Ameriflo FM Pump Approvals

Ameriflo FM Pump Approvals

After months of intensive product development and an extremely stringent testing schedule, Ameriflo is proud to announce it’s Factory Mutual (FM) Approval of the 5010 ES End Suction, 5030 SC Split Case and 5040 VT Vertical Turbine product lines.  This Factory Mutual approval covers the largest North American fire protection hydraulic offering currently available in the market today.

This newest FM Approval couples with the current UL Listings that are already in place for the product line.  These two certifications give Ameriflo a complete third party certified program legitimizing the entire fire protection product line.  As the majority of the product development has been completed, future engineering effort will be spent tweaking speeds and/or minor gaps that may come up on certain applications.  This current hydraulic offering will be a huge market disruption as the coverage also includes the lowest documented horsepowers present in this very competitive, fire protection industry.

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AHR Expo 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA skyline over the strip at dusk.


AHR EXPO 2022

The AHR Expo is 3 days of jam packed networking, education, socializing and experiencing everything new in HVACR.  The show floor will be buzzing with all that is new from Ameriflo, product demos, learning opportunities and the most recent updates from Ameriflo.  Ameriflo will be showing the latest in pump tech including proprietary designs and advanced manufacturing techniques.  Stop by and get the latest information on Ameriflo and their plans on market dominance.

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5040 Vertical Turbine - Diesel Engine

Fabricated Base Assemblies

Engineered Base Assemblies

The Ameriflo fabricated base assemblies are some of the best available in the industry.  Most of the features and benefits found in these bases are usually found only in bases offered to the API industry.  These bases are made of heavy wall structural steel with very high torsional rigidity designed to minimize deflection and keep items mounted in place.

All engineered bases feature milled and drilled pads under both the pump and the driver.  These mounting areas ensure that soft foot problems during installation simply are not an issue.  Two (2) grounding lugs are present on both short sides of the base making it very easy to ground the entire base assembly increasing safety.  Base lifting lugs are installed at each corner of the base allowing for safe lifting and movement of the entire base assembly.  These corner lifting lugs stop severe damage that can occur when the lugs on the pump and driver are used to lift the weight of the entire base assembly that are much higher than these were ever intended on supporting.  Base leveling jackscrews are installed along the long side of the base making leveling of the entire base assembly very easy and trouble free.  These base leveling jackscrews allow for fine tuning of the leveling process that simply cannot be accomplished by using traditional shims.

To aid in the alignment of the pump assembly alignment jackscrews are provided on the driver (when driven by an electric motor) or under the pump (when driven by a Diesel engine).  This very simple addition to the base makes field alignment very easy & straightforward and allows for fine tuning of the alignment process that is very useful when performing very precise alignments especially when using laser alignment products.

All base assemblies have capped ends greatly increasing torsional rigidity.  Nearly every other manufacturer standardizes on bent channel bases without capped ends.  These bases are prone to severe deflection during transport making filed installation more time consuming and very difficult.  The Ameriflo I-beam base construction is far superior to these other bent channel designs.

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The Future of Fire Protection

Another quick video from Ameriflo Studios showing some of the incredible products being generated with several pumps completing assembly and making their way to installations across the globe…..

Ameriflo Tier 0 FM Approval

Ameriflo FM Diesel Engine Approval

After over a year of intensive product development and an extremely stringent testing schedule, Ameriflo is proud to announce it’s Factory Mutual (FM) approval of the 9050 Diesel Engine program.  This Factory Mutual approval covers the first 15 Ameriflo Diesel engines from 121 HP through an incredible 1207 horsepower.  Speed ranges from 2950 RPM down through 1460 RPM.  An additional 12 Diesel engines are going through final FM testing to have a total of 24 Diesel engines with Factory Mutual approval.

The Ameriflo Diesel engine is the most diverse and efficient Diesel engine product line available today.  The Diesel engine group has spent considerable time developing blocks with a horsepower range that is simply not available from the competition.  Ameriflo already has nearly 30 Diesel engines that are UL Listed and the FM approval adds to the heritage of this product line.

Ameriflo Diesel engines have features that the other Diesel engine manufactures simply do not have.  The Diesel engine cradle is a unique and specifiable feature by virtually eliminating Diesel engine vibration that was historically transferred to the pump and system piping.  The Diesel engine cradle also houses the emergency contractors, complete cooling loop and the Diesel engine pre-heater.  The Ameriflo Vibration Isolation Cradle (VIC) has integral engine mounts that completely isolate the Diesel engine vibration from being transferred to the pump base assembly,  This is a feature that no other Diesel engine manufacturer has.  This VIC greatly reduces oscillations found from other Diesel engine manufacturers and allows all Ameriflo pump assemblies to operate vibration free.

The Ameritouch digital engine controller has no “old school” gauges present.  The end user is presented with a fully digital, touch screen interface that is state of the art!  All Diesel engine parameters can be monitored from this digital interface making startup and run tests very easy.  This is yet another example of how Ameriflo is leveraging technology to be the leader in the fire protection market.

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AFSA 2021

AFSA Annual Convention 2021

Three days with 600+ decision-makers

Whether you’re an exhibitor, advertiser, sponsor – or all three – AFSA40 will be time extremely well spent.  To give you as much of their time as possible, we have specially designed our conference schedule to create multiple opportunities for attendees to visit the exhibition hall as well as network in more casual gatherings and events.

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Ameriflo Leveraging Technology

Ameriflo Leveraging Technology

Ameriflo is THE market leader in leveraging technology to design, develop and manufacture the highest quality product line available in the Fire Protection industry period. With the largest North American third party certified hydraulic offering trust your life safety applications to the new kid on the block!! There simply is no other pump manufacturer that offers the hydraulic envelope and options for product, metallurgy and integrated package solutions anywhere in the world.

We design all product in house utilizing state-of-the-art solids modeling and computational fluid dynamics software. We are one of the last pump manufacturers to still have a fully staffed engineering group in house that actually understands the product that we manufacture and are dedicated to full customer support before, during and after the sale. This technical background theme continues to the top with the President & CEO!!

The amount of interest in the product line has been truly amazing and we are very happy to have so many new accounts join the Ameriflo family. Please continue to contact us to start your next move and drive your company into a new and successful direction.

Ameriflo…..The Future Of Fire Protection

 

5040 Vertical Turbine Pumps

5040 Series VT Vertical Turbine

A product line that nearly every pump manufacturer struggles with is, without a doubt, the dreaded vertical turbine.  This is a complex pump with a variable number of stages and the option of selecting nearly any overall length dimension.  It is for this reason that many manufacturers stay away from this product type all together or those that decide to offer it, do a horrible job at manufacturing and supplying it.  Here at Ameriflo, we excel at this very challenging product line and offer the largest third party certified hydraulic coverage in the fire protection industry.

Performance Characteristics

  • Sizes:  10 Inch to 22 Inch Bowls
  • Flows:  100 to 8,000 GPM
  • Pressures:  40 to 377 PSI
  • Frequencies:  50 & 60 Cycle
  • Speeds:  2950, 1760 & 1450 RPM

Vertical turbine pumps are perfectly suited for applications where a pool of water is the fluid source.  This source can be fresh, brackish or sea water.  Ameriflo can manufacture vertical turbine pumps out of standard materials but also offers a complete family of optional metallurgy for these demanding applications.

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SC GEN-PAC

GEN-PAC Booster Systems

GEN-PAC Booster System

VT GEN-PAC Booster System

GEN-PAC Booster Systems

One of the most diverse products in the Ameriflo product line is the ability to integrate any standard fire pump (pump on a base with coupling, coupling guard and driver) into a fully integrated system.  This Genesys Booster System (GEN-PAC) offers the client a fully integrated solution that makes the installation very easy.

GEN-PAC Booster Systems are available in a variety of configurations including one electric (1E), one diesel (1D), one electric + one diesel (1E+1D), two electric (2E) or two diesel (2D) configurations.  Systems can be supplied in end suction (ES), vertical inline (VI), split case (SC) and vertical turbine (VT) product types.  While Ameriflo has expanded their offering to include this very popular option, other fire pump manufacturers have backed out of the booster system market completely.  Many current Ameriflo distributors/representatives have joined the Ameriflo group because the GEN-PAC option is needed so that they can compete in their respective markets.  This additional product line gives the Ameriflo distributor/representative a complete fire protection solution and a single source of responsibility.

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Investment Cast Impellers

Investment Cast Impellers

One of the biggest differences between the Ameriflo product line and all others is the excrutiating attention to detail that they make as a primary focus.  The heart of the pump, the impellers, determine overall performance and slope of the performance curve.  Ameriflo is the ONLY pump manufacturer that standardizes on investment cast impellers for standard construction in all manufactured fire protection product lines.  These impellers have very smooth fluid passageways which have a direct effect of increased  efficiency which can be seen on all published performance curves.

Ameriflo uses very complex Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to engineer the maximum efficiency and hydraulic performance from every impeller that they manufacture.  Solid Works software allows for the most efficient designing process currently available today.  End suction (ES), vertical inline (VI), split case (SC) and vertical turbine (VT) product lines use these impellers as standard construction.  The advantages of this engineering design and casting process are visible when you look at the performance curves offered by Ameriflo.  Ameriflo leverages technology not available in the past to design and develop the most advanced product lines available in the market today.

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