Fire Pump

Fire pumps are mainly used if the local (municipal) water system cannot provide sufficient pressure to meet the hydraulic design requirements of the fire sprinkler system. They are often used in tall buildings, or in systems that require a relatively high pressure at the fire sprinkler in order to provide a large volume of water, such as in storage warehouses.

When called upon they need to run…

It is most important that a fire pump start and run constantly when called upon. Fire pumps are solicited to run in emergency situations, and must be given every opportunity to run, even when the pump may be damaged by continued operation, the primary goal is to extinguish the fire, and the fire pump becomes expendable.

In some conditions an electrically driven fire pump may be more efficient and others diesel driven fire pump may be, varying conditions will affect your choice.

Since the fire-pumps are rarely in operation, except for testing, internal components are usually made of non-corrosive materials (stainless steel, bronze) to avoid the pump clogging or seizing.

Fire pumps are highly reliable but may fail because of cavitation, rocks entering the impeller, or mechanical failure. Regular testing and maintenance can eliminate most of these problems.

Fire pump performance is very demanding in what concerns the ability to have a stable and continuous decreasing head with decreasing flow and this is required for reliability and performance of water-distribution via the pipe –system and sprinklers into the building.

We have qualified technicians for all your fire pump needs, we offer innovative fire suppression systems that comply with necessary codes and we stay within your budget. We work closely with our clients to create fire protection systems that offer them the maximum in safety and effectiveness.

Our team looks forward to the opportunity to assist you with any of your fire protection needs. Our team will collaborate and work with you to find solutions to your specific applications. Please feel free to contact Crown Safety Systems Inc. about your residential, industrial or commercial fire protection needs.

Inspection Checklist

Fire Pump

The following are examples of inspection and maintenance that are generally required; they may not represent the requirements of your system. Inspections and maintenance requirements vary for many different reasons.

For more specific information, relating to inspection and maintenance requirements of your fire protection system. You can request a quote online now. If urgent, call (450) 699-1477 and a qualified technician will assist you.

It is highly recommended that qualified technicians perform your maintenance and inspection needs for obvious safety reasons

Weekly Recommended - In-house inspection
  • System Testing
  • Some insurance company's ask for an automatic weekly pump running test.

Annual  Crown Safety Systems Inc. - NFPA 20
  • Visual Inspection
  • System Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Records
  •   Report
  •   Certificate
  •   Tag


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