SPRAY & WATCH
- Tom's Trumpet. Brace, Tom // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p66
The article focuses on RB64, the new sprinkler mandate in Minnesota which will appear in the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) publication. RB64, it says, calls for fire sprinklers in all new one and two family homes. The IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition, it adds, which was founded in 2007,...
- Simply sprinklers. Groos, Tom // Buildings;Oct97, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p38
Deals with the advantages of using fire sprinkler systems. Guidelines in considering additional features on a sprinkler system; Standard water pressure of fire sprinkler systems. INSET: Sprinkler specs..
- Sprinklers. Dockrill, James; Norton, Lee // Canadian Consulting Engineer;May2006, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p22
The article examines some of the common issues facing the designers of sprinkler systems in Canada. These issues include: selecting the appropriate standard, architectural questions, flexibility, selecting the sprinkler, and the pipes. Main sprinkler head types to choose from include: the...
- Sprinkler Retrofits Can Be Fast and Cost-Effective. JOHNSON, GARY // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Sep2005, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p53
Discusses a fast and cost-effective way to retrofit a fire sprinkler. Key sprinkler retrofit considerations; Factors to consider when starting a sprinkler retrofit; Selection of piping technologies; Factors driving the increase in fire sprinkler retrofits in the United States.
- RESIDENTIAL FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS. Williams, Joel // Plumbing & Mechanical;Nov2008, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p54
The article offers information on multipurpose fire sprinkler systems. Kelly Fahey, co-owner of Washington-based PacWest Sales Inc., says that the beauty of multipurpose fire safety systems is that because they combine the potable cold-water lines with the sprinkler system, they are a natural...
- Sprinklers can save lives too says NFPA report. // Fire Safety Engineering;Oct2005, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p4
Reports on the performance and effectiveness of sprinkler systems in reducing the chances of dying in a fire. Comments concerning the reliability of sprinkler systems; Failure of the sprinkler systems to operate in 7 percent of structure fires; Reaction on the result of the findings concerning...
- The time has come. Kidd, Stewart // Fire Safety Engineering;May2006, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p50
The article presents the author's view of the opportunities ahead for the sprinkler industry in Great Britain with reference to a debate on fire safety in the House of Commons on January 25, 2005. The recognition of the benefits of sprinkler is considerably increasing. The author comments that...
- Fire Protection Systems. Stegura, David // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p52
Focuses on the changes in the fire sprinkler requirements in Minnesota. Increase in construction of buildings in 2003; Installation of sprinkler systems in residential occupancies; Requirements for fire-resistive construction.
- Bigger for the better. Tomes // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Nov99, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p46
Reports on the advances in automatic sprinkler systems and the design advantages and fire protection effectiveness of large-orifice sprinkler heads. Basis of the design of sprinkler systems; Approaches to sprinkler system design; Application of large-orifice sprinklers in warehouses. INSET:...