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Fire Sprinkler Pumps

Sprinkler System Pumps

Ideally, every small to medium residential fire sprinkler system would be connected directly to the town mains. This is often the case in other countries where mains water pressures tend to be higher than that of the UK. Consequently, there are many systems that are fed by a storage system which will incorporate a ‘fire pump’ or also referred to as a‘ fire set’.

The original version of BS9251 focused much more on the technical aspects of mains water supplies than storage systems presumably, because no-one envisaged the amount of problems that have been created by Water Authorities throughout the country.

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A major shortcoming of the British Standard (BS9251-05) was the lack of attention given to the problems associated with any pump standing idle and not regularly moving water. The original standard simply suggested that the fire pump should be activated periodically* on a bi-monthly basis in order to stop them seizing up. It was very unlikely that anyone would perform this duty especially as so many of these systems were installed in lofts.  At the time, Lowara and Grundfos were manufacturing fire-sets which had been produced to provide what was considered a minimum level of functionality. It is true to say that they were fairly costly but this reflected the research & development costs associated with the product and the size of the residential sprinkler market at the time.

It was generally assumed by the pioneering Residential  Sprinkler Association (RSA) in their training all those years ago that installers would use a fire pump-set specifically designed for the purpose. However, as more and more installers entered the market, standards were reduced in an effort to reduce costs in order to gain a share of the slowly expanding market and more and more pumps without adequate automation were installed in early systems.

These problems were addressed to some extent by the industry within the training courses and technical bulletins issued to RSA and BAFSA members.

Sprinkler Pump Installation

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we offer sprinkler pump installations to both individuals and businesses. We offer a range of fire pump systems that are suitable for use with a number of fire protection systems. With a team of experts, we’ll ensure your sprinkler system is fitted with the correct type of fire sprinkler pump.

We have been carrying out fire sprinkler pump installations for many years and have become well-known for the service we provide. With years of experience, we have all the skills, knowledge and tools needed to ensure a professional and efficient service is provided. When it comes to sprinkler pump installations, be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers.

Why can’t a standard pump be installed in a Domestic or Residential Fire sprinkler system?

Sprinkler Pumps

The answer is very simple and no company should fit a normal pump to a life safety system which may lie dormant for many years.

The two most fundamental requirements for any fire pump set is that it should carry out the following actions automatically:

  • carry out some form of activation cycle periodically to prevent it seizing up and
  • that it should provide a fault alarm if the power is disconnected from the system. Neither of these were a requirement of BS9251-05

The publication of BS9251-15 has provided very clear guidance regarding fire sets and they must be designed to include an automatic test cycle which will active the pump at least monthly. *

*It is important to understand that during a test, the fire  set doesn’t need to deliver the large volumes of water required during an activation. Flows are restricted and re-circulated back into the water tank

Is it possible to combine the domestic water supply with the fire sprinkler supply? – YES

Sprinkler Pump

  • BS9251-15 provides clarity on this issue by suggesting that the two supplies can be combined providing that the storage tank has sufficient capacity.
  • The pump must also have the capacity to supply the combined total of the domestic and fire supply or, whichever is higher provided that a shut-off valve is connected to the domestic supply which will automatically divert all the available water to the sprinkler system in the event of an activation.

All our storage systems are supplied and have been supplied in the past with full monitoring and an automatic periodical movement cycle.

Why Choose Us For Sprinkler Pumps?

We have been carrying out fire sprinkler pump installation for our customers for many years. With years of experience carrying out sprinkler pump installation, we have all the skills and knowledge needed to ensure a professional and efficient service is provided. No matter what your sprinkler pump requirements might be, RAD Fire Sprinklers has you covered. Some of the reasons we think you should choose us for sprinkler pump installation are:

  • Team of experienced pump installers
  • Will ensure the correct type of fire sprinkler pump is fitted
  • Always on hand to provide advice and assistance
  • Well-known for the services we provide
  • Offer a professional and efficient installation service

Contact RAD Fire Sprinklers For Sprinkler System Pumps

If you’re in need of a fire sprinkler pump installing, then be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers. We have years of experience carrying out sprinkler pump installation and have all the skills and knowledge needed to ensure a professional service is provided. Working closely with you from start to finish, we’ll ensure the sprinkler pump is installed correctly and in the place, it’s needed to be. When it comes to fire sprinkler pumps, be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Sprinkler Pumps

How much does it cost for to have a sprinkler pump installed?

The cost of having a sprinkler pump installed depends on a number of factors such as the type of system you have, and the amount of work required to install it. At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we offer competitive installation quotes, so be sure to get in touch for your quote today.

What type of fire sprinkler pumps do I need?

The type of sprinkler pump you require will depend on a number of factors such as the type of sprinkler system you have or are wanting installing. Our team at RAD Fire Sprinklers can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure the best type of sprinkler pump is installed.

How long does it take to carry out sprinkler pump installation?

The length of time it takes to carry out fire sprinkler pump installation will depend on the type of system you have. When you choose RAD Fire Sprinklers, we’ll give you an estimated timeframe for completion. We always aim to achieve and beat this, but we never comprise on the quality and standard of our installation service.

Who’ll install the sprinkler pump for me?

When you choose RAD Fire Sprinklers to install a fire sprinkler pump for you, all work will be carried out by a trained and highly experienced professional. Our team have undergone extensive training to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge needed to carry out pump installations in the most efficient and professional manner.

How do I arrange to have a sprinkler pump installed?

If you’re interested in having a fire pump installed, then all you need to do is get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers. Either call or email us and one of our team will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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