Armstrong's self-regulating variable speed fire pump which has new safety benefits.
Armstrong's self-regulating variable speed fire pump which has new safety benefits.

Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled its self-regulating variable speed fire pump which has new safety benefits and is the first fire pump to meet NFPA-20 (2019 Edition), Section 4.8 standards. 

Steven Baird, marketing manager, Fire Products at Armstrong, said: “The new Design Envelope Fire Pump will provide safe, reliable performance in fire suppression systems along with complete transparency into the operation of the pump. The Design Envelope Fire Pump also makes fire suppression systems that require a variable speed approach more affordable for contractors and building owners, as it enables a more cost-effective design for the fire sprinkler system.”

Baird added that because it is the first fire pump that offers integrated variable speed, the new Design Envelope Fire Pump provides critical operating data that is always accessible via the built-in performance management feature. The real-time information alertd users to changing conditions in the system that might affect operation or maintenance priorities.”

The key performance data assessed includes pump operation history, jockey pump run time, a test mode visual indicator, a storage tank water-level indicator and suction pressure levels.