Fire pumps are essential for your whole fire sprinkler system. In the event of a fire, if there is not enough pressure, the sprinkler system is rendered ineffective in battling a blaze. Fire pumps are typically required in high-rise buildings, warehouses, and office spaces with ground-level water tanks in order to increase volume and pressure of water. The fire pump will detect a dip in water pressure below a specific threshold and will automatically turn on to keep your sprinkler powerful enough to combat a fire. 

Having a reliable fire protection system is the best way to protect your assets, employees, and business. 

Annual fire pump tests and inspections should be performed by a certified fire protection service company, like FireAway. We ensure pipes are aligned, check the circulation relief valves (prevent overheating), and test water flow and pressure. 

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Fire Pump Services

Our certified and experienced technicians can installrepairinspecttest, and repack your fire pump.

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Requirements of fire pump service and system maintenance are outlined by NFPA 25 and examples of work performed during inspection and testing includes:

  1. ‚ÄčIsolate sprinkler system so the fire pump flow test can be completed using the required NFPA flow rates.
  2. Connect hoses to test header and run hose monsters.
  3. Open test header.
  4. Reduce water pressure to determine turn-on pressure which activates the fire pump.
  5. Run the pump under a no-flow or churn pressure status.
  6. Record suction and discharge pressure, voltage, amps, temperature of the bearings and RPM on the test report.
  7. Run the pump under a 100% capacity using the test header valves to regulate water flow.
  8. Record suction and discharge pressure, voltage, amps, temperature of the bearings and RPM on the test report; note number of hoses used and pitot pressure from each hose.
  9. Run the fire pump under a 150% capacity.
  10. Repeat step 8.
  11. Upon completion the fire pump will be reset to normal operating conditions.
  12. Tag all devices as required and perform required record-keeping.