dry pipe

dry pipe

[¦drī ¦pīp]
(mechanical engineering)
A perforated metal pipe above the normal water level in the steam space of a boiler which prevents moisture or extraneous matter from entering steam outlet lines.
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Auckland International airport employed Argus Fire Protection to remove the existing glycol system and install a roof-only, dou-ble interlocked, dry pipe, pre-action system.
The section also includes dry pipe runs with joints, pumps, valves and motors so learners can experience mechanical jointing and correct procedures for installing and removing devices.
If you have unheated areas and dry pipe systems, make sure low point drains are checked by a qualified contractor or maintenance staff.
Have a buddy hold down the slip ring with both hands while you work out any sand or dirt with a dry pipe cleaner or toothbrush.
Mechanical joints are perfect for outdoor, remote use as they can be hand assembled with no need for power tools and can be mounted under any weather conditions, unlike welds which need dry pipe.
It can be used on drill strings to aid cuttings transport, hole cleaning, increase circulation rates and for tripping dry pipe.
The result of SPC's extensive research and development was SP4888[R], an innovative 100% solids liquid-epoxy coating that will tolerate a significant volume of surface moisture while offering excellent adhesion to grit-blasted dry pipe.
The second phase of the work, which has been divided into several steps, includes installation of both wet and dry pipe sprinklers.
Many pipelines are being installed on the west side of the valley, one a dry pipe sitting in the ground and capped, and the eastern area is just getting Band-aids on a small, inadequate pipeline that doesn't even belong to Castaic.
Fire suppression using dry pipe and dry agent to protect equipment
Intent of this project is to install the Owner purchased Nitrogen generator to our existing dry pipe fire suppression system in the Veterinary Hospital.