Fire Pump & Water Tank Systems
Deisel and Electric Fire Pumps
Fire pumps are often a forgotten element of an automatic fire protection system. Failure of a fire pump to operate under fire conditions can result in a entire system failure and ultimately major loss. Fire pumps are used to ensure an adequate water supply by increasing pressure for fire suppression and, as such, are an integral part of the fire protection system for a facility. Stringent inspection and testing requirements are designed to prevent a pump failure that could be catastrophic. Our expert installation, inspection, and service capabilities include the tools and manpower to support any fire pump in operation at your facility or building.
Fire pumps are needed when the local municipal water system cannot provide sufficient pressure to meet the hydraulic design requirements of the fire sprinkler system. This usually occurs if the building is very tall, such as in high-rise buildings, or in systems which require a relatively high terminal pressure at the fire sprinkler in order to flow a large volume of water, such as in storage warehouses. Fire pumps are also needed if fire protection water supply is provided from a ground level water storage tank. Fire pumps may be powered either by an electric motor or a diesel engine, or, very occasionally a steam turbine. If the local building code requires power independent of the local electric power grid, a pump using an electric motor may utilize, when connected via a listed transfer switch, the installation of an emergency generator. The fire pump starts when the pressure in the fire sprinkler system drops below a threshold. The sprinkler system pressure drops significantly when one or more fire sprinklers are exposed to heat above their design temperature, and opens, releasing water or alternatively when other firefighting connections are opened, causing a pressure drop in the fire fighting main. To help ensure the fire or booster pumps are working, there needs to be periodic inspections, maintenance and testing of the pump.
According to the frequencies specified in the NFPA 25; Our Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual fire pump inspections and testing ensure the fire pump is in an operating condition free of physical damage and is capable of providing continuous delivery for required fire protection demands. Through inspections and testing, Fire and Safety Technicians gives you the confidence that all your connected systems are ready to actuate in any emergency. We’re always here to help ensure that they’re not just functioning properly, but also in compliance with current fire codes. Let us install, repair, inspect, or test your pump and give you the level of service and technical expertise you deserve.
Fire Sprinkler Water Tank System
Our teams of experts work hard to find the most time-efficient and cost-effective solution for your tank. After your inspection, you will receive a detailed report with photo documentation, recommendations, and cost estimates. The report will address all applicable standards, including AWWA, NFPA 22 and 25, OSHA, EPA, and authorities having local jurisdiction.
Inspection methods include Ultra Sonic Thickness (UT) Testing, Adhesion Testing and Mil Thickness Testing. Inspections can be performed either while the tank is in service or out of service, depending on your specific needs. Realizing your tank will be out of service during an NFPA 25 inspection, our trained professional inspectors have the ability to safely complete your inspection, keeping downtime at a minimum. The NFPA testing evaluates metal loss via integrity testing, coatings and adhesion sustainability, and undetectable leaks in the bottom/floor seams. We feel that these testings are crucial in order to achieve maximum life expectancy of your tank.
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