chapter  11
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Fire Pumps

Fire pumps are installed around the globe to protect buildings and property from fire loss by pumping water to standpipe systems or automatic fire sprinkler systems. These pumps make large amounts of water available for automatic fire protection use. By pumping water at boosted pressures, they ensure that fire protection systems are adequately supplied for effective operation should the need arise. These systems of protection, of which fire pumps are often an integral component, automatically detect fire, sound alarms, start the automatic firefighting operation, and remain in operation for as long as necessary to control, suppress, or extinguish the blaze.