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Fire fighting pumps use petrol or diesel to power a high-powered engine to help you move water at a quick rate and at a good pressure. They are ideal for a wide range of uses like transferring water from tanks, wildland firefighting and pumping up flooded areas. We have a large range of fire pumps to suit your needs. From trailer mounted options to smaller portable pumps that can be easily moved with a handle.

When choosing a fire pump it is important to consider the pump’s rated flow and pressure (measured in psi/bar) as well as its size and weight. Generally, larger pumps have higher water pressure and are more suitable for industrial applications where the pump will be continuously running.

It is also important to know whether you require a twin or single impeller. Twin pumps create more pressure which is great for achieving a high head (the distance from the water source to where the water will be pumped) while single impeller pumps have a lower head but still provide a good transfer of water at a reasonable speed.

You should also decide if you would prefer an electric start or a recoil start. Electric start fire fighting pumps are operated by turning a key on the side of the pump and will often come with a battery with harness set and a rolling frame to allow it to be easily transported from place to place. A recoil start fire fighting pump is started by pulling a handle or cable (similar to starting a lawn mower). It is generally more robust than an electric start model and doesn’t require a battery.

Fire pump options also include horizontal split case or end suction pumps. With a horizontal split case pump the pump casing is split and the discharge port is perpendicular to the suction port. They are very reliable, have a good range of rated flow and pressure capacities and are suitable for use with either an electric driver or a diesel engine drive. They also require the most space of all fire pump options.

For critical plant applications many plants will use a six fire water pump configuration consisting of two electric motor-driven centrifugal pumps and two diesel engine driven centrifugal pumps. This ensures the plant can continue operating if one of the fire pumps should fail. It is worth mentioning that these systems are not designed to be used as a substitute for regular maintenance of the plant or equipment. This should be discussed with a plant engineer if the backup system is to be used for this purpose. They will need to calculate the optimum head and flow rates required for the backup system to operate safely and efficiently. This will be different for each site depending on the water source, application and environmental factors. This will determine the optimum configuration of the fire water pumps. Gasoline Fire Fighting Pump


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