When is the last time your department ran a fire pump test on your apparatus? Did you know it should be done at least once per year?
Pump testing is essential to verifying that your fire suppression equipment is ready when needed. Pump testing is an important annual task to verify your unit is up to spec. Our trailer uses a digital readout for accuracy calibrated by a secondary pitot gauge assembly. All test results are recorded on a customer friendly form while also creating baseline fleet history to fix and prevent any current or potential underlying future complications.
THE ANNUAL PUMP TEST ACTUALLY CONSISTS OF SIX SEPARATE TESTSTEST
#1: FIVE-MINUTE VACUUM TEST
Run the pump vacuum for 5 minutes to begin the actual pump test.
TEST #2: TIMED PRIMER TEST
This determines how long it takes to lift water to the pump so that pumping can begin. For pumps rated up to 1,250 gpm, a 30-second maximum time is allowed, and a 45-second max is permitted for pumps rated for 1,500 gpm or higher.
TEST #3: 100% TEST
Run the pump for 20 minutes at 100% of rated capacity, with a net pump pressure of 150 pounds per square inch (psi).
TEST #4: 5-MINUTE OVERLOAD
The NFPA requires this test for pumps rated for over 750 gpm. Immediately after the 20-minute test, run the pump for 5 minutes, at its rated capacity, at 165 psi.TEST
#5: 70% TEST
Run the pump for 10 minutes at 70% capacity and 200 psi.
TEST #6: 50% TEST
Run the pump for 10 more minutes at 50% capacity and 250 psi.
Contact our Service Manager Mark today to schedule your pump test!