Future Safety Features in Fire Pump Controllers – Master Controls

We are often interested in directing industry attention to important future advancements in fire protection. Today’s topic pertains to an effective and creative solution to minimizing the dangers of arc flash in fire pump controllers. For the purposes of this article, we will be discussing electric fire pump controllers. Continue reading

How Long Should My Fire Pump Last?

As a fire pump distributor, we have a unique perspective on the useful life of a fire pump. We commission and test brand new equipment, and are frequently called in to replace and repair older pumps. We are often asked about when the best time should be to replace a given fire pump, or how long a life should a new fire pump be expected to have. So, these questions brought to life the idea to write about fire pump life expectancies. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the fire pump itself, and not the motors, controllers, engines, or other items that are often in a mechanical room. Continue reading

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Check out this Impressive Fire Pump System Installation

As an industry leader in the sale of fire pump systems, we have a unique perspective of the final product — when the fire pumps, drivers, and controllers are sold and installed in a building with a sprinkler system. As we prepare to test the fire pump in the mechanical room where it is installed, we see the wide spectrum of installations, ranging from good to bad. Often, a lack of space contributes to less than ideal installations.

But the important thing is that the fire pump equipment works as specified and is ready for operation when needed. But every so often we see an installation that exceeds our expectations, and when one is spotted, we want to call attention to it. Continue reading

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Get Comprehensive Fire Protection in a Packaged Pump House

If there are additions or zoning changes in an existing building, and there is not enough space to accommodate a new or upgraded fire pump system, then consider a new packaged fire pump house. Such a structure can be delivered with not only a new fire pump and controller but with all suction and discharge piping per NFPA 20, as well as all electrical wiring per NEC Article 695. Plus, add in emergency lighting, heating, louvers, fire department connection — even its own sprinkler system! — and not only do you know your installation is done correctly, but it arrives in a packaged housed structure, with piping connection terminations set to discharge through the walls or underground. Continue reading

Steven Brown in the Media: Choose the Right Fire Pump

Back in May, Steven Brown & Associates was featured in Pumps & Systems magazine! We wanted to help our customers and others learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different pumps used for stationary fire protection.

We discussed two types of fire pumps in our article: horizontal split case pumps and end suction horizontal pumps. The differences between these two pumps are drastic, so it’s important to truly understand what each one has to offer. Continue reading

Fire Safety in the Home

While we at Steven Brown & Associates have many products designed to be used for fire safety in a business or company setting, we feel that it’s also important to cover the importance of fire safety in the home as well. Here are a few important steps to take in order to keep your family and your home safe in the event of a fire. Continue reading

NFPA Conference & Expo 2019: Will We See You There?

We at Steven Brown & Associates are thrilled to be attending the NFPA Conference & Expo next week, June 17-20, in San Antonio, Texas! For three days, we’ll be attending educational sessions, exploring brand-new products from over 350 industry suppliers, and networking with professionals from around the world. Continue reading

Fire Safety in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide

Fire safety in the workplace is an absolutely essential component of being a business owner. Keeping your workers and your business safe should be a top priority, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a set of strict guidelines in place to maintain a universal fire safety code throughout the workforce.

At Steven Brown, all of our products adhere to OSHA’s rigid guidelines, either meeting or exceeding every statistic. Today, we want to go through some of the most important facets of OSHA’s guidelines for fire safety in the workplace and help protect your workers and your business. Continue reading