July 27th, 2022
It goes without saying that New York City Fire Pumps are an important component when it comes to supplying adequate water pressure to fire sprinkler systems. They are installed in order to control fire and save property from destruction. These pumps are usually found in industrial facilities, high-rise buildings, schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Here’s everything you want to know about NYC Fire Pumps.
When there are so many options, it may become overwhelming to choose the right fire pump for your building. Which one is better, a petrol or diesel-powered fire pump? If you’re not sure, don’t worry! This simple guide will help you understand everything about pump selection.
An NYC Fire Pump should be housed in a pump room closer to the fire tank. The important thing is that the pump should be located just below the bottom of the fire tank, so that the water in the tank can easily flow into the pump by gravity. Also, there must be a backup pump in case the main pump fails. It can be a diesel-powered pump.
In addition to that, there is also another pump called a jockey pump, which is a small pump attached to the fire protection system. It continually switches on to maintain adequate pressure in the distribution system – normally around 7 Kg/cm2 or 100 PSI. Also, fire pumps are controlled by pressure sensors and alarms. When you open a hydrant or a sprinkler comes into action, the pressure may drop. These sensors will detect the drop and switch the fire pumps on. Let’s understand how to test your NYC Fire Pump.
For instance, we recommend running your equipment at least once a week for at least ten minutes if you have an electric fire pump. In the case of diesel fire pumps, 30 minutes per week would be enough for visual inspection. Here, you don’t have to measure water during the weekly test. All you need to do is witness the equipment running. Some may argue that NFPA 25 suggests monthly testing in some circumstances, but we recommend a weekly test because of the importance of the equipment.
So, that was the guide. If you need more help regarding New York City Fire Pumps, just get in touch with us.