Abbreviations for Fire Pumps

My, my, how things have changed. When I entered the business 35 years ago, if you said FIRE, everyone ran. Now, its common to see FIRE spelled out, and you are most likely seeing an abbreviation of something like Financial Independence Retire Early, or Free Internet Roleplay Experiences. Even though it is much easier to remember and sometimes faster to say it, rather than abbreviate it, I assume our fast pace society contributes to trying to get the word out as fast as possible and move on to something else.

However; with all the regulation in todays FIRE PUMP industries, it is almost impossible to keep up with them all.   With important acronyms like; *NFPA 1 through 8501, you have to have a chart near by to distinguish the difference between NFPA 13 for Sprinklers and NFPA 20 for pumps. Then add in the other acronyms like *UL/FM, *ABS, *TEFC or *ODP, *NEMA, *API, *ANSI, etc. etc. Added to all the everyday abbreviations we use, we tend to forget the full meaning of our short cuts to some very important terms.

I ask our guys here at Flow-Tech Industries, Inc. to exercise their thinkers, and remind themselves of the full meaning of the acronyms they use each day. Like the phone numbers we use to know by heart, are now programed into our phones, and we have long forgot the number.

If you have any questions, or are in need of a Listed NFPA 20 Fire Pump System, Please contact [email protected].


Standard packaged system

Standard packaged system

*National Fire Protection Association, American Bureau of Shipping, United Laboratories, Farmer Mutual, Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled, National Electrical, Manufacturers Association, American Petroleum Institute, American National Standards Institute.


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