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

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Lumber and sprinkler system components packed the upstairs hallway; in the theater itself, a lighting team wearing cloth masks crowded around a table. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "A Safer Home for Dangerous Plays," 31 Jan. 2018 And as the Inquirer and Daily News have previously reported, the design firm for the sprinkler system put down widely different figures in different documents for incoming water available for the sprinkler network. Craig R. Mccoy, Philly.com, "Lawsuit alleges 'agonizing and lonely deaths' in Barclay Friends fire," 15 June 2018 The hospital was cited twice, in 2015 and again in 2017, for problems with the sprinkler system, fire alarms and fire drills. Washington Post, "US: Care lacking at troubled Washington psychiatric hospital," 27 June 2018 The properties once held a women’s clothing store and several bargain outlets, but Jeon closed the stores because the sewage and sprinkler systems did not pass inspection. Alex Gailey, BostonGlobe.com, "Battered storefronts undermine progress at Dudley Square," 25 June 2018 To address these challenges, hotels in the U.S. are legally required to meet safety standards that include posted fire escape routes, fire doors, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire sprinkler systems and exit passageways. Susan Soldavin, Howard County Times, "River Hill student's paper published by major journal [Clarksville]," 24 May 2018 The violations in Foster’s home included unsanitary conditions, bed bugs, a rat infestation, a lack of smoke alarms and an indoor sprinkler system, along with no boarding home permit, according to the civil lawsuit. Fares Sabawi, San Antonio Express-News, "Boarding home operator arrested four years after problems found in home," 16 Mar. 2018 The property is a total of 3,150 square feet and boasts 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a dual-level landscaped garden with bluestone pavers (plus a super handy built-in sprinkler system), according to the listing. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Live In The Footsteps Of Young Lena Horne In This Brooklyn Brownstone For Sale," 14 Nov. 2016 Zuercher later fired, demoted or suspended 11 city employees who knew, or should have known, about leaks in the sprinkler system but failed to address the issue. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix to reopen Burton Barr Library June 16 following flooding disaster," 30 May 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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