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Subject: Sprinkler systems

Sprinkler systems

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gregor.trinkaus-randall>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998
I would strongly recommend installing sprinkler systems throughout
the building. It is far better to have wet materials than ashes. One
only has to look at the recent Linkoping City Library fire where the
fire was started elsewhere in the building and resulted in
significant damage to the library collections.  The other option, if
you are worried about the amount of water (25 gallons/min),you can
investigate the water misting system (4 gallons/min) that has come
on the marked recently--several installations are in place in
Scotland according to my information.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
617-267-9400, 800-952-7403 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

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