automatic sprinkler


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automatic sprinkler

A sprinkler head having a nozzle which is normally closed, but opens when exposed to a predetermined quantity of heat—either by the melting of a fusible element or by the rupturing of a liquid-filled glass bulb.
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(2) Tear out and replace any part of the building or structure to repair damage to the Automatic Sprinkler System that has resulted in sprinkler leakage.
When one or more of the automatic sprinklers is exposed to sufficient heat, the valve opens, allowing the maintenance air to vent from that sprinkler.
Thirdly, Baker and FM Global are working toward a simplified approach for the installation requirements of automatic sprinklers. Lastly, they are planning on embarking on a project that will determine new, less costly ways to protect storage racks that cannot be protected by ceiling-level sprinklers only.
The agency said it supports the NFPA's decision to include an automatic sprinkler system requirement for all long-term care facilities in the 2006 LSC.
Such benefits have helped automatic sprinklers enjoy the same kind of growth as the housing industry itself, says Berry.
The statement that "sprinkler systems can cause more damage to company property or its infrastructure than the fire itself" reiterates the common misconception that computer rooms or other occupancies with large quantities of electronic equipment should not be protected by automatic sprinklers. There will be far greater damage from a fire in a room without sprinklers that is suppressed (after a delayed response) by the fire department using hose streams than from a fire within a sprinkler-protected facility controlled or suppressed by a handful of actuated sprinkler heads.
Booth explains why adding compartmentalization to the 2000 edition of the standard was problematic: "It was 1) based upon suppositions that are technologically archaic and arbitrary, 2) contrary to technological advances in fire protection, particularly automatic sprinkler technology, 3) unreasonably expensive ...
Some duct systems and many fabric filter systems have been fitted with either manually actuated or automatic sprinkler systems.
Request for quotations : purchase of an automatic sprinkler fire extinguishing installation (electrical part) consisting of
Over the objections of a residential construction trade association and others, Palatine will require automatic sprinkler systems for new single-family homes starting next year, under a revised ordinance that proponents say will improve safety if a fire starts.
"With these re-commitments from Reliable Automatic Sprinkler, FedEx and American Universal Supply, I am happy to say that Lighthouse Real Estate's six Elmsford industrial assets continue to be 100 percent leased," said Langtry.
Staff and customers were evacuated from the store when the automatic sprinkler system was triggered by the fire in the warehouse behind the shopping area.

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