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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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Representatives from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and the Illinois Fire Services Association presented at the event and each one awarded one of the seven towns with a special coalition plaque.
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As sprinklers pre-wet combustible materials and control the fire, they take the fuel away, thereby minimising fire growth and production of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO).
He added that sprinkler systems could be installed for around PS1,500 per flat which is comparable to the cost of laying carpets throughout.
There are thousands of older residential buildings, including public housing that are exempted from current municipal fire sprinkler regulations.
After the tragedy the Mirror told how more than a million people were living in council-owned towers with no sprinkler systems.
First, accurately measure the area where the sprinkler system will be installed.