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Sprinkler Pumps

What are sprinkler pumps?

A type of pump designed to move water through a sprinkler system. They are used in several different applications including residential systems, agriculture and fire system. Sprinkler pumps used in agricultural or residential systems are designed to deliver a set amount of water at a given rate, and many are driven by automated systems that turn them off and on.

Fire pumps, meanwhile, are usually stored in the basements of large buildings, and they're designed to instantly deliver water at high pressure when one of the sprinklers in the building is triggered by heat in a room.

How do they work?

Residential and agricultural sprinkler pumps usually deliver a rigidly controlled pulse of water. They may be centrifugal pumps or positive displacement pumps.

Fire pumps, meanwhile, need to begin pumping large amounts of water instantaneously. For this purpose, some of the most useful mechanisms include self-priming split case pumps, horizontal split case pumps, end suction pumps, and vertical inline pumps.

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