R-B Pump, Inc., the nation’s full-range fire pump manufacturer, announces the first entire fire pump line designed from inception to serve the fire protection market. Freed from existing designs intended for other markets, R-B fire pumps have been designed specifically as fire pumps. R-B Pump, Inc., provides dependable, modern, highly efficient, and practical designs needed for the industry today, all from its own foundry in the U.S.A.There are four types of UL/FM fire pumps that R-B Pump offers: the ANSI End Suction, Inline, Vertical Turbine, and Split-Case design. These pumps are intended for fire service, even though they can be used in other applications as well. Each design offers unique advantages for their respective applications. The End-Suction and Inline pumps, by current definition, are applied for rated capacities up to 750 GPM. The Horizontal Split-Case type units and Vertical Turbine pumps are applied for rated flows of 250 GPM to 5000 GPM as per NFPA-20. However, we have UL/FM listed pumps in higher capacities.
UL Listed and FM Approved fire pumps
R-B Pump has one of the largest selections of fire pumps in the industry. Our fire pumps are manufactured to NFPA standards, and are UL listed and FM approved.
Split case pumps are approved from 200 GPM to 5000 GPM, with pressures up to 570 psi and horsepowers up to 1000. These units are available in different sizes, all based on NFPA requirements. Our pumps require lower horsepower due to higher efficiencies.Vertical turbine multistage fire pumps are approved from 250 GPM to 5000 GPM, with heads as high as 535 psi and horsepowers up to 600.Inline fire pumps are approved from 25 GPM to 750 GPM in a variety of pressure ranges and pump models to suit the particular application.End suction fire pumps are approved from 25 GPM to 750 GPM in different pump sizes.In addition to these pumps, we have multi-stage booster pumps for very high heads, and have also designed and manufactured scores of other specialty pumps.
Fire Protection Systems
In the prevention of loss of life or damage to property, modern fire protection systems utilize a pump to provide the flow and water pressure needed when adequate supply is not available. A pump for this service requires special construction, components, and accessories to insure safe, reliable operation. These special fire pump units are furnished to meet the standards of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 20 (NFPA 20), Underwriters Laboratory (UL), and the Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM). All R-B Fire Pumps meet or exceed these requirements.
Approved fire pumps are available in 21 standard flow ranges. The differential head of any fire pump will have a minimum rating of 40 psi. Every fire pump is given a complete factory performance test to verify compliance to the rated conditions before shipment from the factory.
R-B fire pumps have been designed using the latest hydraulic techniques available, producing fire pumps with exceptionally high efficiencies. The higher pump efficiencies allow for lower motor and diesel engine ratings, which translates to lower project costs and space requirements. Each R-B fire pump has a 400 psi casing working pressure as standard design. The rugged design and construction of the pump is evident from the working pressure to the smallest part, to assure the reliability needed for any given system.
Each Horizontal Split-Case and Inline unit have a common center line between the suction and discharge flanges. The flange sizes have also been designed to best match the minimum pipe sizes given by NFPA 20. In most cases, this feature eliminates the eccentric and concentric fittings, thus saving space, cost, and installation time. Modern patterns allow for better uniformity between castings, and contribute to the higher pump efficiencies.
Quality is of the utmost concern at R-B Pump, Inc. Our pumps are designed, manufactured, assembled and tested all at our modern production facility. Quality checks extend to non-manufactured items supplied to assure total system compatibility. Since all the pump castings are produced in our foundry in the U.S.A. we control the quality of each casting metallurgy. We provide 5 year warranty on our pumps.
Excellent design, quality construction, and knowledgeable personnel provide the reliability required for an R-B Fire Pump System.
Brochure RB Pump
The standard surface discharge assembly is cast iron and is designed to support the driver as well as the pump column pipe.
Discharge Bowl Assembly
Standard assembly includes cast iron bowls, shafts, seals, bronze or neoprene bowl bearings. Bronze impellers and 316 stainless steel hardware provide long life and less maintenance. Bronze bowl wear rings are permanently attached to the bowl to eliminate the possibility of rotational and axial movement.
For sump-type installations, bell-mouth suction...
The ANSI standard adopted by NFPA 20 assures a quality design to provide years of reliable operation.
The casing provides inline suction and discharge which are the same size. This feature assures ease of installation. The casing is high quality cast iron with a tensile strength of 40,000 psi.
Bronze, enclosed, single-suction design impeller is keyed to the shaft and secured by an impeller bolt. All impellers are dynamically balanced and have optional wear rings.
Our Horizontal Split Case pumps have been specifically designed for fire pump requirements, utilizing the latest hydraulic techniques available. All the fire pumps are manufactured to high standards of quality in the material, construction, and workmanship of each unit.
The casings are of a high quality cast iron, with a minimum tensile strength of 40,000 PSI. The casing is a split-case design simplifying inspection and dis-assembly.
The double-suction impellers are bronze, enclosed design, keyed to the shaft,...