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Fire Protection of fire pump units

Protection of fire pump units

Protection of fire pump units
Protection of fire pump units

Required Separation of firefighting Pump Rooms:
  • For outdoor Fire Pump Units
Fire pump units that are outdoors shall be located at least 50 ft (15.3 m) away from any buildings and other fire exposures.
  • For Indoor Fire Pump Units in high rise building
fire pump units buildings shall be protected from surrounding occupancies by a minimum of 2-hour fire-rated construction or physically separated from the protected building by a minimum of 50 ft (15.3 m).
  • For Indoor Fire Pump Units in non-high-rise buildings 
fire pump rooms in non-high-rise buildings or in separate fire pump buildings shall be physically separated or protected by fire-rated construction in accordance with following table.


Protection of fire pump units
Protection of fire pump units


Required Fire Protection system for Pump Rooms:

  • For Fire Pump Rooms with Diesel Engines:

Fire pump buildings or rooms enclosing diesel engine pump drivers and day tanks shall be protected with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with NFPA 13 as an Extra Hazard Group 2 occupancy.
  • For Fire Pump Rooms with Electric Drivers:

For buildings that are required to be sprinklered, fire pump rooms enclosing electric fire pump drivers shall be protected with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with NFPA 13 as an Ordinary Hazard Group 1 occupancy.

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