sprinkler

(redirected from sprinklers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to sprinklers: Lowes

sprinkler

1. In a fire protection system, a device designed to release a stream of water and distribute it in a specified pattern and quantity over a designated area; usually one of many such outlet nozzles.
References in periodicals archive ?
A NEW campaign running this week is raising awareness about the benefits of sprinkler systems in fighting fires.
The chairman of the fire authority, Cllr Dave Hanratty, said: "The benefit of sprinklers and the impact they have suppressing fires and limiting a fire spreading in a building is a topic I am passionate about and I am delighted this project is beginning with the support of our partners.
Those with no sprinklers at all will automatically receive an F.
School fire sprinklers have caused an unlikely political row in Monmouthshire
Ms Jones said: "I agree with him that sprinklers save lives.
Unlike a wet pipe system, dry sprinklers are free of water until a fire is detected.
These four basic types of sprinklers differ in terms of how water is put into the area of fire and, certainly, of how they fail at a component and system level.
As sprinklers pre-wet combustible materials and control the fire, they take the fuel away, thereby minimising fire growth and production of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO).
Councillor Dr Barry Henley (Lab) argued that installing sprinklers in 213 Birmingham tower blocks would be a costly mistake as they only "save property, not lives".
One senior councillor, who attended a private fire safety briefing, told the Telegraph that an official representing the landlord had used the phrase as councillors pushed the firm on why it would not commit to installing sprinklers in all of its buildings.
The dormitory, located on the campus' "K Street" did not have fire sprinklers installed.