Fires can occur in the cleanest, most well-maintained facility. But all too many times, combustible dust buildup, faulty electrical equipment, flammable liquids, and the human factor combine to cause a situation that could easily have been avoided. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid a fiery disaster is to make sure that there is a clean and well-maintained environment. But another way of protecting your property and the lives of employees or residents is to count on ASCO Fire for your fire prevention needs. We have electric pumps, sprinkler systems, equipment, and offer a multitude of services.
What are Electric Pumps?
Sprinkler systems contain pumps which can run on steam, diesel fuel, or electricity. Once heat is detected by a sprinkler system, valves open and water is supplied to the sprinklers. This causes a significant drop in pressure for your sprinkler system. A pump will kick in to bring that pressure back up to a suitable level.
Pump controllers are used to receive alarm device signals alerting the pump to begin its job. Remote fire alarm equipment, sprinkler alarm valves, or pressure operated switches all play a part in the activation of devices for motor control. These devices make sure that power is going to the pump, which helps raise the pressure.
Types of Facilities that Require Electric Pumps
Since electric pumps are a part of many sprinkler systems, you are likely to find them in buildings that contain sprinkler systems. Though rules and regulations regarding sprinkler systems vary, the recommendation that they be installed in the following buildings is generally accepted:
- Retail facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Commercial buildings
- Multi-family residential buildings
- Medical facilities
- Manufacturing facilities
- … and more!
Benefits of Installing Electric Pumps
As previously mentioned, the benefit of having an electric pump involved in the operation of your sprinkler system is that when pressure drops, the electric pump will automatically be triggered, and pressure will once again be restored to your system.
Different pumps also have different advantages. While some pumps operate only with freshwater, there are specially designed pumps that can handle pond or saltwater (some sprinkler systems take water from tanks, ponds, and other reservoir-like sources).
Electric pumps are strictly regulated by the NFPA.
Our Expertise in Electric Pumps
ASCO Fire will consider the specific project at hand, which applies uniquely to your setting, and integrate both state-of-the-art pumps and sprinkler systems easily and expertly. Our staff all have experience in new construction projects, renovations, fit outs, equipment upgrades, fire code retrofits, and more. Our team will work with your engineering team and architect seamlessly. Together they will collaborate on the best way to go about protecting you, your employees or residents, and your property.
Choose ASCO Fire for Electric Pumps
ASCO Fire is a member of numerous fire prevention related groups and associations: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA).
We are familiar with and operate within any and all applicable fire code requirements. We can professionally install sprinkler systems, inspect them, and maintain them to keep your property and people safe. Our sprinklers and fire alarm systems are proactively monitored 24 hours a day from our UL Listed Central Station.
ASCO Fire provides some of the most affordable fire protection solutions in New Jersey.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on electric pumps with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!