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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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As we have seen globally, sprinklers are a very effective tool for protecting people's lives as well as property.
ABIRMINGHAM councillor who claimed sprinklers did not save lives has faced a backlash from the industry and safety experts.
Whitefriars, which runs 24 tower blocks in Coventry, now has sprinklers installed at four of them, with five more in the pipeline.
John's are among New York higher education institutions that have taken proactive steps to protect student-residents by installing fire sprinkler systems in new and existing dormitories.
Because of this de-coupling between the pipe and ceiling, the sprinkler elevation relative to the finished ceiling surface cannot always be guaranteed to remain constant.
An increasing number of fire related deaths and loss of property is driving the global automatic fire sprinklers system market.
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As the sprinklers have individual heat sensors, it means water is only released in the area where the fire is.
Fire officials are singing the praises of sprinklers after what could have been a serious fire.
The sprinkler that was used in this plan was from kind of Zhaleh 3 that was made in Techno Zhaleh Company of Iran.
This decision is usually based on looking at a sprinkler system simply as an added cost to a project which can be eliminated.
Other high-rise blocks, which have been identified by risk, are also expected to have sprinklers fitted.