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Fire Pumps

Fire pumps may be powered either by an electric motor or a diesel engine, or, very 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. The fire pump starts when the pressure in the fire sprinkler system drops below a threshold. The sprinkler system pressure drops significantly when one or more fire sprinklers are exposed to heat above their design temperature, and opens, releasing water. Alternately, other fire hoses reels or other firefighting connections are opened, causing a pressure drop in the fire fighting main. Fire pumps are needed when the local municipal water system cannot provide sufficient pressure to meet the hydraulic design r equirements of the fire sprinkler system. This usually occurs if the building is very tall, such as in high-rise buildings, or in systems that require a relatively high terminal pressure at the fire sprinkler in order to provide a large volume of water, such as in storage warehouses. Fire pumps are also needed if fire protection water supply is provided from a ground level water storage tank.

About our Company

Fire Bell provides extremely intelligent, high-performance and most reliable fire protection equipment available on the market. We install products that provide unique, extremely tangible benefits resulting from technological breakthroughs that are defining the future of fire protection industry. These products such as addressable fire alarm systems, addressable Fire suppression systems and wireless fire alarm devices, provide more protection, reliability and better quality to our customers. We service Washington DC, Virginia (Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Chantilly), Maryland (Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Baltimore, Oxon Hill, Tacoma park, Germantown. Fire Bell conducts annual fire alarm inspections, annual and quarterly sprinkler inspections, semi-annual inspections of Clean Agent (Halon 1301, Novec1230, FM-200 etc) Suppression Systems, annual 90 minutes Exit and Emergency light testing and more. We also provide complete installations and repairs of Fire Alarm Systems.





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