Vertical Fire Pump

Vertical Turbine Fire Pumps

Vertical turbine fire pump by Ruhrpumpen
Vertical, single and multi-stage, turbine pumps for firefighting applications. UL listed and FM approved pump for suction lift conditions. Available with diesel or electric drive.

Operation Limits

Flow from 250 to 5000 GPM
Pressure from 40 to 519 + PSI
Drive Electric or Diesel
Applications Commercial, municipal and residential high-rise buildings, Large industrial premises and storage warehouses, Offshore and remote facilities, Airports, Power stations.

Overview

Ruhrpumpen's vertical turbine fire pumps are available as single pumping units or complete pre-packaged fire systems (with or without enclosure).

CHARACTERISTICS
  • Stuffing box machined with bushing to guide shaft
  • Discharge head provides support for motor and entire pump
  • Column connections can be flanged or threaded with coupling
  • Bearings available in a variety of materials
  • Line shaft couplings machined from solid steel stock
  • Column assembly manufactures in-plant to ensure accurate fit
  • Sleeve bearings to provide long life and low friction
  • Enclosed impellers designed for long life and high efficiency
  • Standard tapered collets to secure impeller to pump shaft
  • Suction bowl that provides rigid support of the lower end of the pump shaft
  • Strainer to prevent entry of foreign objets into pump suction
  • Diesel or electric driven

BENEFITS
  • UL listed and FM approved pump for suction lift conditions
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Can be used where city water is not available and ponds or lakes are the only water supply
  • Construction materials for seawater service are available

Ruhrpumpen also designs marine fire pump systems with ABS certification for floating offshore facilities.

DESIGN FEATURES
  • NFPA-20 design
  • UL-448 listed
  • FM-1312 approved

Special designs available on request


CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

Standard materials:

  • Cast iron
  • Ductrile iron
  • Carbon steel
  • Bronze fitted

Metallurgies available for sea/brackish water applications and harsh environments:

  • Stainless steel
  • Duplex and Super Duplex
  • Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze

Special materials available on request


FIRE MARKET APPLICATIONS
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Hydrant systems
  • Water curtains

Ruhrpumpen Fire Pumps and Systems Certifications