dry pipe

dry pipe

[¦drī ¦pīp]
(mechanical engineering)
A perforated metal pipe above the normal water level in the steam space of a boiler which prevents moisture or extraneous matter from entering steam outlet lines.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Globe developed the earliest lever-fulcrum dry pipe valve, Globe Save All centre strut sprinklers, and eventually became the first US company to utilise 5mm and 3mm Glass Bulbs in its commercial and residential sprinklers.
I provided fire suppression system design, including hydraulic calculations for a new dry-pipe zone and extension of an existing two-zone dry pipe sprinkler system.
Fire suppression includes, dual pre-action dry pipe. Inch by inch security includes a card access system with multi authentication Security Cams and recording system.
(Even before last week's Skirball fire broke out nearby, sparked at an encampment for the city's growing number of homeless, the museum had closed its doors to visitors so as not to let smoke and ash from the region's other blazes enter its buildings.) As a last resort, "dry pipe" sprinkler systems can douse flames without damaging art.
A clean, dry pipe indicates good quality air with no corrosion issues.
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Auckland International airport employed Argus Fire Protection to remove the existing glycol system and install a roof-only, dou-ble interlocked, dry pipe, pre-action system.
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The section also includes dry pipe runs with joints, pumps, valves and motors so learners can experience mechanical jointing and correct procedures for installing and removing devices.
Have a buddy hold down the slip ring with both hands while you work out any sand or dirt with a dry pipe cleaner or toothbrush.