The fire pump is an essential component of a fire suppression system. Its main purpose is to pump out high pressure streams of water to help extinguish fires. In the event of a fire, a malfunctioning fire pump can make the fire suppression system useless. To prevent this from happening, a regular fire pump testing must be conducted. ASCO Fire can get your fire system tested, including the fire pump. The test will help identify any signs of deterioration on the fire pump. It also allows us to discover any impairment pertaining to the water supply. With regular fire pump testing, fire-fighting efforts will be effective and efficient.
What is Fire Pump Testing?
As a critical piece of fire-fighting equipment, a fire pump failure could lead to a disaster. Fire pump testing is a procedure wherein the fire pump will be subjected to a series of thorough physical checks. A full-flow performance and churn test will be performed as required by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).
Types of Facilities that Require Fire Pump Testing
Fire pumps are installed in areas where the water supply’s pressure is too low. High rise and multi-storey story buildings naturally have to have fire pumps. Storage warehouses have large spaces thereby needing a fire pump to meet the higher water pressure demands. Buildings that have water storage tanks for fire protection will also need a fire pump to create adequate water pressure.
Basically, all buildings that have fire sprinklers should also have a fire pump installed. Without it, water will only trickle out of the sprinklers, doing so little in extinguishing the blaze. A fire pump should be included in the sprinkler system design of the following buildings: omit
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Multifamily Residential Buildings
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Medical Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
- … and more!
Benefits of Fire Pump Testing
Periodic testing will determine the current status of the fire pump. Testing will ensure that the risks of experiencing a malfunction will be kept to a minimum. With fire pump testing, trouble signals will be identified early on. This will be a great opportunity for qualified personnel to take necessary actions, like repairs and adjustments, to ensure accurate fire pump operation.
Our Expertise in Fire Pump Testing
The professionals at ASCO Fire understand the importance of properly maintaining fire pumps. It makes a huge difference, in terms of maintaining fire safety in the facility, when the fire pumps are in the proper working condition. We make sure that your fire pumps are tested for safety using simple yet accurate methods. Our services for inspection, maintenance, and testing of fire systems are second to none. Some of our bigger New Jersey projects are as follows:
- Waldwick Municipal Building
- Marriott Residence Inn’s in Wayne and Canterbury
- Mary Hart Heart Nursing Home
- Hilton Homewood Suites
- River Crimina Terminall Development
- The ROTC Building at Princeton University
- Bayer Pharmaceuticals
You should know by now that our ASCO Fire teams have the necessary skills when it comes to maintaining a facility’s fire safety standards. Most of our clients in New Jersey are big businesses and residential clients. They trust our expertise because they recognize the importance of having a reliable partner when it comes to testing fire systems, including fire pumps.
Choose ASCO Fire for Fire Pump Testing
At ASCO Fire, we make it a priority to provide exemplary fire protection services and equipment. We value our clients’ safety so we constantly complete trainings in order to keep up with the ever-growing standards in fire safety systems.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on fire pump testing with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!