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Special Rules for Electric Motor Fire Pump Controllers

Electric motor fire pump controllers are different from other types of motor controllers, the major difference being that, with some special exceptions, there are no thermal overloads in the controller or devices designed to protect the motor by shutting off the power circuit.  Since fire pumps are so crucial and literally serve a life-saving purpose, they are specifically designed to provide constant power to the fire pump, even if the motor literally burns up.  The fire protection and insurance industries are firm in their insistence that the real estate, property, and human life being protected is much more important than protecting the fire pump’s motor.  In that regard, they are correct and have their priorities straight.

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