There are many factors to consider when selecting a fire pump Manufacturer, including UL/FM certification, horsepower requirements, and performance. A good way to assess a fire pump’s performance is to review its certified factory test curve. The test curve provides a no-flow, rated flow, and peak load performance that can be used to verify the pump is properly sized and conforms with UL/FM requirements.
Typically, when choosing a fire pump, the selection criteria centers around finding a manufacturer who offers a UL/FM-certified model that can deliver a specific number of GPM and pressure boost. Then, the selection process focuses on comparing these numbers against what is required for the building based on a hazard analysis.
The most common fire pumps are electric, but diesel engines are also available. The primary difference is that a diesel fire pump must be housed in a larger enclosure than an electric fire pump due to the need for a fuel storage tank and batteries. A diesel fire pump is also more costly to purchase and maintain than an electric fire pump.
When comparing fire pump Manufacturers, it is important to find one that prioritizes technological excellence, innovation, quality, and customer support. Rosenbauer is a world-leading firefighting equipment manufacturer that leverages cutting-edge technology, a diverse product range, robust construction, energy efficiency, and global customer support to ensure their systems meet the demands of any firefighting scenario.