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Fire Pump Daily Inspection Checklist

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Your fire pump is the Heart of your fire protection System

A booster Pump Reinforces the public water supply when the public water main cannot provide the volume or pressure needed to supply an automatic sprinkler system.

A fire pump and tank with a self-contained water supply can be used either to supplement public water or as a source of water where no public supply is available

A pump Must not fail

If the water demand exceeds the capability of the public supply, or if no public water is available, the pump will need to start promptly in an emergency situation ( such as when sprinklers are activated ). So, it is essential to test your pump regularly and keep it maintained at all times. otherwise, a fire could cause severe property damage and shut down your operations.

A pump Needs constant Care

Establish a program of regular inspection, testing, and maintenance to ensure your fire pump performs its critical function during a fire.

weekly Fire Pump Test Form

Test all Fire pumps daily/weekly. using the checklist attached below and consider the following :

  • Heat in the pump room is 40°F (4.4°C) or higher
  • Intake air louvers in the pump room appear operational
  • Pump suction, discharge, and bypass valves are open
  • No piping or hoses leak
  • Fire pump (FP) leaking one drop of water per second at seals
  • Suction line pressure is normal
  • System line pressure is normal
  • The suction reservoir is full
  • Controller pilot light (power on) is illuminated
  • Transfer switch normal power light is illuminated
  • Isolating switch for standby power is closed
  • The reverse-phase alarm light is not illuminated
  • Normal-phase rotation light is illuminated
  • Oil level in the vertical motor sight glass is normal
  • The diesel fuel tank is at least  2/3 full
  • The controller selector switch is in “auto” position
  • Voltage readings for batteries (2) are normal
  • Charging current readings are normal for batteries
  • The Pilot lights for batteries are on or battery failure pilot lights are “off ‘
  • All alarm pilot lights are “off”
  • Record engine running time from the meter
  • Oil level is normal in right-angle gear-drive pumps
  • Crankcase oil level is normal
  • The cooling water level is normal
  • The electrolyte level in batteries is normal
  • Battery terminals are free of corrosion
  • Water-jacket heater is operational
  • For steam-driven pumps, steam pressure is normal
  • Examine exhaust system for leaks
  • Check lube oil heater for operation (diesel pumps)
  • Drain condensate trap of the cooling system
  • Check for water in the diesel fuel tank

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