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sprinkler system

A system of overhead pipes,valves,heads,and sensors that will cause the release of water if a fire develops.Under most building codes,certain types of structures are required to have sprinkler systems. If present, but not required, the owner may usually have fewer fire walls, greater occupancy levels,and/or fewer exits and greater distances between exits.

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Several Tennessee cities and counties require fire sprinkler protection above and beyond that required by the state.
Sprinklers are required in buildings of more than 7,500 square feet and other high-risk facilities such as night clubs.
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And station commander Dave Finnerty, who leads the Fire Protection Department in Warwick-k shire, says: "From my experience, the damage within a factory without sprinklers usually sees that factory go out of business or at least stop trading for the time it takes to rebuild.
CMS has no authority to grant extensions or exceptions, although the memo urges sites that delayed the installation of full sprinkler systems because of planned renovations or new building projects to discuss their situations with their state's survey agency.
A third school, Mountain House Special School in Chepstow, has a sprinkler system in most of the school, but not the gymnasium, said Mr Watts.
A SENIOR Tory Cabinet minister who lambasted Welsh Government policies for harming the construction industry had previously backed fire sprinklers in homes.
And after the tragic death of three firefighters on Father's Day 2001, Local Law 26 was enacted to require automatic fire sprinklers in mercantile occupancies where anything flammable or combustible is stored below grade.
A sprinkler system (or sprinklers, in brief) is a relatively complicated technical object that can fail in a variety of ways (modes).
It is estimated that including a sprinkler system adds around only 1% of a newhome's build cost.