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Effect of pressure on leakage of automatic sprinklers.
Ryan-MW; Smith-AC; Pro-RW; Lazzara-CP
Sprink Age 1993 May; 7(5):16-23
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a study to determine if commercially available automatic sprinklers could withstand the high static pressures in deep underground coal mines without leaking and if exposure to the mine environment affected their leak pressures. New sprinklers and sprinklers exposed to the mine environment were subjected to increasing pressures until leakage occurred.
Fire-extinguishing-systems; Fire-fighting; Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Automatic-sprinklers
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division