automatic sprinkler


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automatic sprinkler

A sprinkler head having a nozzle which is normally closed, but opens when exposed to a predetermined quantity of heat—either by the melting of a fusible element or by the rupturing of a liquid-filled glass bulb.
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When one or more of the automatic sprinklers is exposed to sufficient heat, the valve opens, allowing the maintenance air to vent from that sprinkler.
Both Lathrop and Fasano noted that the nursing home industry supports the installation of automatic sprinklers in facilities.
The statement that "sprinkler systems can cause more damage to company property or its infrastructure than the fire itself" reiterates the common misconception that computer rooms or other occupancies with large quantities of electronic equipment should not be protected by automatic sprinklers.
Booth explains why adding compartmentalization to the 2000 edition of the standard was problematic: "It was 1) based upon suppositions that are technologically archaic and arbitrary, 2) contrary to technological advances in fire protection, particularly automatic sprinkler technology, 3) unreasonably expensive .
1 Reduce automatic sprinkler settings for watering fruit trees, roses, landscape beds and even lawns.
Staff and customers were evacuated from the store when the automatic sprinkler system was triggered by the fire in the warehouse behind the shopping area.
Chief inspector of fire services Keith MacGillivray called for more automatic sprinkler systems to be put in in homes.
The green areas in the development boasts gardens, pedestrian paths and recreational areas, with a programmed automatic sprinkler system and interior lighting.
Although automatic sprinkler systems have been in use in the United States since 1874, and have a proven record of protecting life and property, a number of common misconceptions still exist about their operation and effectiveness.
The machine, called the Banbury, was processing a 1,000lb load of rubber at the tyre plant in Stafford Road, just before 10 am yesterday, when it caught fire, setting off an automatic sprinkler system.
That is why it is essential to have redundant protection systems and a balanced fire protection design approach in these facilities, rather than relying mainly on automatic sprinkler systems and nursing staff for rescue.
An estimated 20 to 30 percent of nursing homes nationwide do not have full automatic sprinkler protection, the report noted.

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