Abdul Rahim S.Al-Malki Cont EST
A fire pump is a part of a fire sprinkler system's water supply
and can be 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. A fire pump
is tested and listed for its use specifically for fire service by a
third-party testing and listing agency, such as UL or FM
Global. 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.