Sprinkler System

  • (noun): A system for extinguishing fires; water from a network of overhead pipes is released through nozzles that open automatically with the rise in temperature.

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Tower7 - The Original 7 World Trade Center (1983–2001) - 9/11 and Collapse
... The building was equipped with a sprinkler system, but had many single-point vulnerabilities for failure the sprinkler system required manual initiation of the electrical fire pumps, rather than being a fully ... Also, water pressure was low, with little or no water to feed sprinklers ... towers that continued unabated due to lack of water for sprinklers or manual firefighting ...
Irrigation Sprinkler - Sprinkler Use
... End Gun style pivot applicator sprinkler Most irrigation sprinklers are used as part of a sprinkler system, consisting of various plumbing parts, piping and control equipment ... to the water source via plumbing fittings and the control system opens and closes valves to provide water on a schedule ... control provided varies depending on the equipment used some systems are fully automated and even compensate for rain, runoff and evaporation, while others require much more user attention ...
Sprinkler System Timer
... A sprinkler system timer is an electrical device that is used to set an irrigation sprinkler system to come on automatically at a certain time ... Irrigation timers first appeared in the early 1960s to control large-radius lawn sprinklers, which at the time usually contained their own electrically operated valve (most golf-course sprinklers still use ... Irrigation control systems almost always use 24-volt alternating current transmitted over two wires, one of which is "common" and connected to all the valves ...
South End Of Stamford - History - April 2006 Fire
... City investigators found Antares had not fixed the sprinkler system, although it knew the system was broken when it bought the building in October 2005 from Heyman ... cutting off the heat in the building as a new heating system was installed, and Antares was waiting until later in the spring or summer for that, Bruce Macleod, operations chief at Antares, had said, according to ... Heyman officials knew of the sprinkler system problems "and did nothing to fix them for years, the city's chief fire marshal said in April," The Advocate reported ...
Fire Sprinkler System - Types - Dry Pipe Systems
... Dry pipe systems are installed in spaces in which the ambient temperature may be cold enough to freeze the water in a wet pipe system, rendering the system ... Dry pipe systems are most often used in unheated buildings, in parking garages, in outside canopies attached to heated buildings (in which a wet pipe system ... Dry pipe systems are the second most common sprinkler system type ...

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