Katronic flowmeters simplify fire pump verification for SPP
24 Nov 2021
SPP Pumps has used Katronic clamp-on flowmeters to provide pump verification for the insurance requirements of a major kitchen manufacturer, proving that the installed pumps were capable of pumping water at twice their usual rate to supply the factory sprinkler system in the event of a fire.
SPP Pumps is a major British pump supplier with globally recognised fire pumps and support services. SPP used Katronic KATFlow 230 portable non-invasive flowmeters, consisting of an electronic transmitter and compact ultrasonic transducers, to verify two pumps, one electric and a diesel-powered backup.
The electric pump was tested on an ascending section of pipework, primarily to prove the accuracy of the mechanical flow meter that was already in place. Although the diesel pump was more challenging to measure, with no operational meter present and only a very short run of straight pipework available, Katronic’s unique Audible Positioning Assistant made sure a strong signal was achieved.
Commenting on the Katronic equipment, SPP’s UK Remedial Co-ordinator said: “Key for us is that the equipment is easy to use and does what it says. We find the Katronic equipment very straightforward to apply, very quick to use and gives us measurements that we can rely on.”