Do you know if your fire pump is fit to protect you, your employees, and your building in the event of a fire? The fire pump is a critical piece of a building’s fire sprinkler system, delivering water to the sprinkler heads in the event of a fire. Regular Chicago fire pump testing and inspection is required in order to make sure your fire sprinkler system will be able to protect your building in the event of a fire.
Like all other fire protection systems, fire pumps can lose their effectiveness if they are not properly maintained. Fire pumps are especially at risk for failure because they are so complex and are especially vulnerable to things like corrosive environments, tampering, accidental damage, and careless use.
It is highly recommended that all fire pumps undergo weekly testing at shutoff conditions. Electric fire pump systems should be tested for 10 minutes, while diesel fire pump systems should be tested for 30 minutes. Annual testing is conducted at minimum, rated, and peak load to ensure that the fire pumps will work optimally under all of these conditions.
Fire pumps must undergo regular preventative maintenance to ensure they maintain their effectiveness. Confires Fire Protection Services offers fire pump maintenance services, including lubrication and coupling alignment.
Routine fire pump inspection and maintenance are extremely important to ensuring your fire protection system will keep your building safe from fire at all times. If you want to schedule a fire pump testing and inspection with us, call us today!