Fire pumps provide water to fire sprinkler systems and are connected to either a public water supply or a static water source such as a tank, reservoir, or lake. A fire pump provides high pressure water to the sprinkler system via risers and hose standpipes. All fire pumps are tested and approved for fire service by a third-party and listing agency such as UL or FM Global. In the United States, the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 20 Standards for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection governs the installation of all fire pumps.
A booster pump is a type of fire pump used to supplement the water supply pressure available from public or private sources whenever pressure requirements of the protection system exceed the capabilities of the available supply. If your property is equipped with a booster pump, it requires frequent inspection, maintenance, and testing to ensure its reliable operation.
There are three types of fire pump drivers in use today:
- Reciprocating Steam Turbine
- Internal Combustion Engines
Because there are many different manufacturers of electric and diesel booster pumps, motors, and power supplies, it is extremely important to establish a relationship with a capable and reliable fire protection company that will handle all of the recommended maintenance. Macomb Mechanical Fire Protection has a team that has been servicing and installing fire suppression systems, including booster pumps, for decades. We have relationships with many municipal inspectors and fire chiefs, as well as suppliers and designers of fire suppression systems and booster pumps.
Whether you have a booster pump that needs repair or are looking to install a new one, we are ready to help you. Contact us now to learn more about our booster pump services.