Power for fire pumps: Power is a key element in ensuring a fire pump works in an emergency situation

There are few pieces of equipment in a building more critical than the fire pump. Although it will hopefully never run for its intended purpose, when there is that dreaded fire in a building, the fire pump must work. A failure in the fire pump system endangers people’s lives. Because of the critical nature of a piece of equipment that rarely runs, the engineer designing the system must fully understand the codes and standards, and use his engineering judgment to provide a robust system that will operate during the most critical of times.

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