Engineering Seminar Series 14_2010: Fire Pump

Ir. Cha Hoong Kum, General Manager of Mac-Tech Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

Date: 2010-09-13
Time: 17:30 to 18:30
Venue: Classroom 9-3-05


Fire pumps are a critical and essential component of water-based fire protection systems. Their proper operation is vital to the success of the system. As with all the fire protection system, fire pumps must function properly in emergency situations. Unlike other building systems such as plumbing, or air conditioning, fire pumps do not operate continuously. Therefore, the only way to ensure their proper operating condition is to conduct routine inspection, testing, and maintenance activities. This presentation will review the design, selection, and maintenance of the fire pumps for the following system;

1. Hose Reel System, 2. Wet Riser System, 3. Fire Hydrant, and 4. Sprinkler System.

About the Speaker

Ir. Cha Hoong Kum, B. Eng, of Mechanical, MBA, and Chartered Engineer of IMechE. UK. He has 14 years of experience in Fire Protection Services, and 6 years experience in marketing of water pump especially in Fire Pump application. Currently, he is the General Manager of Mac-Tech Engineering Sdn Bhd, A Leading Fire Pump supplying company in Malaysia. He is also a committee member of IEM on the Building Services Technical Division.