There are a few different types of fire pumps that you can use for you fire sprinkler system. Fire pumps are generally used in commercial buildings when they don’t have access to enough water to extinguish a fire or if the water pressure isn’t strong enough.
If you need a fire pump in your building, then you should make sure you choose the right one. In this blog, Frontier Fire will highlight the top four types of fire pumps to help you make the right decision. If you still aren’t sure which pump to choose, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you determine which one is right for you and setup a time to install it.
Types of Fire Pumps
Horizontal Split Case
The horizontal split case fire pump is the most common type for commercial buildings. It’s easy to use and maintain, so fire protection technicians prefer this option. It will need an external water source, but this isn’t a huge concern. Plus it’s an extremely durable and reliable fire pump, making it a top choice.
Vertical Split Case
The vertical split case fire pump is similar to the horizontal split case pump, but they take up less space because they’re vertical. If space is an issue in your building, then this might be the most viable option. Not to mention, because the pump is vertical, it reduces the risk of the motor flooding, which is one of the main benefits.
The vertical in-line fire pump is smaller and more compact than the split fire case pumps. This means you can save even more space, which is ideal for small companies and buildings. The main issue with these pumps is that you have to disassemble and remove the entire system when it’s time for a maintenance/service.
The vertical turbine fire pump can use water from nearby wells or tanks. Unlike the other fire pumps, it can operate without priming. It works by moving water up through the column pipe. Then the water stays at the top of the pump so it can be dispensed when needed.
Get Your Fire Pump Installed
Frontier Fire provides fire pump installation and repair services. We can also set you up with a fire pump maintenance program to ensure your system is in optimal condition. If you’re ready to speak with a fire protection professional, then give us a call today at one of our Rocky Mountain locations.