February 18, 2016

Counterfeit Fire Pump

  • Type of Notification: Counterfeiting
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a counterfeit fire pump, with a Corcoran Piping Systems nameplate bearing the FM Approvals Mark and ratings that were not FM Approved.

Authentic Product Manufacturer

Corcoran Piping Systems
185 Progress Road
Collierville, TN 48162, USA

Contact Information

Mr. Gary Pai 1-734-243-3888 or e-mail at garypai@aadi.com.

Authentic Product Identity

SP125/48 horizontal split case (HSC) fire pump.


Model SP125/48 - Rated Capacity 1585 gpm, Rated Speed - 1800 rpm.

Hazard Involved

This model has not been FM Approved at the ratings shown on the nameplate. As the pump is not approved at these ratings, it may not provide an adequate water supply and could prevent a sprinkler system from operating as expected. Photographs of the suspect counterfeit nameplates are shown below.

The Corcoran Piping Systems Model SP125/48 pump is FM Approved at rated flows of 1000/1250 gpm at 1760 rpm, not 1585gpm at 1800 rpm as indicated There is a second nameplate on the pump shown below with Chinese markings stating the manufacturer is a company in Shanghai called 瑞邦. FM Approvals does not recognize these markings and they are suspected to be counterfeit.

Further technical information regarding the CPS Model SP125/48 HSC pump please contact Mr. Gary Pai 1-734-243-3888 or e-mail at garypai@aadi.com.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825


Counterfeit Indicator

  • Figure 1. CPS Counterfeit Nameplate [Close up view]

  • Figure 2. CPS Counterfeit Nameplate

  • Figure 3. CPS Counterfeit Nameplate – Chinese Markings