sprinkler system


Definition of sprinkler system

: a system for protecting a building against fire by means of overhead pipes which convey an extinguishing fluid (such as water) to heat-activated outlets

Examples of sprinkler system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the pet facility is not required by state and federal fire codes to have a sprinkler system, investigators are working to find out if any fire suppression or smoke alarms were present. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Sep. 2021 Police said the church at 3000 East did not have a sprinkler system and was heavily damaged. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Aug. 2021 Any showrooms larger than 5,000 square feet will now require a sprinkler system that meets specific standards. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2021 The shock wave knocked out the state-of-the-art sprinkler system Mr. Feuerstein had just installed, and 45-mile-an-hour winds blew the ensuing fire to three other buildings. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 That caused a delay in building the roof, which caused a delay in erecting a sprinkler system, which caused a delay on finishing the walls. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 The new facility will have a sprinkler system, something the current location lacks. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Oct. 2021 Eco Box Fabricators’ engineers created a building that meets fire code requirements, such as reliable exits and a sprinkler system, and can withstand earthquakes and high-speed winds. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Oct. 2021 In 2017, the Akron Racers Charities invested $250,000 for improvements to the stadium, including adding an infield sprinkler system, 28,000 square feet of sod, a home run fence, seats and dugout padding. Megan Becka, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sprinkler system

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sprinkler system was in 1876

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25 Nov 2021

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“Sprinkler system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprinkler%20system. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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