Fire fighting pumps

Fire fighting pumps are mainly centrifugal pumps with the primary function of fire fighting water pumps. Currently, on the market, there are two types of fire pumps: compact, highly portable, can be transported to many places for use (for example, pumps on fire trucks or portable fire pumps. hand). Moreover, the other type of pump is often called a stationary pump station with a very high head and flow (e.g., sprinkler system, fire sprinkler system, fire pump system for buildings, structures). …). Most water pumps for fire protection use two types of a gasoline engine or a diesel engine.

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Caprari brand HV vertical pump

Factors to consider in choosing a fire pump

For a pump dedicated to pumping fire fighting water, the specifications of flow and pressure are the two most important factors for users to refer to before buying a pump. As mentioned, the pressure is related to the water’s pressure coming out of the pump and nozzle, which means that the higher the pressure, the more force there is to push the water out of the pump. Likewise, flow is related to the amount of water flowing from a pump; the greater the flow, the more flow it is. These are both critical factors in accurately determining a suitable fire fighting water pump according to needs.

The pressure is significant for the fire pumps because, during a fire, the user will need a lot of water pressure to ultimately fire. The higher the pressure, the larger the total head will increase the distance water can be sprayed to fire.

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Flow to determine how much water is moved in a given period. In the event of an explosion, the user will need a high flow pump to transport as much water as possible to the fire site quickly to extinguish the fire immediately.
Both the fire pump’s flow and pressure have reciprocal interactions and can, therefore, affect the overall fire resistance of the user. As the pump flow increases, the pressure decreases, and vice versa when the pump pressure decreases.

Pump size

The size of the pump the user chooses is dependent on the application, topography, and pumping environment. If the pump location is steep and high, such as pumping fire protection systems for high-rise buildings, users should invest in a large-sized pump or a pump capable of pumping out the volume—big country. If the user does not know what size pump to choose, please contact an expert or supplier for detailed advice because pumps for fire protection systems must deliver exceptionally high efficiency and are available in any situation. Because once an incident occurs, if the pump fails to meet the job requirements during an emergency, a lot of property damage or even human life will occur.

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Caprari brand CVX vertical pump

Select the hose size for the fire protection pump

Another important thing beyond the pump size is the nozzle size that the user should not ignore. The hose size for the commonly used fire hydrant pump is 1.5 tap. This is the hose size that many city fire departments use (although up to 2 and even 2.5 hose sizes can also be used). Moreover, it is the best hose size for fire suppression and firefighting. So before choosing to buy a hose, users should make sure the hose size is suitable for their pump application and ensure that the hose is suitable for the pump’s discharge port for connection.

Fire pump system

The most famous fire extinguishing systems today are usually sprinkler systems. The sprinkler system consists of several water nozzles that are connected through a piping system. Once a high temperature is detected, the system will automatically activate the water nozzles at defined intervals to protect the nozzle position. Therefore the sprinkler system is an automatic fire extinguishing system.

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A wet piping system is a system that is frequently filled with water with pressure both above and below the wet pipe alarm valve. In the event of an incident, water will be discharged immediately when the pump nozzle is activated. Piping systems are usually installed in locations where there is no risk of freezing water in the pipes.

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Centrifugal Pumps

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