Grundfos Highlights Fire Pump Portfolio at ASPE 2014 Post
Grundfos will highlight its range of Peerless Pump-brand fire protection pumps at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers’ 2014 convention and exposition in Chicago Sept. 22 and 23. An icon in the pump industry, Peerless has more than 90 years of experience manufacturing FM UL-approved systems, as well as pumps that comply with the NFPA 20 standard.
“With more than 50,000 systems installed, Grundfos offers the world’s best-selling fire pumps,” said Tim Ballengee, vice president of Sales and Business Development for Grundfos Fire. “We design and build fire systems ranging from simple pump-driver systems on base frames to highly engineered and fully enclosed packaged systems. We have the widest range of fire pump approvals and listings worldwide, and our expertise enables us to engineer, produce, stock, distribute and service our products globally.”
Grundfos’ Peerless portfolio of fire protection products provides a versatile range of engineered-to-order packaged systems that can be tailored to accommodate any combination of diesel or electric pump sets. Electric system configurations can have either a compact system mounted on one base that includes pump, motor, wiring and control panel, or a flex system that has both pump and motor mounted on a base with the control panel separated for a wall or floor mounting.
Diesel systems also offer configurations that mirror their electric cousins: compact design with a complete diesel fire pump unit including pump, engine, batteries and control panel on one base frame, or a second option with a separate wall or floor mounted control panel.
Enclosed fire pump packages can accommodate either electric or diesel systems, or multiple fire pumps for wide variety of applications.
Some of the most highly visible and iconic buildings in the world such as the World Trade Center properties, including One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, the St. Louis Arch in Missouri, Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium), and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis have Peerless fire pumps installed.
See the AEF Split case fire pump, the mostly widely used model, and learn more about the full Peerless Pump line at Grundfos’ booth #1816.
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With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has flourished from one small factory in Bjerringbro, Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and over 18,800 employees. In 2013, Grundfos reported net revenues totaling $4 billion.
In North America, Grundfos employs more than 1,600 people – 1,300 in the U.S. alone – and is continually expanding its regional expertise. Grundfos North America maintains operations, sales and service facilities in Olathe, Kan.; Allentown, Pa.; Fresno, Calif.; Brookshire, Texas; Aurora, Ill.; and Indianapolis. In Canada, Grundfos has a sales facility in Oakville, Ontario, and in Mexico, the company operates a manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí and sales offices in Monterrey and Mexico City.
High on the company’s corporate agenda is an active commitment to improving the environment. Grundfos contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. For more information, visit http://www.grundfos.us, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.