When it comes to fire safety, quality and reliability are key!
Chamco recently got to demonstrate the importance of proper fire pump selection during an upgrade of a customer’s fire pump. The previous system relied on highly corrosive saltwater, and the cast iron/bronze-fitted pumps were not holding up for more than 5 years.
Chamco proposed a solution for a nickel/aluminum bronze pump that has much better metallurgy for combating saltwater.
Although the quoted pump was worth roughly 5 times the cost of a standard pump, it also offers 10 times the life. The customer is happy with the project and more comfortable that the fire pumps will work if called upon.