Fire pump controllers must now have surge protection. 695.15 Surge Protection. A listed surge protection device [Art. 285] must be installed in or on the fire pump controller. Analysis: Few people argue the advantages of having surge protection. In a commercial building, the computers probably all have surge protection, but the fire pump controller doesn’t. A study was conducted, commissioned by the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation, and it concluded that 12% of the fire ...

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