Boosting Water Pressure With a Portable Fire Fighting Pump
When your sprinkler system or other water-based fire suppression systems require more pressure than what your water supply can deliver, a portable fire fighting pump is an excellent solution. This type of pump is designed specifically to increase the water flow and pressure for these types of fire protection systems to operate at maximum capacity, meeting all the necessary requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association.
Fire pumps are a type of centrifugal pump that is specially engineered to provide the necessary water flow and pressure for firefighting applications, as well as boost the water pressure of standpipes, hydrants, or sprinkler systems that need more than what your building’s plumbing can easily produce. Fire pumps are available in a variety of sizes and capacities, depending on your specific system’s needs. They are also typically required to meet all the standards set by NFPA, which sets regulations for fire pump installation, operation, and maintenance.
Angus Fire offers a range of self-contained portable fire fighting pumps with petrol or diesel engines. These are designed with the latest technological advances, innovations and materials to ensure they are durable, reliable and meet world wide regulations for exhaust emissions and noise levels. All pumps are supplied on a STORMforce trailer, which allows for easy movement and rapid deployment. They are supplied with 4 lengths of suction hose and 1200 l/m flows of Duraline fire hose, as well as a tool box and other accessories for easy operation.
The most common fire pump used in building systems is the centrifugal type. These are very reliable, come in a large range of rated flow and pressure capacities and can be operated with either an electric or diesel driver. They are also easy to maintain because they have a split case that can be opened for access and use, and have a small footprint, making them a good choice in fire pump rooms where space is at a premium.
Another popular option is the end suction fire pump. These are similar to centrifugal fire pumps, but have a discharge outlet that is perpendicular to the suction inlet, meaning they take less space than a centrifugal fire pump and can be installed in tight spaces.
When you are looking for a portable fire fighting pump to boost the water pressure of your fire suppression system, consider working with an industry specialist like Feld Fire to make sure you’re getting the best solution for your application. Our team is knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have about our extensive product line. Contact us today to find out how we can help you protect your property, your loved ones and the environment from the devastating effects of a fire.