Frequently Asked Questions


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We have innovation in our veins! We are a leading company in the supply of Fire pumps throughout Africa. We have assisted projects large and small, equipped infrastructures with systems that comply with industry standards and will customise and tailor to your exact needs, at all times.

Despite how infrequently a fire pump system is needed, it is still integral that the system is reliable and ready to be used. There is a lot of choice available when choosing the best fit for your specific project, from the fundamental choice between a diesel and or electric engine through to the specific factors like how many litres of water flow through the system per second. We can help specify, select and supply pumps sets for both ASIB and NFPA 20.

Both have pros and cons so let us help you choose what is better for you as a whole – it is based on individual use and requirements. From a basic level, diesel engine fire pumps are usually more cost effective to run and more reliable in the way of being available during a power outage. Whereas electric fire pumps generally have a greater capacity for power and the speed in which they flow water.

There are likely many pumps offered that meet the performance requirements, but having the pressure and flow requirements will allow the design to progress and help scope the general size, cost and space needed for installation.

Here at NPS Fire Pumps we ensure that we meet and exceed all the latest fire code regulations. Our highly trained engineers can successfully install, inspect, and repair every fire safety precaution there is.

One of the things that often gets overlooked when dealing with emergency power to fire pumps is the power requirements for the controller and pump from the backup source. The requirements for supplying power to fire pumps are very stringent. This is due to the fact that the code recognizes that a fire pump is an essential element of the fire suppression system. The installation, including the power supplies, has to be very reliable for it to operate under adverse conditions. WE take this into account when selecting the suitable fire pump system for your project

The NFPA 20 standards protect life and property by providing requirements for the selection and installation of pumps to ensure that systems will work as intended to deliver adequate and reliable water supplies in a fire emergency.

The ASIB standard ensures all equipment has been designed and installed in accordance with the minimum accepted requirements of internationally recognised standards and criteria and are maintained and inspected according to this.

Being the National representatives of A-C Fire Pumps – a Xylem brand, we can most definitely guarantee quality – all the time.

A-C Fire Pump Systems has been a manufacturer of fire pumps and systems since the 1880s, designing and custom-building a wide range of state-of-the-art fire pumps and systems, including prefabricated packages and house units that meet every fire protection need. Product support is available locally and internationally.


The 8100 Series Fire Pump is designed to provide water to stand pipe, sprinkler, chemical mitigation and hydrant systems for fire suppression in industrial and commercial facilities.

Vertical turbine fire pumps  designed to provide water to stand pipe, sprinkler, chemical mitigation and hydrant systems for fire suppression in industrial and commercial facilities.

Skid packages for Industrial Plants-Automotive, Breweries, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Government-Embassies, Military Bases, Administrative Buildings, Commercial Construction- Hi-rise Buildings, Hotels, Offices, Warehouses, Institutions- Hospitals, Correctional Facilities, Nursing Homes, Schools

Jockey pumps or sprinkler system pressure maintenance pumps are a low cost yet essential component of a fire pump sprinkler system

NPS Fire pumps

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Combining 32 years of experience and knowledge with the most up to date standards and best quality pumps we are confident you will be satisfied with our services