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VERTICAL TURBINE VIBRATION PROBLEMS

<b>VERTICAL TURBINE VIBRATION PROBLEMS</b><p>Diesel-driven vertical turbine pumps face a lot more challenges with the installations than an electric. The gear and drive shaft and, often separately-mounted engines, not only require a good substantial and level foundation, proper gear alignment and drive shaft installation can eliminate a lot of vibration problems with new equipment.<p>Improper installation may led to premature failure, further aggravating the problem. This presentation from an actual fire …

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Home fire sprinkler bill advances in New Jersey | NFPA Xchange

Hail to the Garden State.<p>According to a legislative roundup on NorthJersey.com, the New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill that would require …

Residential sprinkler expert Matt Klaus makes h... | NFPA Xchange

<b>I am pleased to introduce Matt Klaus, columnist for NFPA Journal and one of the newest contributors to this blog. As NFPA's principal fire protection</b> …

Consulting-Specifying Engineer

NFPA 20: Changes to the standard on fire pumps<p>Regardless of whether the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to your next project, fire …

Importance of Fire Pumps in Heavy Industries

Industries often use fire sprinklers that sprinkle water when an apparent threat of fire or<p>smoke is detected. Fire pump is an essential part of fire sprinklers, which are directly<p>connected to the water source.

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ENERGIZING PUMPS SAFELY

<b>ENERGIZING PUMPS SAFELY</b><p>Routine maintenance and inspections can keep a controller, motor or engine from blowing up on you when you hit the start button. Several annual inspection items are mandatory on fire pumps under NFPA 25. This can be a good guideline to use for industrial equipment inspection procedures also. This collection of photos show examples of some things to look for.<p>In addition to equipment performance failures, throwing coupling insert pieces, or the complete insert, presents an …

Wanna see something cool? This is a "hot-rod fire pump". 

Wanna see something cool? This is a "hot-rod fire pump". <br>Ok, let me explain.<br>Every fire sprinkler system needs enough water to supply all of the sprinkler heads, right? Sometimes it's not possible to get that much water into the building so we install fire pumps to pull more water into the system.<br>Fire-sprinkler-system-water is supplied by the town-water main buried below the fire hydrant out in the street. The hydrants are connected in a network of pipes to supply water to multiple buildings and …

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, …

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