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What is a diesel fire pump?

Jun 16, 2023
Diesel fire pumps provide fire sprinklers throughout a facility with adequate water supply during a fire. A fire pump can be driven by an electric motor, diesel engine. While electric motors are most common, diesel engines are often used when the electrical supply to the property is unreliable or has insufficient capacity. 

Diesel fire fighting pumps are ideal for applications when there's already a separate pump house or the pump room is located on an exterior wall. Some facilities that use diesel fire pumps include warehouses, aircraft hangars, and industrial facilities. Since their footprint is larger than an electric fire pump, they are not suitable for facilities with minimum space. 
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Diesel fire water pumps are more expensive to install because they require additional items such as fuel storage tanks and exhaust vents. However, diesel fire pumps require regular battery, oil level, cooling system, hoses and engine checks in addition to weekly run tests. Overall, diesel fire pumps cost more because they are serviced more frequently and require more items to maintain. Also, keep in mind that the cost of preventive maintenance for fire pumps is very affordable, while reducing regular service can lead to expensive repairs and replacements.
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As mentioned, engine driven fire pumps require much more maintenance. Since diesel fire pumps have more components that require service, there is a lot that can go wrong. Neglecting to service these items could shorten its lifespan much more so than an electric fire pump. ZJ Better Technology Group Co.,Ltd is a professional manufacturer of kinds of fire pumps, including diesel pump and electric pump. We also provide good after-sales service including install, maintain and accessories, ect. More information please contact us:


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