FTA1300 Wye-Delta, Open Transition Starting Fire Pump Controllers are used with deltawound squirrel cage motors. FTA1300 controllers are of the open circuit transition type in which the motor circuit is opened during the transition from start to run. The controller monitors, displays and records fire pump system information.
Actuating the controller by the pressure switch, START push-button or deluge valve contact closes the start contactor connecting the motor to the line in the wye connection. The motor will draw approximately 33% of its normal inrush current and develop approximately 33% of its normal starting torque. After a time delay, the motor is automatically reconnected in delta, applying full voltage to the motor windings. These controllers are recommended especially for use with generator sets.
Firetrol fire pump controllers are listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., in accordance with UL218, Standard for Fire Pump Controllers, CSA, Standard for Industrial Control Equipment, and approved by Factory Mutual. They are built to meet or exceed the requirements of the approving authorities as well as NEMA and the latest editions of NFPA 20, Installation of Centrifugal Fire Pumps, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.