Fire Pump Controllers

Firetrol FTA3100 Electric Fire Pump Controller - Variable Speed Control

Firetrol,® FTA3100 variable speed electric fire pump controllers provide a variable frequency drive (VFD) in a PID process control loop to control the speed of a centrifugal pump to limit the system pressure in a fire sprinkler system

Specifications

Specifications per model
Type Approvals Operating Pressure
Electric UL, FM 0 - 600 PSI
* To view a specific model product page click on the model name above.
ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Starting Method
Variable Speed w/ bypass
Motor Horsepower
40 - 450
Operating Voltage
200 - 600 VAC
Short Circuit Current Rating
100,000 Amps RMS Sym (Depending on HP/Voltage)

Features

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The following are included as standard with each controller
Main Disconnect Switch and Circuit Breaker
Common User Interface Across Product Lines
True RMS Metering
Power Transfer Switch Option
Solid State Pressure Transducer(s)
USB Host Controller
Event and Data Logging
Emergency Run Mechanism

Benefits

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Variable Speed Starting with Bypass
Modbus Connectivity
System Monitoring
User Selectable Features

Services & Support

Support

Frequently Asked Questions
Q
1. I am thinking of installing a Variable Speed Pressure Limiting Controller, “VSPLC”. Are there special requirements for the motor(s)?
A
Yes. Motors for this type of controller are required to meet the applicable requirements of NEMA MG-1.Part 30 or 31. Also the motors shall be UL listed, suitable and marked for inverter duty.
Q
2. In other fire pump applications, the motor service factor can be utilized. Can I use the motor service factor in this application?
A
No. The motor service factor cannot be used. Typically in fire pump applications motors have a service factor 1.15 and this factor can be utilized. In VSPLC applications the “service factor” is 1.0
Q
3. Is the VSPLC available in various Nema enclosure types?
A
No. Due to cooling requirements VSPLCs are only available in Nema 12 enclosures.
Q
4. Is there a bypass required for VSPLCs?
A
Yes, UL FM approved VSPLCs are required to have a bypass circuit in the event of VFD failure. This bypass can across the line, autotransformer or soft start bypass.
Q
5. This controller and transfer switch is very large. I am not sure if I can get this in to my pump room in one piece. Can this unit be arranged to ship in multiple pieces?
A
Yes this is possible. Arrangements may be required to have a FTA representative or FTA Service Technician visit the site to inspect the reconnection of the various pieces once installed in the pump room. Contact your local FTA representative for specifics or the FTA factory.

Contacts

Sales In USA Change Location
GDS Services, Inc.
Email Contact +1 717 292 9403 Fax +1 717 292 5746
5301 Carlisle Road, P.O. Box 347 Dover Pennsylvania 17315
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
ZESCO, Inc.
Email Contact 440 526 0603 Fax 440 526 0704
6500 Miller Road Cleveland Ohio 44141
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
McPeak Company
Email Contact +1 315 453 0500 Fax +1 315 453 0117
111 Monarch Drive Liverpool New York 13088
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
Rosemont Engineering, Inc.
Email Contact +1 978 453 9191 Fax +1 978 453 1919
225 Stedman St., Suite 34 Lowell Massachusetts 01851
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
Flotronix Corporation
Email Contact 1 317 849 7377 Fax 1 317 849 7337
12574 Promise Creek Lane, Suite 122 Indianapolis Indiana 46038
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
Applied Industrial Controls, Inc.
Email Contact +1 770 614 7022 Fax +1 770 614 7025
1860 South Lee Court Buford Georgia 30518
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
Chicago Technical Sales, Inc.
Email Contact +1 630 239 2639 Fax +1 866 860 5410
2948 Kirk Rd. Suite 106 # 160 Aurora Illinois 60502
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
RJH Technical Services, Inc.
Email Contact +1 813 655 7947 Fax +1 813 655 7546
PO Box 3658 Brandon Florida 33509
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
Nelson Engineered Sales
Email Contact +1 651 631 0646 Fax +1 651 631 9453
P.O. Box 130247 St. Paul Minnesota 55113
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers
RAPCO Associates, Inc.
Email Contact +1 504 887 9500 Fax +1 504 889 0523
4515 Shores Drive, Suite 202, P.O. Box 7885 Metairie Louisiana 70010
Product areas of focus: Fire Pump Controllers

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