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Our technicians strive to provide you with efficient fire pump that can help you with maximum pressure for fire fighting purposes
We offer versatile solutions in fire pump systems. Diesel, steam and electric-powered fire pumps are our specialties.
Installing fire pumps could be challenging. Nonetheless, our technicians are making the process seamless. Thanks to their years of experience in a plethora of engineering projects.
Our Fire Pump Solutions
Fire pumps play an integral role in enhancing the pressure of fire protection systems where water has to be supplied against the gravitational force. For instance, standpipes need lots of pressure to supply higher floors with water to extinguish the fire. A fire pump can come to the rescue.
New York Engineers have all that it takes to design, install and maintain fire pumps; we have worked many brands of fire pumps so far. Moreover, our engineers have an unparalleled knowledge of the manufacturing engineering projects.
How do you know it's time for maintenance?
Equally important to the installation of fire pumps is the maintenance to ensure that they continue working optimally. But then, how do you know it's time to do that?
The manufacturer must have the recommendations already in place. For the fire pumps that New York Engineers design and develop, we can carry out the hassle-free maintenance for you. We know how paramount maintenance is, and thus will never compromise it.
Fire Pump: Increase Water Pressure to Optimize the Fire Protection System
Fire protection systems are characterized by a high pressure which is enough to suppress any fire. A fire pump acts as a pressure booster for these systems, especially in high-rise buildings where the pressure of the water source is insufficient to reach the building’s height. There are different pumps with the same functionality of optimizing the system’s pressure.
The fire pump can boost the pressure of a wide variety of fire protection systems such as the standpipes, foam systems, and sprinklers. There are basically three common fire pump variances: diesel-powered, electric-powered and steam-turbine pumps.
Diesel-powered fire pumps
These fire pumps operate on a fuel storage tank in which you can pour the diesel. They are reliable when the electricity goes off.
These ones need an electric connection; they are the most common, and the easiest to install and maintain since there is no fuel. However, if the electricity goes off, the entire system is compromised, and thus your building may be exposed to fire risks without protection.
Steam turbine fire pump
This one is self-explanatory that it is a fire pump powered by steam turbines. But, this type of fire pump is rare. It can save you energy bills.
In addition, there is a jockey pump which maintains a stable pressure in the fire sprinkler system. This type of a pump is often connected in parallel to the main pump.
How does a fire pump work?
The fire pump keeps the pressure of the fire protection system in check. If it drops, the fire pump comes in to increase it. For instance, if one of the sprinklers has been activated to discharge water or there is a leakage, the pressure will drop in the system, and the fire pump will pump more water to increase the pressure.
These pumps can further be classified into the vertical split case, vertical inline, horizontal split case, end suction, and the vertical turbine.
A fire pump is typically connected to the local water supply or any other source such as the roof tank. If the water source is ineffective in supplying higher pressure water as per the need of the sprinkler’s hydraulic requirements, the fire pump can compensate for that. This shows how indispensable this pump in fire protection systems; it is an integral component of many systems.
How to install a fire pump?
As already indicated, a fire pump has to be connected to an external water supply that provides water to the sprinkler system. It acts as the pressure booster that keeps the pressure heightened if it drops. One has to consider many components of a fire pump as well as the varieties of these pumps. New York Engineers can make this installation stress free. We are experts in a myriad of MEP engineering projects.
Like other fire protection components, a fire pump needs to be inspected, monitored and tested for its efficiency. These stages need not be compromised to ensure that the system remains optimal in firefighting actions.
The National Fire Protection Association’s standard 25 serves as the advocate for these aforementioned stages: inspection, maintenance and testing to ensure that the system is still functional to prevent damages. These stages are highlighted below:
Inspection involves manually checking the pump to see if there are no discrepancies in it, such as loosened valves, leakages, dry pump bearings, and operating temperatures.
Testing involves actually testing if the pump still works optimally. The NFPA 25 requires a routine churn test where the pump runs without water flowing in it. Also, you can test the alarm and other trouble signals. The NFPA 20 helps with a checklist wherein you can check related problems.
The fire pump needs to be maintained to lengthen its durability and to prevent any surfacing of problems. A good maintenance can make the difference between an efficient fire pump and a compromised quality that will fail to optimize the pressure accordingly.
All these stages can be performed by a qualified technician in fire protection services. From the installation to the maintenance, a technician will be able to optimize the performance of the pump.
Why are fire pumps important?
The answer to this question should be clear by now if you have read the preceding sections. Oftentimes, homeowners rely on the local municipality water distribution for fire protection applications. But, these applications require high pressure with large volumes. The best way to achieve this is by employing fire pumps to enhance the pressure so it meets the hydraulic demands of the applications.
If the standpipe has the water supply source at ground level, it may be a mission impossible to supply water to the 20th floor of a high-rise building. The fire pump comes into play to increase that pressure.
Fire suppression requires high pressures, and so that is why the pumps are coupled with fire sprinklers to satisfy these high-pressure requirements.
Fire pumps play an integral role in fire protection systems: these could be the standpipes, sprinklers, roof tanks, or the foam systems. The main requirement of these systems is high pressure, and so the fire pumps are designed to boost pressure. The pump is connected to the water source to achieve this functionality.
A fire pump is most suitable for high-rise buildings where the local municipality water pressure is inadequate to reach. Also, the piping systems with the roof tanks as water suppliers can also benefit from the fire pump. With the fire pump fire is quenched with ease using high pressure.
There are different types of fire pumps. Some are powered by the steam turbine, diesel and the common ones with the electric motors.
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