North Aurora (IL) — Pentair, a global leader in the treatment, transfer and flow of water and other fluids and manufacturer of high-quality fire pumps, is working with industrial and energy customers to address fire protection needs in challenging conditions, such as salt water environments. Pentair’s Industrial Fire solutions help protect critical assets and make customers’ processes safe and efficient with integrated systems built to NFPA20 standards utilizing UL, FM & ABS listed fire pumps.
“The industrial fire market is challenging, both from an environmental standpoint as well as regulatory requirements,” said Andrew Crawford, Pentair’s North American Sales Manager, Industrial Fire. “Our integrated systems approach to fire protection allows chemical plants, power generators, and oil and gas providers—both offshore and onshore—to operate with increased uptime.”
One particular challenge for many large chemical plants and refineries is that while being located near shore for shipping and distribution advantages, the source of fire protection water is often brackish. This can result in not only maintenance concerns, but also compliance issues for fire protection as equipment may fail due to an increased rate of corrosion, and potentially cause costly plant shut downs. Pentair’s solutions include UL/FM listed pumps constructed of special metallurgies for use in salt water environments. Its listed fire pumps in 316 Stainless Steel, Duplex/Super Duplex Stainless Steel and Nickel Aluminum Bronze construction are fully compatible with marine environments and offer the operator greatly lengthened service intervals. Pentair also offers custom fire protection packages for ordinary as well as Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations.
ABOUT PENTAIR PLC
Pentair plc (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading 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.
Pentair’s solutions in Industrial Fire include the design, engineering and manufacturing of innovative pumping systems for fire protection. Its AURORA®, AURORA® EDWARDS SERIES and FAIRBANKS NIJHUIS® brands are known throughout the world for reliability and proven performance across various industrial applications.