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Introduction to Fire Pumps

Pump Design

Capacities

Fire pumps are "sized" to deliver a specific volume at a specified pressure.  These numbers can vary widely, and are the design parameters to which the pump is built.

Typically, the sizes range from a small pump, rated at a flow of only 25 gallons per minute (gpm), up to a pump that can deliver a flow of 5,000 gpm.  NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection, contains a design table with the typical pump outputs, but specially ordered pumps can be of a different or higher rating. 

The pressure rating of a fire pump is specified to fit a specific design requirement, based on the needs of the fire protection system.  The pressure specified will also depend on any pressure available from the existing supply to the pump.

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