In an industry first, Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled its Design Envelope fire pump unit along with Fire Pump Manager, a connected service for tracking pump performance.
In addition to providing important new safety benefits, Armstrong’s Design Envelope fire pump holds the distinction of being the first self-regulating variable-speed fire pump to meet NFPA-20 (2019 Edition), Section 4.8 standards.
“Key value points for customers are the cost savings and performance improvements that result from eliminating many pressure-reducing valves from the sprinkler system,” said Steven Baird, marketing manager, Fire Products, Building Systems Solutions. “This design allows simplification of the piping design for a safer, more economical fire suppression system.”
Other the benefits include cost-savings of up to £1,100 (US$1,500) per sprinkler branch, per floor; increased reliability and safety; greater design flexibility; the ability to predict and report potential equipment failure; and a reduction in the number of zones in a sprinkler system and the potential elimination of storage tanks.
“The Fire Pump Manager feature helps to ensure safe, reliable performance in fire suppression systems, and provides complete transparency into the testing and reliability of the pump,” Baird added.