Fire Water Pumps are the heart of fire fighting equipment and are used to protect the life, health and property of the public during a major incident. They are used to draw from a significant water source like a pool, lake or giant tank and then move water at high pressure to fight the fire. Fire water pumps are often mounted in a truck or vehicle that is capable of off-road travel to reach remote locations where the fire might break out. They are also found in critical industrial plants, such as oil and gas refineries and are electrically driven with diesel engines for backup.

A common type of fire fighting pump is a portable, centrifugal pump powered by gasoline or diesel. These types of pumps are usually designed to handle treated or untreated, freshwater or even seawater and typically have the capability to operate at temperatures up to 260°F. They are typically provided on a prefabricated skid for ease of alignment and to offer reliability.

The most important factors to consider when purchasing a fire fighting pump are the Flow Rate (GPM) and the Maximum Head. The GPM is the amount of water that can be pumped per minute and the maximum head is the distance that the water can be pumped under pressure. This is what determines how quickly and efficiently the pump can be used to combat a fire.

There are many different choices of fire fighting pumps to suit all budgets and applications, and most come in a range of sizes. For example, a large fire pump can be equipped with either a 1″ or 1.5″ discharge hose. The 1″ hose is the size that most municipal fire departments use and is ideal because it provides the right balance of manageability, volume and water flow. Make sure that the hose you purchase matches the diameter of your pump’s discharge port.

Another option is to choose a fire fighting pump that is optimized for pressure rather than flow. These pumps are usually referred to as a Transfer Pump and quickly move water through a wider hose but sacrifices the ability to spray water over long distances. The firefighting nozzles and other accessories that are used in conjunction with fire fighting pumps must be considered when choosing the pump as well.

If you are looking for a quality fire fighting pump that is both affordable and reliable then look no further than one of our premium range industrial grade Yanmar or Kohler diesel pumps. They are available in a variety of models including electric and recoil start, with or without roll frame and single or twin impellers. All our fire pumps are backed by our 3 year motor warranty and come with a 2 year warranty on both the wet end and the roll frame. They are engineered and built in Brisbane for Australian conditions and are the best value fire pumps on the market. To find out more about the fire fighting pumps that we carry or to request a quote simply contact us.

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