Vertical Fire Pump

Vertical Turbine Fire Pumps

Vertical Turbine Fire Pump by RP
Vertical Turbine Fire Pumps (VTP type) are normally designed to operate in wells, sumps or offshore. NFPA-20 design. UL Listed and FM Approved. Available with diesel or electric drive.

Operation Limits

Capacity up to 1136 m³/h (5,000 gpm)
Head up to 202 m (663 ft)
Pressure up to 19 bar (280 psi)
Temperature 10° to 105° C (50 ° to 220° F)
Applications Commercial, municipal and residential high-rise buildings, Large industrial premises and storage warehouses, Offshore and remote facilities, Airports, Power stations.


Ruhrpumpen's vertical turbine fire pumps are available as single pumping units or complete pre-packaged fire systems with or without enclosure.

  • Stuffing box machined with bushing to guide shaft
  • Discharge head provides support for motor and entire pump
  • Column connections can be flanged or threaded with coupling
  • Bearings available in a variety of materials
  • Line shaft couplings machined from solid steel stock
  • Column assembly manufactures in-plant to ensure accurate fit
  • Sleeve bearings to provide long life and low friction
  • Enclosed impellers designed for long life and high efficiency
  • Standard tapered collets to secure impeller to pump shaft
  • Suction bowl that provides rigid support of the lower end of the pump shaft
  • Strainer to prevent entry of foreign objets into pump suction
  • Diesel and electric driven

Ruhrpumpen also designs offshore Fire Pump Systems with ABS certification for floating offshore facilities

  • NFPA-20
  • UL-448
  • FM-1312

Special designs available on request


Standard materials:

  • Cast iron
  • Bronze Fitted

Special materials available on request

  • Sprinkler systems
  • Hydrant systems
  • Water curtains

Ruhrpumpen Fire Pumps and Systems Certifications