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sprinkler system

[′spriŋk·lər ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A fire-protection system of pipes and outlets in a building, mine, or other enclosure for delivering a fire extinguishing liquid or gas, usually automatically by the action of heat on the sprinkler head. Also known as fire sprinkling system.

Sprinkler system

A system, usually automatic, for protection against fire; when activated, it sprays water over a large area in a systematic pattern.

hydraulically designed (sprinkler) system

A sprinkler system in which the pipe sizes are calculated on the basis of the pressure loss to provide a prescribed number of gallons of water per square foot (liters per minute per square meter) of floor area, or flow per sprinkler, with a reasonable degree of uniformity over the area.

pipe schedule (sprinkler) system

A fire sprinkler system in which the sizing of the pipes supplying the sprinklers is determined from a schedule based on occupancy classification; a specified number of sprinkler (heads) may be supplied for a specific size of pipe.

sprinkler system

A system (usually automatic) for protection against fire which, when activated, sprays water over a large area in a systematic pattern; an integrated system of overhead and underground piping, designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards, which includes: (a) one or more automatic water supplies, (b) a network of specially sized or hydraulically designed piping which is installed (generally overhead) throughout the building or area, (c) sprinklers (i.e., sprinkler heads) distributed in a systematic pattern which are attached to the piping, (d) a valve which controls each system riser or its supply piping, and (e) a device for actuating an alarm when the system is in operation.
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The government should accept this is a national emergency Andy that fully justifies establishing a fund to allow housing associations to fit sprinkler systems as a matter of urgency.
Louis found that replacing compressed air with 98% nitrogen gas extends the life expectancy of a sprinkler system by 5.
A third school, Mountain House Special School in Chepstow, has a sprinkler system in most of the school, but not the gymnasium, said Mr Watts.
He pointed to the fatal fire last week in neighboring Uxbridge as proof there is a need for more stringent sprinkler system regulations.
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SPRINKLER systems could be made compulsory in all new homes in Wales if new legislation gets the go-ahead.
The estimated cost for installing a sprinkler system in an average size building (50,000 sq ft) without any existing sprinklers would be $205,000 to $307,500, depending on the cost per square foot, CMS said in the rule.
The report states that according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) figures, only 82% of nursing home fires are contained by properly installed and maintained sprinkler systems.
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition developed the Built for Life kit to provide builders with detailed information about the design and installation of a residential fire sprinkler system.
It was rejected only because the British government, which was using it to store emergency food supplies, had installed a sprinkler system to protect valuable supplies against fire.
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Nationalist Matheson has estimated the cost of installing a sprinkler system in an HMO at pounds 1500, but John Blackwood of the Scottish Association of Landlords told the committee the total bill could be as high as pounds 7000.