alarm valve[ə′lärm ‚valv]
A device that sounds an alarm when water flows in an automatic sprinkler system.
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A valve that (a) permits the flow of water into a wet-pipe sprinkler system, (b) prevents the reverse flow of water, and (c) incorporates provisions for actuating an alarm under specified flow conditions.
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