Fire Pump Testing

Fire Pump Service Tests

We take the hassle out of required annual fire pump tests. Whether you come to our facility or we come to your location, our pump service test and preventative maintenance programs are designed to keep your fire pump in a top operating condition.

We test to the requirements of NFPA 1911, including the fire pump priming system test. Our testing and maintenance programs help maintain critical pump performance.

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ON-SITE TESTING

By doing these tests, it helps you receive maximum credit points to help maintain the lowest insurance rates possible and to ensure that your fire apparatus are performing as intended for the safety of your firefighters. Our service department is dedicated to minimizing your downtime and expense.

NFPA 1911 Standards

ANNUAL TESTING

Pump testing is an integral and vital part of apparatus safety and maintenance. Think of an annual pump test as a test run of what could happen if the apparatus were called to a multiple-alarm fire where water in maximum volumes had to be moved and pressures had to be maintained for more than an hour.

Mobile Pump Testing

LIMIT DOWNTIME

We will come to you. Pump testing is an integral and vital part of apparatus safety and maintenance. We provide on-site pump testing and on-site repairs for most valves, gauges, and switches. Everything we do represents our commitment to providing you with the most dependable and durable fire apparatus possible.

Test Your Fire Pump Annually

An annual service pump test is a documented procedure to prove your apparatus can perform at its rated capacity from draft.  The chassis drivetrain, pump, pump transmission and associated plumbing are run through a progressive series of tests that are designed to prove the system is in sound working order.

Prior to testing is a great time to do periodic maintenance on the apparatus. Changing the engine oil, pump transmission oil, and even servicing the transmission before testing every year will ensure yearly maintenance if your department doesn’t already have an established periodic maintenance program.

 

THE ANNUAL PUMP TEST ACTUALLY CONSISTS OF SIX SEPARATE TESTS

TEST #1: FIVE-MINUTE VACUUM TEST
Run the pump vacuum for 5 minutes to begin the actual pump test.

TEST #2: TIMED PRIMER TEST
This determines how long it takes to lift water to the pump so that pumping can begin. For pumps rated up to 1,250 gpm, a 30-second maximum time is allowed, and a 45-second max is permitted for pumps rated for 1,500 gpm or higher.

TEST #3: 100% TEST
Run the pump for 20 minutes at 100% of rated capacity, with a net pump pressure of 150 pounds per square inch (psi).

TEST #4: 5-MINUTE OVERLOAD
The NFPA requires this test for pumps rated for over 750 gpm. Immediately after the 20-minute test, run the pump for 5 minutes, at its rated capacity, at 165 psi.

TEST #5: 70% TEST
Run the pump for 10 minutes at 70% capacity and 200 psi.

TEST #6: 50% TEST
Run the pump for 10 more minutes at 50% capacity and 250 psi.

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