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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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Re-Qualification of pressure tanks fitted to sprinkler systems of air navigation radar stations.
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.
He pointed to the fatal fire last week in neighboring Uxbridge as proof there is a need for more stringent sprinkler system regulations.
SPRINKLER systems could be made compulsory in all new homes in Wales if new legislation gets the go-ahead.
The estimated cost for installing a sprinkler system in an average size building (50,000 sq ft) without any existing sprinklers would be $205,000 to $307,500, depending on the cost per square foot, CMS said in the rule.
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The report states that according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) figures, only 82% of nursing home fires are contained by properly installed and maintained sprinkler systems.
Bridger Hall, which is a total loss from the recent fire, was not required to have a sprinkler system.
LANDLORDS yesterday criticised plans to fit sprinkler systems in nursing homes and sheltered accommodation.
It is estimated that on sites where a sprinkler system is installed, 85% of the fires are extinguished by only five heads or less.
A CAMPAIGN is being launched to make it compulsory for all new buildings on Merseyside to be fitted with sprinkler systems.
You are just one of many who have written to say the advice on a home fire sprinkler system was not encouraging.