ULC testing on portable pumps

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ULC testing on portable pumps

Postby N4cer340 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:25 am

A while back we purchased a CET pump with a 46 hp Volkswagen engine (portable pump) and was wondering if this kind of pump could be ULC rated. First time posting. đźš’

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Postby Roree403 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:09 pm

Yes it can be ULC tested as it is purely a 3rd party test to ensure the equipment will do what it says. ULC testing is usually done with items specific to life safety. eg: fire pumps in a building or pumping apparatus. Do you plan on fighting fires with your portable pump? If so it may be a viable option but there is a cost.
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Postby FLASHOVER05 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:01 pm

not cost prohibitive I would think.... Great post!
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Postby hmckay91 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:24 pm

It is my understanding that ULC looks at more than the equipment; such as manufacturing practices, quality controls (ISO kind of stuff), etc.

At nominally $3K+ for having your apparatus mounted fire pump certified at the factory I'm not sure it would be affordable for an in-service portable pump, although I am sure they would give you a quote.
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