A portable fire fighting pump is a pressure-increasing component of the water supply for fixed-place fire suppression systems such as fire sprinklers and standpipes (to overcome hydraulic head losses in piping systems), and are also a critical component integrated into fire trucks and boats, to boost their water supplies to power firefighting hose operations. These pumps are usually electric, although they can also be powered by diesel engines or steam turbines.
There are a variety of different types of fire pumps on the market, each designed to meet specific requirements. The most common type of fire fighting pump is the vertical turbine pump, which can start up with negative suction pressure and takes water in a lift condition from a raw water source such as a lake, river or tank. This type of fire pump has a high range of rated flow and pressure capacities and can be operated with both electric or diesel drivers.
The Angus Fire FD series of portable fire fighting pumps offers an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, with a choice of models capable of producing up to 1,200 litres/min. Each FD pump is equipped with a tool box to accommodate all essential ancillary equipment, and can be directly operated from the STORMforce trailer that comes with each unit, with a full range of suction and discharge hoses supplied. All units have an electric start, with 18 HP units having the added reassurance of recoil back-up, and priming is done by hand primer, exhaust or rotary vane prime pumps depending on model. portable fire fighting pump