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AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS AS CONFLAGRATION CONTROLLERS

Issue 8 and Volume 60.

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS AS CONFLAGRATION CONTROLLERS Opinions Showing That Their Operation is Not as Effective as Generally Supposed Written Especially for “Fire and Water Engineering.” Since the International Association of Fire Engineers at its convention in Cincinnati last year adopted the resolution that “The International Association ot Fire Engineers regards the automatic sprinkler as an important means of controlling conflagration conditions…….and resolved further that this association advocates enactment of municipal ordinances requiring automatic sprinklers to be installed throughout or in parts of buildings where conditions favoring inception and spread of fire, and especially menacing safety of life, are considered by proper authorities to be pronounced,” considerable interest has been taken in the matter and many expressions of opinion given pertaining to the real merits of the sprinkler system. In view of the experiences of fire experts of the larger cities in this country, including Chief Kenlon of New York, Commissioner Grady…

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