Throughout our website you may have noticed reference to our selection of fire pumps meeting the stringent requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). We wanted to elaborate on what this means for anyone who may be unfamiliar with this classification.
First, it’s good to know that Underwriter’s Laboratory is a company that has been in business for a long time. In 1894, William Shields opened the Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau, and on March 24 of that year, the bureau conducted its first test, on non-combustible insulation material. Since then, UL has grown steadily and expanded its services into many different fields.
UL’s focus is strictly on the safety of manufacturers, retailers, consumers and others involved with the products that bear a UL Mark. Approved to perform safety testing by OSHA, UL provides a variety of inspections, training and other services designed at helping to make the world safer.
In the realm of fire pumps and engines, our suppliers such as Aurora look to meet and exceed the standards developed by UL. The UL standards outline requirements for these items:
- NFPA 20
Put simply, a UL Listing means that the manufacturer can make products that meet UL requirements. This means that you can be sure your fire pump and engine will perform when you or your customer need it most.
We hope this helps clear the air around UL Listed fire pumps and engines, but be sure to give us a call at 302-652-4722 if you’d like to learn more. To browse our products, be sure to click on the appropriate link below: