CUMMINS FIRE POWER INTRODUCES NEW RANGE OF 156- TO 610-HP FIRE PUMP PACKAGES MEETING TIER 3 EMISSIONS STANDARDS
05 June 2009
DE PERE, Wis. (June 5, 2009) -
Cummins Fire Power, a joint venture with Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), announced today the release of a new range of stationary fire pump packages meeting EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA off-highway emissions standards across a broad 156- to 610-hp (116 to 455 kW) power range.
These latest fire pump packages feature a new line of UL-listed flexible connecting drive shafts to ensure higher operational reliability. Cummins Tier 3 engines are electronically integrated within the fire pump package, providing enhanced safety with isochronous speed control to minimize system over-pressurization.
The new fire pump packages have successfully achieved certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual (FM). They are also compliant to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 20, the standard for the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection.
“Cummins Fire Power uses proven and reliable Cummins engines integrated with other high quality components our customers can depend on,” said Tom Kubasta, Product Manager, Cummins Fire Power. “These latest fire packs meet EPA Tier 3 emissions standards and will complement our expanding product range to enhance the fire protection needs of commercial buildings, hotels and industrial facilities. They are fully compatible with today’s off-highway diesel fuel, on-highway diesel fuel and higher sulfur fuels, making these fire packs suitable for installation anywhere in the world,” added Kubasta.
Ratings for the compact CFP7E fire pump package extend from 156 to 250 hp (116 to 186 kW) powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins QSB engine. The CFP9E ranges from 212 to 399 hp (158 to 298 kW) featuring a Cummins 9-liter QSL engine. The powerful CFP15E is rated from 380 to 610 hp (283 to 455 kW) using a 15-liter Cummins QSX engine.
Cummins Fire Power also announced the release of their new line of Underwriters Laboratories-listed flexible connecting drive shafts for fire pump packages. These new UL listings ensure that the products comply with global safety certification and compliance testing requirements for public safety. The drive shafts are built and tested to the stringent UL 448A requirements for proven reliability and longevity over the life of the diesel fire pump driver.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure that our products meet the highest global safety requirements for our customers and are proud to offer these new UL-listed fire pump packages from 320 lb-ft to 2220 lb-ft (434 to 3010 N•m) of torque. The entire staff at Cummins Fire Power is dedicated to developing the best and most reliable global products to meet and exceed the demands of our customers,” said Kubasta.
Fire pump packages are available in either horizontal or vertical pump configurations. Customers can also select from a host of options to meet their various application needs, such as 24V electrical systems, Tier 1 and 2 emissions products, freshwater or seawater cooling loops, non-listed drive shafts, battery racks, cabling, exhaust adapters, silencers and various base options.
Cummins Fire Power and Cummins Inc. have been building fire pumps for more than 55 years. Being part of the Cummins family gives Cummins Fire Power the opportunity to fully utilize the advanced diesel technical leadership and service support in 190 countries and territories around the world. Cummins Fire Power leverages this success and also provides the ability to design, manufacture and market custom engine applications for the stationary diesel fire pump engine market, with dedicated resources and staff. For more information on these new engine offerings, visit the Cummins Fire Power web site at cumminsfirepower.com.
About Cummins Fire Power
Cummins Fire Power is the premier manufacturer of fire pump drivers and is located at a 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in De Pere (Green Bay), Wisconsin. Its dedicated facility, and more than 25 years of experience in providing custom engine applications for both the industrial and the power generation markets, makes a great fit for the manufacturing of fire pump drivers. Cummins Fire Power is a division of Cummins NPower LLC, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and is one of Cummins largest jointly owned distributors.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $755 million on sales of $14.3 billion in 2008. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or everytime.cummins.com.