automatic fire pump

automatic fire pump

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ‚fīr ‚pəmp]
(mechanical engineering)
A pump which provides the required water pressure in a fire standpipe or sprinkler system; when the water pressure in the system drops below a preselected value, a sensor causes the pump to start.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

automatic fire pump

A pump which provides the required water pressure in a fire standpipe or sprinkler system; when the water pressure in the system drops below a preselected value, a sensor causes the pump to start, and to stop the pump when the pressure is restored.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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