Pentair receives UL/FM approval on fire pumps for advanced metallurgies

Sept. 3, 2015
Pentair Engineered Solutions recently announced that it has obtained UL listing and FM Approval on its line of fire pumps with advanced metallurgies.

NORTH AURORA, IL, Sept. 3, 2015 -- Pentair Engineered Solutions, a provider of water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection technologies, recently announced that it has obtained UL listing and FM Approval on its line of fire pumps with advanced metallurgies.

This means industrial users located offshore, near shore and between shores now have a greatly needed defense against salt and brackish water corrosion that has historically wreaked havoc on their pumping equipment. Likewise, Pentair markets a broad line of UL/FM pumps using advanced metallurgies.

The corrosive effects of salt and brackish water, high pH, sand, and more, can put traditional cast iron and carbon steel fire pumps out of commission in only a few months. Without the corrosion-resistance provided by the advanced metallurgies, operators must choose between making costly pump system repairs or suffering lengthy shut downs and lost production time.

Pentair's recent approval gives operators the ability to combine the design, performance and quality standards of fire pumps built and tested per NFPA 20, UL and FM, with the advanced metallurgies specifically selected to combat corrosion, extend pump service life and maximize uptime.

The UL/FM Approval of these pumps also means industrial users now have a complete line of Pentair fire protection pumps (to 5,000 GPM) from which to choose. Advanced metallurgies available for use in all major components of split case and vertical turbine pumps include 316 Stainless Steel, Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steel, as well as Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze.

Pentair advanced metallurgies apply to marine applications, benefitting marine architects, municipal users, and port authorities as well. In addition to the UL/FM Approval, these pumps have also satisfied ABS, Lloyd's, and Bureauveritas standards.

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About Pentair

Pentair plc delivers products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2014 revenues of $7.0 billion, Pentair employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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