Usually a fire pump set will pump cold water, from a large holding tank. The fire set is activated through a drop in pressure in the system, and will continue to run until the correct pressure is met again.
The main purpose of a fire pump set is to supply large volumes of water to a building in the event of a fire. These are commonly found in high density housing accommodation, Prisons, Hospitals, Manufacturing sites or high hazardous areas. There are different hazardous categories in the UK, that is defined by a number of criteria and given a hazard category.
The standard categories in the UK are:
Large schools, offices, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, libraries, dairies, cement works, sheet metal producers and abattoirs.
Museums, bakeries, breweries, photographic labs and car workshops.
Shopping centres, supermarkets, industrial processes and buildings with a highly combustible load.
High hazard applications are storage, distribution facilities, areas where chemicals exist and high rise buildings
Dura Pump are able to assist you to ensure the correct pump set is specified, to meet the required standards, and provide ongoing maintenance to give you peace of mind that your building is protected.