Fire Pump Controllers

Firetrol FTA1000 Electric Fire Pump Controller - Full Voltage Starting

Full voltage starting is simple, preferred, and the lowest cost whenever the utility or generator will permit this type of starting method.​​

Specifications

Specifications per model FTA1000
Type Approvals Operating Pressure
Electric UL, FM 0 - 600 psi
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ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Starting Method
Full Voltage - Across The Line
Motor Horsepower
3 - 600 (depending on voltage)
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
 USB Host Controller
 Event and Data Logging
 Emergency Run Mechanism

Benefits

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 Full Voltage (Across The Line) Starting
 Modbus Connectivity
 System Monitoring
 User Selectable Features

Services & Support

Support

Frequently Asked Questions
Q
1. What type of motor starting method should be utilized?
A
The answer is not always clear cut and straightforward. There are a number of factors to consider such as, the motor HP and voltage, is the fire pump operating on emergency power, does the local utility have restrictions on the size of the motor load or the maximum ampere draw? Any questions contact your local FTA representative or the factory.
Q
2. My fire pump is required to operate on emergency power. Do I need an automatic transfer switch with my fire pump controller?
A
Yes and be sure the fire pump transfer switch is provided as an integral unit with the fire pump controller.
Q
3. Since my fire pump is going to be connected to an emergency generator set, the gen set dealer has recommended a close transition starting method. What does this mean?
A
Solid state starters are closed transition as are wye delta closed and autotransformer. Contact your local FTA representative or the factory.
Q
4. What is the simplest and most cost effective starting method?
A
Across the line type starting is the simplest; there are limitations however. Contact your local FTA representative or the factory.
Q
5. Is the fire pump controller suitable for us as service equipment?
A
Yes, all electric fire pump controllers are required to be listed for use as service equipment.

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