinklers provide an important level of protection for the occupants of a building together with protection to the environment by minimizing the effects that a major structural fire could have.
Fire sprinklers also safeguard against loss of plant, machinery, equipment and building contents generally as well as protecting a business by providing against loss of continuity of business operations. Sprinklers also conserve water during firefighting operations.