automatic wet-pipe sprinkler system

automatic wet-pipe sprinkler system

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ¦wet ¦pīp ′spriŋk·lər ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A sprinkler system, all of whose parts are filled with water at sufficient pressure to provide an immediate continuous discharge if the system is activated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

automatic wet-pipe sprinkler system

A sprinkler system in which all piping and sprinkler heads, at all times, are filled with water under pressure; the system discharges immediately when a sprinkler head operates, and the water continues to flow until the system is shut off.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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