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Dealing with common sprinkler problems found  in hospitals

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, October 1, 2010

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1. Standard response sprinklers and quick response sprinklers installed in the same compartment. You are not permitted to mix the installation of standard response sprinklers and quick response sprinklers in the same compartment, Keyes says. However, when NFPA 13 uses the word “compartment,” it does not refer to a smoke compartment as described by NFPA 101, but to an actual room. 

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