Fire pumps are used to supply water to the nozzles of fire fighting apparatus to extinguish fires. They are generally powered by diesel engines and must meet NFPA, FM, and UL requirements. The type of fire pump that a facility requires depends on the size and layout of the suction and discharge hoses at the site, as well as the types of nozzles used to apply the fire-fighting agent. The decision on the appropriate system should be made by a design engineer, fire safety professional and the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
A fire pump manufacturer has a range of products that are designed to help protect buildings and people in case of an emergency event. The top manufacturers are recognized for their technological excellence, diverse product line, robust construction, energy efficiency, and global customer support.
Companies that specialize in fire pump manufacturing are known for their superior quality, reliability, and customer service. They often offer training for personnel on how to properly install, operate, and maintain their products. They also provide maintenance and repair services. They can repair or replace parts, upgrade them, or modify them. They may also provide training and technical support to customers.
For example, Gotpower in Martinez, CA is a fire pump sales, maintenance and distribution company that carries engine and generator sets as well as filters, fire pumps and accessories. They also offer installation and rental services. Other suppliers include Duthie Power Services in Long Beach, CA, who specializes in fuel tanks, A/T switches and diesel-powered trucks. They also sell fire pumps, along with accessories including air release valves and relief valves for the pump’s casing.