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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all fire protection systems including engineered fire suppression, all sprinkler systems including but not limited to, deluge, wet and dry pipe, pre-action, afff agent, hydrants, standpipes and fire pumps, fire alarm panels and detection systems.
A clean, dry pipe indicates good quality air with no corrosion issues.
As the name implies, dry pipe sprinklers contain pressurized air that is replaced with water only once the system is activated by heat.
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.
To indicate a discharge from a sprinkler, pressure switches are offered for connection to wet, dry, deluge and pre-action automatic sprinkler systems, as well as to dry pipe systems, pressure tanks, and automatic water control valve supplies.
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.
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.
A dry pipe sprinkler system will provide the coverage you need without the risk of burst pipes.
It can be used on drill strings to aid cuttings transport, hole cleaning, increase circulation rates and for tripping dry pipe.