Understanding the Basics of Fire Pumps

Understanding the Basics of Fire Pumps

Fire pumps form an effective part of a building’s fire protection system. This is especially the case for high-rise buildings, for example, buildings that are 400-500 ft and higher. The role of a fire pump in these cases is to distribute water through sprinklers to areas that fire-fighting equipment can’t access. Fire pumps help make fire-fighting safer and more structured.

A fire pump is a critical part of a fire sprinkler system since it supplies high-pressure water to the sprinklers. These centrifugal pumps can be used both for transportable use such as on fire fighting vehicles or as portable fire pumps or for stationary use such as hydrants and sprinkler systems.

Types of Fire Pumps

Here are the various types of fire pumps typically used for fire-fighting:

1. Vertical MSMO Pump set

These pumps are mostly used for offices, hotels, and residential buildings as sprinkler and hydrant systems.

Some of the benefits of using these pump sets are:

  • Reduces the need for multiple pumps for different head requirements
  • Helps in saving on constructing separate pumphouses
  • Prevents water shortage on individual floors
  • Vertical structure offers better mechanical stability
  • Allows more building space to utilize for selling/renting etc.
  • Requires less pipe work and valves
  • Ring section type diffuser construction completely eliminates radial loads
  • The suction/delivery pipe can be placed as per the user’s requirement throughout 360° with an interval of 90°

2. FM/UL Pump sets

These pump sets are ideal for use in commercial complexes, high-rise buildings, oil and gas on-shore and off-shore platforms, petroleum and petrochemical complexes, and power and transformation stations.

Some of the benefits of using these pump sets are:

  • Helps meet every site’s individual requirement
  • LCD display and control panel helps in easy operation and visual indication of conditions
  • Print-friendly and downloadable logs help in easy monitoring of the system
  • High-quality materials mean that there can be a reduction in corrosion and higher product longevity

3. Fire Sprinkler Set

These pump sets are ideal for showrooms, bungalows, or 2-storey buildings.

Some of the benefits of choosing this pump set are:

  • Plug and play packaged system delivered to site
  • Cost-effective solution for premises with limited space
  • Quality assurance from the manufacturer
  • Clean environment at site due to minimal activity
  • Digital display for monitoring pressure and faults
  • Precision control through pressure transmitter and controller
  • LED indications of pump status

Case Study

VEMC has a proven record of installing best-in-class fire safety systems for its clients. A classic example of this is the project undertaken for One Avighna Park, which received 40 national and international awards for its excellence and exclusivity. VEMC helped supply the Fire-Fighting Control Panel that helped the fire pump start automatically when it detected a drop in pressure from the pressure switch.

VEMC is a leading fire-fighting pump dealer in Mumbai that provides best-in-class products and installation services to its clients. We would be happy to assist you in finding the best match based on your requirements. For more information on our fire-fighting solutions and control panels, feel free to contact us at +91 98199 07445. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.