What are Diesel Pumps?
The pump that supplies water to some sprinkler systems is referred to as a fire pump. These pumps can be powered by a number of methods: i.e., steam, diesel, and electric. The source of water to which the pump intake is connected can be either a static water source (i.e., lake, reservoir, tank) or piping from an underground public water supply.
There is a specific threshold for fire sprinkler systems. When this threshold is compromised, or when the pressure drops, a fire pump starts up. What can cause the pressure to drop significantly in a sprinkler system? This can happen when firefighting connections in other locations are opened or when the fire sprinklers in your building are activated.
Benefits of Installing Diesel Pumps
One major benefit of diesel pumps is that no electricity is needed for the pump to run. It runs off of diesel fuel. Should there be an electrical outage, this pump will still be able to function.
For a diesel pump to be activated, an engine type fire pump controller may be IS needed. This controller receives notification from fire alarm equipment, sprinkler alarm valves, pressure operated switches, and other alarm devices. Upon receiving an alert, the fire pump controller sends a message to the pump’s diesel engine, and the engine starts up. Then the pump does its job.
The diesel engines used for fire pumps do not use internal combustion engines that are spark ignited (i.e., gasoline, propane, or natural gas). The engines are compression ignition type and must be listed for fire pump service.
Numerous diesel pump gauges, instruments, and control regulations are required by The National Fire Protection Association. This helps to prevent any unnecessary adverse conditions.
Types of Facilities that Require Diesel Pumps
In New Jersey, the height of the building, number of residents, and other determining factors figure into whether or not a building must have a sprinkler system. Commonly, sprinkler systems (and possibly diesel pumps) are found in the following buildings:
- Manufacturing facilities
- Medical facilities
- Multifamily residential buildings
- Commercial buildings
- Retail facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- … and more!
Our Expertise in Diesel Pumps
Working closely with your engineering team and architect, dedicated teams at ASCO Fire will seamlessly create a specialized sprinkler system for your facility, and if appropriate, integrate diesel pumps into the mix. Whatever project you choose, rest assured, the ASCO Fire team can meet your needs. These can include new construction projects, renovations, fit outs, code retrofits, equipment upgrades, and more.
Choose ASCO Fire for Diesel Pumps
We, at ASCO Fire, are so much more than just sellers and installers of sprinkler systems. We also provide a plethora of services including inspection, maintenance, and repair and testing of all fire protection systems. Additionally, we deal in fire prevention equipment. Our teams can refill, install, and inspect chemical fire suspension ystems in kitchen hoods and portable fire extinguishers. Trust ASCO Fire to abate violations of fire codes and provide fire code consulting services.
Contact ASCO Fire today on diesel pumps with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!