The GEN booster sets are built in conformity with EN12845 for automatic sprinkler systems and with UNI10779 for hydrant systems.
In accordance with the above standards, all the main components of the booster set are factory connected and assembled.
The configuration of the booster set depends on the number of pumps installed and on the type of electric motor or diesel engine, consistently with the type of supply chosen for the fire-fighting system from among those described in the standard. The water supply can be single, superior, duplicated or combined. Two main service pumps, one backing up the other, are normally installed for fire-fighting systems. The choice of electric motors or diesel engines depends on the level of reliability required from the system. In practice, fire-fighting booster sets have one electric service pump and one diesel service pump.
Point 10.2 of EN 12845 states that for superior or duplicate water supplies, and if more than one pump is installed, no more than one service pump can be driven by the electric motor. This concept means that mixed assemblies, comprising electric or diesel pumps, have to be installed. This does not mean that it is not possible to have two electric pumps, one backing up the other, if the ascertained fire risk is low (single supplies) or if a diesel generator is already incorporated in the system. The Lowara GEN series of booster sets are therefore configured according to system requirements and initial considerations.
They are also factory tested and comprise the following:
The booster set is built and completed with the following main components:
To complete the pump station as requested by the standard, the GEN series of booster sets are fitted with the following accessories:
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