fire sprinkler system

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fire sprinkler system

A system for the delivery of water to locations registering a certain heat and to surrounding areas.Local building codes sometimes change the requirements for fire sprinkler systems,requiring larger sprinkler heads than before.Even if a property has a sprinkler system in place, you will need to check the pressure, the size of the heads, and any other matters required by local law in order to ensure that the system will be in compliance.

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If the Hartford and Nashville nursing homes were equipped with automatic sprinklers, "I don't even think we would have ever heard about them," Lathrop says.
Ensuring that the storage volume of file rooms is limited and protecting these rooms with automatic sprinkler systems offers "a high level of protection for records," wrote Hague in his NFPA Journal article.
MacGillivray added: "In almost all cases where a fatal fire occurred in a dwelling house, had the house been fitted with an automatic sprinkler system the death would have been prevented."
PL101-391 is applicable to all places of public accommodation and requires that these properties are equipped with hard-wired, single-station smoke detectors in each guestroom, and an automatic sprinkler system, with a sprinkler head in each guestroom.
Adequate and reliable fire safety can only be achieved in these facilities by spending the time and money to improve detection and compartmentation, in addition to installing and properly maintaining automatic sprinkler systems.
John Larson, D-Conn., said he has a bill in the works that would require every nursing home reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid to have full automatic sprinklers.
Item: FMRC has pioneered new automatic sprinkler technology--early suppression-fast response (ESFR) sprinklers.
Glendale, Arizona, offers rebates for homeowners who convert existing landscapes to low-water-use plants or install automatic sprinkler controls.
The new, 50,000-square-foot lease is for Reliable Automatic Sprinkler at the property, which is part of Bloomingdale Corporate Center.
"If you tried to use an automatic sprinkler in the valleys the ground is so steep the water would just wash away anyway, so why bother?" Water companies used to experience their biggest surge at half-time during football and rugby matches, when an entire nation would flick on the kettle for a cup of tea.
In addition, Gettler served as the secretary of the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry, Pension and Welfare Funds with assets in excess of $4 billion, as well as acting as a Trustee on several other Taft-Harley Funds.
A neighbour said: "The fire itself was under control pretty quickly but it had activated the automatic sprinkler system and no one could find a way of switching it off.
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