A fire fighting pump is a piece of equipment used in emergency situations to protect people and assets. It can be powered by steam, electricity or diesel engine and has the ability to produce high levels of water pressure. There are several considerations to be made when selecting a fire fighting pump. These include the flow rate and pressure, horsepower, the ability to handle a large volume and the safety features of the fire fighting pump.
A centrifugal fire pump can be configured to suit different suppression challenges (structural, high-rise, industrial or wildland) by determining the maximum discharge pressure for the application and flow rate required. Similarly, two-stage pumps can be configured to meet specific applications, such as providing higher flow rates for a longer period of time or having enough head to move water over long hose runs with smaller diameters for wildland.
Fire pump systems can either be mounted on fire-fighting vehicles as integrated or front-mounted pumps or be transported in a portable fire pump system. These typically consist of a pump end flanged to the motor and attached to a protective frame.
Inspect and test your fire pump system regularly, particularly before and after an emergency. Ensure the pump, hoses and nozzles are in good working order. Make sure you can operate the system and that it can deliver your plan of attack and protect your priorities.
Koorsen’s specialized technicians are trained to inspect, test and repair fire pumps. We have our own training center where we teach every aspect of service and maintenance before a technician is sent to the field. fire fighting pump