Container Pump House

Fire pumps, piping, valves and automation assembled in containers.
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Why set up a pumping system in a container?

When all the costs of the fire-fighting pumping system are calculated, NOT ONLY for the diesel motor pumps, electric motor pumps and jockey pumps, but also taking into account the EXPENSES of the other piping components, control panels, and especially the costs of assembling the fire piping and the costs of electrical assembly and automation of the system, the option of assembling the pump room in a container becomes much more viable and interesting. The assembly of fire pump sets in containers has become increasingly common due to a series of advantages considered during the design phase and when calculating total construction costs.

As with the assembly of fire pumps on All-in-One platforms (“Skid’s”), the purpose of assembling fire pumps inside containers is to eliminate the complexity of assembling the piping, which has already been correctly sized according to the standards, meeting the inspection requirements of the fire department and insurance companies.

In addition to reducing assembly costs, container-mounted fire pumps significantly reduce the time it takes to install the fire-fighting system, with only the piping and power supply to be connected. As a result, the installation, start-up and release of the fire-fighting system on site is quicker.

As a result, this equipment summarizes in a single assembly all the components present in a pump room for the hydrant and sprinkler system.

Fire pumps: inspection and compliance with standards

Another great advantage of opting for fire pumps mounted inside containers is the guarantee of compliance with the main requirements of the safety standards for Fire Fighting and Prevention in force in Brazil: NBR 10.897 (Sprinkler), NBR 13.714 (Hydrants) and NFPA-20 (Fire Pumps).

In addition, depending on the design needs and requirements of your insurance company, we also offer the option of UL/FM certified fire pumping systems, which are imported assemblies manufactured by Patterson Pump in the USA and Ireland, UL Listed by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and FM Approved by FM Approvals.

Assembly composition

Offering a unique guarantee on a single product, the fire pump assembly in a container consists of:

  • Suction system piping;
  • The booster system, which includes fire pumps;
  • Usually an electric motor pump and a diesel motor pump cooled by a heat exchanger (main and backup);
  • The pressurizing pump (jockey pump);
  • The testing and bypass system for the reservoir;
  • The automatic pump reading and control system;
  • All valves and instruments properly positioned and installed with the integration of the pump control panels.

The entire assembly is carried out on the removable platform, which houses the electrical installations for the system’s automation, as well as the fuel hoses (inlet and return), cooling system hoses and thermally insulated exhaust system for the diesel motor pump (inlet and return), batteries, power transformer (where necessary) with insulation for powering the electric pumps.

Externally, the fuel tank can be supplied with a containment box (optional). The container can be the customer’s own supply or not.

This video illustrates an example of a containerized assembly for a fire pumping system that produces a flow rate of 350m³/h and a pressure of 105mca.

Advantages

Consider these advantages before deciding on the project

Here are some of the main advantages of opting for a containerized fire pumping system.

It is important that the entire system is designed and configured in accordance with the flow and pressure data of the fire-fighting project, as well as the standards and certifications that the fire department and insurance company require for approval of the work.

The set can be configured either as a fixed container (platform to be fixed / anchored to a concrete base) or as a mobile container (on a platform with a quick hitch, on wheels or to be accommodated on a trailer).

  • Space-saving and compact assembly;
  • Optimized layout for reading the instruments and maneuvering the valves, favoring system operations;
  • Unique product with unique guarantee;
  • Correct assembly and dimensioned according to flow and design pressure;
  • It meets the inspection requirements of the fire department and the main insurance companies;
  • Considerable reduction in system installation and assembly time;
  • Reduced labor costs in assembly and installation;
  • Automation, electrical installation and factory-ready interconnections;
  • Meets the requirements of NR-10, NR-12, NBR 10.897, NBR 13.714 and NFPA-20;
  • Ready to connect to the suction inlet, hydrant outlet and reservoir return pipes;
  • No need to build a room, platform or masonry for the pump room;
  • Sprinkler system included in the container.
Details
Valves and pipes

The correct assembly of the suction, discharge, pressurization, bypass and return pipes is already provided at the factory, with all the safety, check and maneuvering valves sized in accordance with the standards in force in Brazil.

Electrical installation and finishing

In compliance with the requirements of NBR 5410, the entire electrical installation is correctly sized, insulated and wired with factory-prepared earthing. All external cabling is coated with a flame-retardant finish, derived from and already individually interconnected to the control panels and automation instruments.

Operation and accessibility

Reading instruments already installed and calibrated, positioned in a strategic location for reading. Independent rails for each pump in the NFPA-20 mounting pattern.

Safety and security

In accordance with NR-12 recommendations, we provide protection against hot parts in the diesel motor pump exhaust system and protection against rotating parts in the pump couplings.

Feasibility for maintenance

The interior is mounted on a removable platform to facilitate maintenance of the electrical installations, fuel hoses and cooling system.

Transportation and handling

Reading instruments already installed and calibrated, positioned in a strategic location for reading. Independent rails for each pump in the NFPA-20 mounting pattern.