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Larger water-based fire suppression systems rely on a fire pump to drive the correct volume of water or foam/water mixture at the correct pressure to allow the sprinkler system to operate with efficiency.
The town's main water supply in larger fire sprinkler systems is likely to be insufficient to sustain enough pressure to keep the water flowing in order to fight a fire. The fire pump supplies enough water to maintain the pressure high and the water flowing at the appropriate rate for the system to function properly.
The fire pump connects directly to the public water supply or a storage tank and pumps this water straight into the area where it is needed in an emergency at the desired rate.
Fire pumps are essential in big structures when the primary source of fire suppression is water-based or foam-based.
Required maintenance and testing regime
All fire pump sets require:
Monthly inspections and tests
Six Monthly inspections and tests
Annual inspections and Annual mechanical services
Depending on the system you have and the requirements from your insurance provider, your sprinkler system may also require weekly inspections, testing, and maintenance.
A flaw is discovered during routine inspections when the devices and components fail to satisfy approved criteria laid out by AS1851:2012.
Here are a handful of the most prevalent fire sprinkler defects we find:
Failure to start
No oil or low fuel
Abnormal vibration or misalignment
Enquire today how Auscoast Fire Services can provide a turn-key solution to your fire pumpset requirements.
Auscoast Fire Services can install, repair and upgrade your Electric or Diesel pump set to be compliant and meet your system's required parameters.