A portable fire fighting pump can save homes and businesses by supplying water when firefighting vehicles are not close enough to the scene. SPIEDR offers a wide range of portable water pumps, with different volume and pressure options to meet your industry application needs.
Fire fighting pumps are transportable centrifugal pumps designed to be mounted on firefighting vehicles or as stand-alone units. They may be powered by diesel or gasoline engines and are generally inspected and certified according to NFPA 20. They may also be adapted for use as stationary fire-fighting pumps by being equipped with couplings and flanged connections to fire hydrants or sprinkler systems.
Stationary fire-fighting pumps are primarily used for supplying water to hydrants or sprinkler systems in high-hazard buildings. They are usually operated when hydraulic calculations indicate that existing water supply pressures are insufficient to reach the design discharge pressure of fire suppression outlets opened by control panels (fire sprinklers, standpipes, or foam systems). They may also be used to boost water supplies for firefighting hose operations.
Depending on the potential fire hazard and available water supplies, departments must select the right pump. They must consider the potential flow of the system they are operating, as well as nozzles and hose size requirements. In addition, they must ensure the pump is reliable and start up quickly after prolonged use or a power outage. Hale’s portable fire pumps are engineered with maximum pressure, low-maintenance features and a compact design that minimizes weight.