UL 218
Fire Pump Controllers

DETAILS
Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-09-16DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2015-09-16
Type:ulcsance

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 Products covered

    1.1.1 These requirements cover controllers intended for starting and stopping centrifugal and positive displacement fire pumps, including automatic and non-automatic types for electric motor with or without transfer switch or engine driven pumps in accordance with Annex a, item 1. Types of controllers covered include diesel engine, electric motor, limited service, medium voltage and residential. Controllers may be suitable for use as service equipment. This equipment is for installation in non-hazardous locations in accordance with Annex a, item 2.

    1.1.2 Controllers for electric motor driven, centrifugal fire pumps are intended for use with squirrel cage or wound rotor motors rated 600 V or less. Controllers for squirrel cage motors may be for across-the-line or reduced inrush current starting. Controllers may be provided with integral automatic transfer switches.

    1.1.3 Variable speed fire pump controllers for electric motor driven, centrifugal fire pumps are intended for use with squirrel cage induction, inverter duty rated motors rated 600 V or less, and rated for 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

    1.1.4 Limited service controllers are intended for across-the-line starting of squirrel cage motors rated 22 kW (30 hp) or less, 600 V or less. Controllers may be provided with integral automatic transfer switches.

    1.1.5 Medium voltage fire pump controllers are intended for use with squirrel cage motors rated 601 V – 7.2 kV AC.

    1.1.6 Residential fire pump controllers are intended for use with single-phase squirrel cage motors rated 240 V or less. Residential fire pump controllers are intended to be used in one or two family dwelling units in accordance with the requirements of item 35 in Annex a.

    1.1.7 Diesel engine fire pump controllers rated nominal 24 V DC or less are intended for use with fire pump engines. Where required, AC voltage is limited to 600 V AC or less.

    1.2 Products not covered

    1.2.1 An automatic transfer switch intended to be used in fire pump circuits, that is provided separate from a controller.

    Note: Stand-alone automatic transfer switches for fire pump circuits are covered by the requirements of item 11, Annex a.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
            • 1.1 Products covered
            • 1.2 Products not covered
          • 2 Normative References
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 General Requirements
            • 4.1 General
            • 4.2 Components
          • 5 Definitions
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 Construction
            • 6.1 Enclosures
            • 6.2 Spacings
            • 6.3 Insulating barriers
            • 6.4 Field wiring terminals
            • 6.5 Grounding
            • 6.6 Service equipment
            • 6.7 Wire bending space
            • 6.8 Internal wiring, busbars, and connections
            • 6.9 Provisions for use of test instruments
            • 6.10 Control circuit
            • 6.11 Auxiliary circuits
            • 6.12 Manual controls
            • 6.13 Surge arresters
            • 6.14 Isolating switch
            • 6.15 Circuit breaker – disconnecting means
            • 6.16 Locked rotor overcurrent protection
            • 6.17 Motor starting means
            • 6.18 Use of sensing devices
            • 6.19 Provision for alarm and signal devices
            • 6.20 Automatic controllers
            • 6.21 Non-automatic controllers
            • 6.22 Stopping methods
            • 6.23 Power interruption
            • 6.24 Ground fault and arc fault protection
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 7 Performance Tests
            • 7.1 Short circuit test – general
            • 7.2 Short circuit test – standard fault currents
            • 7.3 Short circuit test – high fault currents
            • 7.4 Dielectric voltage-withstand test
            • 7.5 Wire flexing test
            • 7.6 Phase loss detection test
            • 7.7 Pressure switch/transducer tests
            • 7.8 Locked rotor overcurrent protection test
            • 7.9 Barrier dielectric strength test
            • 7.10 Temperature test
            • 7.11 Dielectric voltage withstand test (after normal operating temperature)
            • 7.12 Coated printed circuit board performance test
            • 7.13 Test for controllers with single-phase start protection
            • 7.14 Preshipment
            • 7.15 Controller functionality tests
            • 7.16 Emergency run mechanism
            • 7.17 EMC requirements
          • 8 Limited Service Controllers For Electric Motor Driven Fire Pumps
            • 8.1 General
          • 9 Residential Fire Pump Controllers
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Visible indicators
            • 9.3 Marking
          • 10 Medium Voltage Fire Pump Controllers (Rated Over 600 V)
            • 10.1 General
            • 10.2 Meters
            • 10.3 Isolation switch
            • 10.4 Pressure-activated device
            • 10.5 Control circuits
            • 10.6 Visible indicators
            • 10.7 Disconnecting means
            • 10.8 Emergency run mechanical control at controller
            • 10.9 Locked rotor overcurrent protection
            • 10.10 Performance
            • 10.11 Ratings
            • 10.12 Markings
          • 11 Controllers With Automatic Transfer Switches For Electric Driven Fire Pumps (600 V Maximum)
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Isolating switch
            • 11.3 Circuit breaker
            • 11.4 Sensing and signal devices
            • 11.5 Transfer between sources
            • 11.6 Test switch
            • 11.7 Ratings
          • 12 Diesel Engine Drive Controllers
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Locked enclosure
            • 12.3 Field wiring terminals
            • 12.4 Starting and control
            • 12.5 Alarm and signal devices
            • 12.6 Auxiliary contacts for remote sensors
            • 12.7 Pressure recorder
            • 12.8 Weekly program timer
            • 12.9 Automatic controllers
            • 12.10 Non-automatic controller
            • 12.11 Methods of stopping
            • 12.12 Emergency control
          • 13 Controllers For Additive Pumps
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Automatic starting
            • 13.3 Dump valves
            • 13.4 Methods of stopping
            • 13.5 Manual operation
            • 13.6 Lockout
          • 14 Variable Speed Fire Pump Controllers
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Environmental
            • 14.3 Power components
            • 14.4 Control equipment and components
            • 14.5 Mode control
            • 14.6 Motor control
            • 14.7 Signals and alarms
            • 14.8 Skip frequencies
            • 14.9 Variable mode operation
            • 14.10 Automatic transfer to bypass operation
            • 14.11 Marking
        • RATING
          • 15 Ratings
        • MARKING
          • 16 Markings
        • Routine Tests
          • 17 Routine Tests
        • TABLES AND FIGURES
    • Annex AReferences (Normative)
    • Annex BStandards for components(normative)
    • Annex CFrench and Spanish Translations and Markings(informative)
    • Annex DTest Samples(informative)