A fire pump is an important element of a fire protection system’s water supply. It takes the water that is already there and increases its pressure. It can be used for sprinkler systems, mist systems, standpipes, and more. The pumps are used when the regular water supply can’t provide enough pressure to meet the design of the protection system. It is important to be informed about the different types of fire pumps so that you know which one is best for your system. Here are some of the most common types of fire pumps.
Horizontal Split Case
This type of fire pump requires an external water source that gives off positive suction pressure. It is the most commonly used type of pump. This is because all its parts are very easily accessible, and they come in a variety of different sizes. They also are able to move large amounts of water and tend to have a really long lifespan, making this a very reliable option.
Vertical Split Case
The vertical split case is quite similar to the horizontal one, but it stands straight up and down rather than being wide across the floor. This makes it more convenient for some because it takes up a lot less space. The vertical build of it also protects the motor from any potential water damage from flooding since it sits well above the floor. Like the horizontal split case, this fire pump requires positive suction pressure to be given off by the water source.
Like the vertical split case, this fire pump also has a vertical build. The difference with this one is that these are significantly smaller than the other pumps. They are designed to be compact as they are used for environments that have limited space to put a fire pump. These fire pumps have the advantage of an in-line mounting feature, so you don’t have to purchase any special foundations to install them. The only downside to this is that if any maintenance is required, the entire unit must be removed.
This type differs from the rest because it doesn’t require a positive suction pressure from its water source. Vertical turbine fire pumps use water sources like wells or underground tanks and don’t need any suction pressure to operate. They are built with a very long, slim pipe that resembles a tube. This column pipe is what transmits the water up and to the top of the pump.
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