dry sprinkler system

dry-pipe sprinkler system

1. A complete fire-protection sprinkler system with sprinkler heads in which there is no water unless the system is actuated (either automatically or manually) in case of fire; esp. used in areas subject to freezing temperatures, or to avoid the hazards of leaking or bursting pipes.
2. A fire sprinkler system containing a network of pipes filled with air or nitrogen under pressure and equipped with an automatic sprinklers; when the sprinklers open, the air or nitrogen is released, thereby opening a valve (called a dry-pipe valve) which permits water to enter the pipes and to flow out the opened sprinklers.
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also offers ample parking, a dry sprinkler system and close proximity to retail and dining establishments.
Storage areas are compartmentalized to hinder fire spread, and covered by a dry sprinkler system which only fills with water when activated by smoke detectors, to try and avoid water damage caused by broken pipes.
Available at less-than-market rates, the property also offers ample parking and a dry sprinkler system.
Contract notice: Servicing and maintenance of dry sprinkler systems to water sprinklers and columns of buildings yvelines.