March 31, 2020
Getting Fire Pump Selection Right
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.