‘Gee Whiz’ Info: Fire Pump Testing
Fire pumps come in different shapes and sizes. Really, they do. To differentiate each unit there are performance placards affixed to the pump, motor, and controller. These are extremely important to keep. The placard displays important information that is specific and unique to the pump. The data describes what flows and pressures should be accomplished during an annual flow test.
At minimum, each year, there should be a full flow test of a fire pump. Unless there is a flow meter loop, this testing requires flowing streams of water out of valve headers while being measured with calibrated precision equipment. Touchstone Fire Protection is well equipped to accomplish these test as well as maintain the results with intuitive flow chart graphics on a fully annotated report that will be comparable to future results. Our industry is moving deeper into technology... Touchstone will be the hyperlink between System and Customer.