A fire pump is a part of a fire sprinkler system's water supply and powered by electric, diesel or steam. The pump intake is either connected to the public underground water supply piping, or a static water source (e.g., tank, reservoir, lake). The pump provides water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers and hose standpipes.
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 Fire pumps function either by an electric motor or a diesel engine, or, occasionally a steam turbine. If the local building code requires power independent of the local electric power grid, a pump using an electric motor may utilize, when connected via a listed transfer switch, the installation of an emergency generator.
Benefit of Service
Fire fighting systems are probably the most important and beneficial out of all the building services, with the sole aim of protecting human life and property.
Pressure is one of them, and for successfully putting out a fire, around 100 PSI or above are needed.
The fire pumps Australia manufacturers make, usually have a warranty on both the pump and the motor.