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Fire Pump Controller Surge Protectors

NEC updates require Fire Pump Controllers to be protected by SPD's. Use High Quality High Performance Fire Pump Controller Surge Protectors.Controller Surge Protectors

Recent NEC updates require fire pump controllers to be protected with surge protective devices. This life-safety equipment is composed of intricate electronics that are susceptible to disruptions and damage caused by transient voltage.

Fire pumps are critical pieces of equipment within a fire sprinkler system. The devices are an integral part of supplying water pressure to the sprinkler system and assuring it’s proper and effective function.

Pumps can be powered via electric motors, diesel engines and occasionally steam turbines. Backup generators and transfer switches may also be part of the system where electric motors are used.

The purpose of this critical equipment is to maintain water pressure within the emergency sprinkler system of the building or structure it services.

When a sprinkler system operates, it can reduce the water pressure within the system. If this is the case, a pump needs to be used. To maintain required pressure in the system, the pump kicks in when the pressure drops below a certain level.

Building or structure designs largely determine the requirement and implementation of fire pumps. Because of their size, large buildings and tall structures typically require the addition of these devices.

Because of height or physical size of many buildings, the available supplied water pressure is usually not enough to assure effective and required level of sprinkler system operation.

Changes to the National Electrical Code in 2017 added Surge Protection requirements to protect Fire Pump Controllers. Click NEC Surge Protection Updates to view.

Fire Pump Controllers

Controllers are the sensitive electronics of a pump system. The controllers are contained inside of panels/cabinets. In general, these panel designs provide...

  • Motor Starts
  • Motor Control - VFD
  • Pressure Monitoring
  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Alarm System Response

These are critical functions that make the pump and sprinkler system operate effectively and consistently.

Various types of pump applications for Controllers can include:

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  • Diesel Engine
  • Automatic Transfer Switch
  • Electric
  • Additive/Foam
  • Medium Voltage
  • Jockey
  • Residential

For additional controller information, see this short article provided by UL.

These panels need to be protected with properly designed, high quality, high performance surge protectors.

 Surge Protector Features
For Controllers

  • Peak Surge Current                      30 kA to 900kA           
  • Modes of Protection                      Discrete All Mode Protection
  • Listings                                          ANSI/UL 1449, CSA MC#241804 (AC)
  • Encapsulation                                Full Circuitry Encapsulation
  • Enclosure                                       NEMA 12, 4 and 4X (options)
  • Filtering                                          EMI/RFI
  • Filtering                                          Frequency Responsive CircuitryTM (option)
  • Warranty                                        Industry Leading - No Hassle

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Protecting against large transients, especially lighting generated events, robust surge suppressors with high kA ratings, true all-mode-protection design and circuit encapsulation can provide a distinct advantage over competing devices.

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