What are Fire Pumps?
A fire pump is part of a fire sprinkler system’s water supply and can be powered by electric, diesel or steam. The pump intake is either connected to the public underground water supply piping, or a static water source (eg. tank, reservoir, lake).
The pump provides water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers and hose standpipes.
Testing & Listing
A fire pump is tested and listed for its use specifically for fire service by a third-party testing and listing agency such as UL or FM Global.
The main code that governs fire pump installations in North America is the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection.