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Fire Service Hydraulics and Pump Operations

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ISBN-10: 159370285X

ISBN-13: 9781593702854

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paul Spurgeon

List price: $83.00
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Author Paul Spurgeon, engineer/pump operator with the Denver Fire Department, breaks down into easily learned steps the sometimes difficult-to-understand formulas of hydraulics and pumps, taking care to explain the hows and whys of each formula discussed.Using an in-the-street, practical approach, Spurgeon teaches readers how to develop proper fire streams as well as how they relate to overall fireground strategies. He covers hydraulics and pumps extensively--from the properties of water to its supply to pumping to sprinkler systems and foams.So readers can put what they've learned into practice, Spurgeon provides both end-of-chapter tests and practice sets at the end of the book, complete…    
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

FESHE Objectives Correlation
Why We Use Water
Water as an Extinguishing Agent
Properties of Water
Basic Fire Service Hydraulic Figures
Force vs. Pressure
Rules Governing Fluid Pressure
Summary of Chapter Formulas
Test 1
Test 1 Answers
The Equation
Nozzle Pressure
Friction Loss
Appliance Friction Loss
Putting It All Together
Summary of Chapter Formulas
Test 2
Test 2 Answers
Water Supply
Water Source
Treatment Process
Water Distribution System
Fire Hydrants
Storage Tanks
Test 3
Test 3 Answers
Reasons for Drafting
Drafting Basics
Equipment Needed for Drafting
How Far Can Water Be Lifted?
Amount of Water That Can Be Lifted
Net Pump Pressure
Drafting Procedures
Summary of Chapter Formulas
Test 4
Test 4 Answers
Relay Pumping
Reasons for Relay Pumping
Setting Up the Relay
Determining the Number of Pumpers Needed
The Capacity of the Pumpers
Pressure Relays
Test 5
Test 5 Answers
Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
Sprinkler Systems
Standpipe Systems
Test 6 Answers
Types of Pumps
Piston Pumps
Centrifugal Pumps
Rotary Pumps
Test 7
Test 7 Answers
The Pump Panel
Intake Valves
Master Discharge Gauge
Intake Gauge
Discharge Outlets and Valves
Transfer Valve
Pressure Relief Valve or Pressure Governor
Drain Valves
Miscellaneous Knobs, Levers, and Switches
Test 8
Test 8 Answers
Foam Tetrahedron
How Foam Works
When Can Foam Be Used Effectively?
When Is Foam Not Effective?
Types of Foam
Foam Proportioning Devices
Test 9
Test 9 Answers