A fire fighting water pump is designed to deliver high water pressure for the protection of buildings, tunnels, stations, ships and historical monuments in case of a fire. It can also be used in combination with other high-pressure components, valves and nozzles from the Danfoss product portfolio to form an integrated firefighting system that offers maximum reliability and a long service life.
When selecting a fire fighting water pump, there are many factors that you need to consider. For example, you need to take into account the type of fire that is being extinguished. Also, you need to know how much water pressure is required for the job. These parameters will dictate what type of fire fighting water pump you need to purchase. Another important factor is the hose size that you want to purchase. There are several different sizes to choose from, ranging from a small 3/4″ hose that is ideal for mop-ups and smaller maintenance jobs, to a larger 1″ hose that is easy to handle but is still resistant to high water pressure.
The first step in sizing your fire fighting water pump is to calculate the building’s or site’s water demand based on the square footage of the building and the fire hazards that it contains. This will help you determine how many gallons per minute (GPM) that your fire fighting water pump should be able to deliver. You may also need to calculate the density of the structure, which is determined by your local fire code or standards.