When you’re designing a water-based fire suppression system, there will be times when your system demand exceeds the pressure (measured in psi and bar) that your supply can deliver. During these times, you’ll want to look at what options are available to you to bridge the gap and protect your property. One such option is the fire pump.
A fire pump is a high-pressure fire suppression water pump. These pumps are designed to provide increased flow and pressure from a water source, usually a tank. They are typically used in locations where there is a greater demand for water, or where the terrain can be challenging for other types of fire suppression equipment such as nozzles or hoses.
There are a variety of fire fighting pumps available in both petrol and diesel engine options. These fire fighting pumps can be electric or recoil start and come with single or twin impeller variations. They also come with a choice of 1.5-inch to 3-inch suction/discharge ports. Davey fire fighting pumps offer class leading performance and operate across the full pump curve without overloading the engine.
Petrol fire fighting pumps are a great option for use where there is no electricity, especially in rural locations or construction sites. They are lightweight and portable, making it easy to move them to different locations and set them up as needed.
They also offer a higher water flow rate and pressure than other types of fire pumps, which makes them an ideal choice for fire fighting. They’re easy to maintain with split cases that open easily for pump access, and they can be used with both electric and diesel drivers.
Diesel fire fighting pumps are an industrial-grade option that is more durable than petrol models and offers a longer engine life. These fire fighting pumps are often used for water transfer, washing down machinery, and other applications that require a lot of water at pressure. They are available in both electric and recoil start, with or without a roll cage, and with single or twin impellers.
Regardless of what type of fire fighting pump you choose, there are several important factors to consider. Make sure you’re getting the right size pump for your situation, and make sure that it’s easy to transport and start up when required. Also, remember to only run your fire fighting pump when it’s needed. Otherwise, you could damage the motor and overheat the engine.
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