A fire pump supplier provides pumps for use in fighting fires. These types of pumps are used for transferring water to firefighting hoses and fire extinguishers. They can also be used to pump water away from an area that has been damaged by a fire. The pumps are designed to provide high pressure and are often portable.
Fire pump selection is based on a department’s particular needs. Factors that influence this include the potential fire hazard, availability of water supply and the ability to utilize firefighting hoses with the selected fire pump. The size of the fire nozzles and discharge hoses also influences the fire pump selection.
The manufacturer offers a complete range of fire protection pumps, systems and components for use in compliance with national and international standards. These include UL and FM approved fire pumps, nozzles and water supply equipment. The company also manufactures and distributes centrifugal, rotary, diaphragm, submersible and positive displacement pumps. It offers services such as inspection, maintenance, training, design, engineering, rental and CAD pumping system modeling.
It supplies industrial, commercial and residential fire fighting pumps for sprinkler, hose reels and water transfer applications. These pumps have a capacity to deliver up to 5,000 gallons per minute of water. They are available in multiple nozzle configurations, with or without a pressure booster and at various pressure ratings. These pumps can also be equipped with an electronic monitoring system.
Flowserve is the driving force in the global industrial pump marketplace. The company’s fire protection pumps meet the requirements of NFPA 20 and other industry specifications. The company’s rotary pumps are UL listed and engineered for reliability. Its metering, hydraulic, sump, and submersible pumps are ideal for oil and water cooling systems. Its progressive cavity and diaphragm pumps are suitable for liquid and gas transfer and pressure applications.
The company supplies a variety of UL and FM approved fire protection pumps, including stainless steel triplex pumps. The fire pumps have an operating pressure of up to 4000 psi and can be supplied in different sizes. They are also able to handle multiple nozzles and hoses. The fire pump supplier also supplies axially split, medium duty and small fire pumps as well as fire fighting system foam pumps.
Fire pump suppliers should have a maximum PSI measurement on their specs. This measure indicates how hard the pump can work to move water through a hose. A higher number will result in a larger flow, but it is important to keep in mind that more flow does not necessarily mean better pressure.
Lastly, the fire pump supplier should have a discharge port diameter measured in inches on their specs. This is the diameter of the hose that connects to the pump. The discharge hose should fit the pump’s port perfectly to prevent it from coming off or creating leaks. Generally, a diameter of 1.5 inches works best. The Endurance pump (Pump #2 above) comes with a discharge hose, but most don’t.