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FIRE PROTECTION WORLD’S FAIR

Issue 8 and Volume 35.

FIRE PROTECTION WORLD’S FAIR Thorough Equipment of Buildings and Grounds. The contract for the installation of the highpressure water system for the protection of the buildings at the World’s Fair, was awarded to the Hanley-Casey company, of Chicago, at $800,000. The system consists of 140,000 lineal feet of pipe from six to twenty-four inches diameter, and 110,000 feet from one inch to four inches. This entire work will he connected up with extra heavy fittings and will have 1,200 hydrants and 300 standpipes automatically contruled There are 12,000 sprinkler heads distributed in the towers. The water supply will be furnished by fourteen high-pressure fire protection pumps, each having a capacity of 1,000 gallons per minute, and will be used to force the water through high-pressure steel mains and fireplugs located throughout the grounds, and connected with standpipes, deck-turret nozzles, automatic sprinklers, and fire hose on the floors, galleries and roofs…

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