The ability to pump high-pressure water flow is essential to many businesses, especially fire departments. Portable fire fighting pump allow firefighters to increase the pressure (measured in psi and bar) of a water source when that system’s demand exceeds the capacity of a traditional fire hydrant or other water-based system.
There are several different types of portable fire fighting pumps. Each is designed to meet the demands of specific applications. Some are more suitable for higher-volume applications while others are more appropriate for lower-pressure needs. The selection of a portable fire fighting pump depends on several factors, including potential fire hazards, water supply accessibility, and the capability of the fire department to use the pumps.
One of the most popular and versatile portable fire fighting pumps is a centrifugal pump. With a centrifugal fire fighting pump, water enters the suction inlet at the bottom of the pump casing and is moved to the center of the impeller by rotational force. The rotational force of the impeller is what creates the high-pressure water that flows out the discharge port at the top of the pump.
In addition to the high-pressure water, a centrifugal fire fighting pump can produce a large volume of water with little energy. This type of portable fire fighting pump is designed with a single stage and uses a simple gear drive for maximum durability and low maintenance.
Another popular portable fire fighting pump is a double-suction radial flow type of pump. With a double-suction radial pump, water enters the pump at two different points. The water is drawn in through the suction port and then pumped out at the discharge port through a ring section of impellers. This type of portable fire fighting pump is more reliable than the single-suction radial flow type and provides a good balance between capacity and performance.
Portable fire fighting pumps can also be found in a variety of sizes and shapes. Those that are transportable typically have a protective frame that separates the pump end from the driver. Most fire pumps are powered by diesel engines, but there are some gas turbine pumps as well.
Fire Product Search offers a wide range of portable fire fighting pumps from Angus Fire. They are available in a number of sizes and capacities, as well as a variety of nozzles and branch pipes. All of the portable fire fighting pumps we offer can be delivered with our STORMforce trailer, which accommodates any size Angus Fire pump and includes a tool box to minimize manual handling. This allows you to get the pump in operation much faster. Contact us to learn more about our complete line of portable fire pumps and their accessories. We are always happy to assist you in finding the right solution for your emergency needs. The right equipment can save lives and protect property. That’s why we offer quality products and support from a team of experts. You can count on us to help you find the best solution for your business or municipality.