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Simple Fire Protection Solution for Booster Pump Station

November 9, 2023

Overview of Booster Pump Station

The booster pump station belongs to the category of hydraulic engineering, is an important component of hydraulic engineering, and is the infrastructure of the national economy.

The booster pump station is a comprehensive water conservancy project that converts electrical (thermal) energy into water energy for agricultural irrigation, township water supply, flood disaster drainage, and cross-regional water transfer. Pump station engineering has played a huge role in the development of industrial and agricultural production, as well as urban and rural water supply.

The main facilities in the pump station include the central control room, high-voltage switch room, transformer room, capacitor room, relay protection room, and main transformer area.

To ensure the fire protection of high-value facilities and equipment in the pump station, while considering the requirements of environmental protection and efficiency, we should install fire protection systems in these places, and nanoparticle aerosol fire protection devices have become the ideal choice.

Because aerosol fire extinguishing systems not only save costs, but more importantly, they can quickly extinguish fires, minimize property damage, and protect life safety.

Fire hazards of Booster Pump Stations

Water conservancy and hydropower systems worldwide are rapidly developing, and booster pumping stations are also constantly being constructed, But fire hazards also come with it.

The transformer room, relay protection room, wires and cables, and other electrical equipment in the pump station are all located in enclosed and narrow spaces. If internal short circuits, equipment aging, and other phenomena occur, it is easy to cause a fire.

The pump station operates at high load 24 hours a day without interruption. If maintenance is not carried out promptly, it will bring great safety hazards to the operation of the pump station.

The electrical equipment of the pump station caused a fire, mainly due to the following reasons:

  • 1. The electrical equipment circuit of the pump station is short-circuited, causing electrical leakage; Or a single-phase grounding short circuit generates high temperature and ignites combustible objects, leading to a fire.
  • 2. Transformer internal short circuit or overload, insulation oil decomposes into a large amount of combustible gas under the action of a high-temperature arc, causing a fire.
  • 3. Due to an overload of electric machinery, three-phase imbalance, low voltage, poor heat dissipation, high temperature, etc., the motor is burned down, resulting in a fire.

Suggested Fire Protection Solution for Booster Pump Station

Researchers compared heptafluoropropane, IG541, Carbon dioxide, and aerosol devices. From a set of data centers, it can be seen that nanoscale aerosol fire extinguishing devices have the characteristics of small volume, light weight, maintenance-free, and low cost, which are more in line with the fire protection requirements of booster pump stations.

The fire protection focus of the booster pump station remains on the prevention of electrical equipment fires, Our company has mature technology in the fire protection of electrical systems in enclosed spaces, including the design, installation, maintenance, and upkeep of fire protection systems in substations, cable trenches, generator rooms, distribution rooms, and other places.

Our Nami aerosol fire extinguishing device is very suitable for pump station fire protection and can form a one-stop fire protection solution with independent starting systems, and fire alarm systems.

Component Requirements for Simple Fire Protection Solution

The basic installation requirements for the fire protection system of the booster pump station are as follows:

  • Fire extinguishing agents should not cause damage to electronic equipment and high-value instruments.
  • Early fires can be detected and extinguished as soon as possible.
  • The system should be installed firmly and its operation should be stable and reliable.
  • Good compatibility and can be connected to other external systems.
  • The product must comply with relevant industry and technical specifications, such as XF499.1-2010, NFPA2010, etc.

The installation components are as follows:

  • Nano Minisol Aerosol generator.
  • Emergency Start Button (Release Station).
  • Thermal activation device.
  • 2-core wire and 4-core feedback cable.
  • Bracket and fixing screws.

Of course, if you want to connect the aerosol gas fire alarm system, you also need to install other components, such as a gas fire control panel, smoke detector, heat detector, manual call point, release station, horn and strobe, fire alarm bell, maintenance switch, abort switch, gas release indicator, etc.

The specific installation process is as follows:

  • A thermal activation device is installed at the top of the protected area space, and if there are multiple, they are installed in parallel, when the thermal activation device detects a fire, it will cause a small current to the aerosol generator so that to start the fire extinguishing device automatically and separately.
  • Namo minisol aerosol generator installed in the location of ceiling or wall, Multiple products in series.
  • The emergency start button is installed at the door. When people discover a fire, they can immediately press the start button to allow the fire extinguisher to spray and extinguish the fire. When the fire extinguisher is sprayed, the feedback signal will also be transmitted to the control center.


Advantages of Nano Simple Aerosol Fire Protection System for Pump Stations

This system can be installed well in the booster pump station, thanks to its following advantages:

  • The fire protection system is currently the most advanced clean fire extinguishing technology, with high efficiency of fire extinguishing agents and environmental protection without polluting the environment.
  • The fire extinguishing agent has no corrosive effect and will not damage electrical equipment and high-value machinery after spraying.
  • The system is easy to install and maintain, and a complete system can operate independently with only three components.
  • Without the need for any external power supply, the component can generate its current after sensing the temperature, thereby activating the fire extinguishing system.
  • These components are small in size, saving weight and space.
  • The product comes with a feedback function for easy status monitoring.

Typical Installation Cases

  • The pump house of the Three Gorges Hydropower Station.
  • Pump room of Gezhouba Hydropower Station.


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