Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced a new self-regulating, variable speed fire pump, which is reportedly the first fire pump to meet NFPA-20 (2019 Edition), Section 4.8 standards.
“The new Design Envelope Fire Pump will provide safe, reliable performance in fire suppression systems, along with complete transparency into the operation of the pump,” said Steven Baird, marketing manager for fire products at Armstrong.
“The Design Envelope Fire Pump also makes fire suppression systems that require a variable speed approach more affordable for contractors and building owners, as it enables a more cost-effective design for the fire sprinkler system.”
“As the first fire pump that offers integrated variable speed, the new Design Envelope Fire Pump provides critical operating data that is always accessible via the built-in performance management feature. This real-time information will alert users to changing conditions in the system that might affect operation or maintenance priorities.”
Key performance data assessed for the NFPA-20 standards includes: pump operation history; jockey pump run time; test mode visual indicator; storage tank water level indicator; and suction pressure levels.