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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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I, personally, would make it law." Not all high-rise residences in Stockton borough have sprinkler systems and current legislation doesn't deem them mandatory.
"I am particularly pleased with the decision taken by cabinet today to commit to our pledge to install sprinkler systems throughout all of our highrise blocks."
On Monday, Councilmember Robert Corney Jr., who chairs the Housing and Building Committee, announced he is working on legislation that require all residential buildings with four or more units, regardless of when they were built, to install sprinkler systems.
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, in which at least 80 people died, we launched our What Price Life campaign and called on all local housing authorities to test cladding on tower blocks and retrofit sprinkler systems.
"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."
The removal of just one of these three will stop most kinds of corrosion, but that can be difficult in a sprinkler system where water and iron are often two of the main materials inherent in systems.
The trial court entered judgment for Travelers based on the endorsement requiring a functioning sprinkler system as a condition of coverage and evidence that no sprinkler system existed at the premises.
Mr Watts said Castle Park Primary School in Caldicot had been fitted with a sprinkler system as part of a refurbishment - but it hasn't been plumbed in because of the cost.
Smith, master sprinkler fitter for Vixen Fire Services Protection, which donated design, installation and consultation services for the sprinkler system, said he knows how important a sprinkler system can be.
In case where the sprinkler system is activated on demand and does not commit run failure, the failure can be classified according to the hazard it protects:
While most standard warehouses use wet pipe sprinkler systems, Johnson explained that many perishable items are warehoused in cold rooms maintained at 34 degrees F or below.
"Many, if not all, of these deaths and injuries could be prevented if people had a sprinkler system which would extinguish or control a fire thereby giving the occupier valuable, additional time to exit their home.