Fire pumps boost the water supply to your sprinkler system, particularly for taller buildings and highrises, for which the water supply to upper floors may be inadequate. Additionally, even some smaller buildings may require a fire pump, if the existing water pressure is found to be low.
Fire pumps, under the BC Building Code, are subject to complex regulatory requirements, which outline the standards for an uninterrupted power supply to the fire pump, protection of the fire pump itself from fire, the approved components, which depend on the available water supply, and the alarms which signal an alert if there are potential problems with the fire pump.
APNA Fire & Electrical are experts in fire safety systems, including fire pumps and when they may be required, as well as the building code and fire code requirements for fire pump installation. We can evaluate your building’s water supply and fire plan to determine the need for a fire pump, as well as recommend and properly install a fire pump as part of your overall sprinkler system.
Regulatory requirements under the BC Fire Code and local bylaws, require that fire pumps are inspected and tested regularly, to ensure proper functioning and adequate water flow and water pressure. These requirements include weekly inspections to check the water reservoir level, the air temperature in the pump room, and pump operation at rated speeds, and monthly testing of electric and gas motors. Annual full capacity flow testing is also required.
The APNA team offers complete fire pump inspection, testing and maintenance services in Surrey, Vancouver, Richmond, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Ladner and Chilliwack. to ensure that your fire pump is ready to jump into action in the event of a fire, and properly support your sprinkler system. Contact APNA today, for fire pump installation, or fire pump inspection, testing, or repair.