Fire Pumps

Fire Pumps are a critical part of sprinkler systems where a higher water pressure is required than otherwise available. A fire pump can also maintain a high pressure of water supply over a long period of time. They are designed to start automatically in order to immediately provide water in the event of a fire. BFPE International can design, install, repair, and test and inspect your fire pump. Please contact us for more information.

In many cases, fire pumps are the sole source of water and pressure for a fire protection system. They must be properly maintained to be sure they are available at all times.

Weekly Test and Inspection Requirements
On a weekly basis, the fire pump should be inspected to verify the pump assembly appears to be in operating condition and is free from physical damage. According to NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems , a weekly test shall be conducted without flowing water.

The purpose of this test is to ensure the fire pump operates properly through automatic operation and to detect deficiencies that are not evident by inspection. The weekly test and inspection can be conducted by the building owner or by BFPE International. Please contact us for more information.

Annual Test and Inspection Requirements
An annual flow test is required by NFPA 25. The purpose of the test is to evaluate the performance of the fire pump, both flow and pressure. While the fire pump is running and the water is flowing, visual observations, measurements, and adjustments are being made.

BFPE International has qualified technicians that perform the annual test and inspection of fire pumps. We offer Total FIre Protection Agreements , which include this test and inspection. Please contact us for more information.