Leadership

TEST OF A WATER-MEASURING DEVICE

Issue 17 and Volume 34.

TEST OF A WATER-MEASURING DEVICE For Recording Flow of Water Through Fire Service Pipes. (Specially reported by for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.) For some years past waterworks officials have been convinced that more or loss water, from which no return was received, was being consumed by parties having fire service protection. The natural remedy of placing meters on such services was met by the objection from insurance companies that, in case of fire, the meter would impair the efficiency of the service by retarding the flow of water, if not entirely obstructing the same. With the view of overcoming this objection several experiments were made with meters and other devices. As a result of these experiments, it was found that the type of meter which might be acceptable to the insurance people because of its offering the least retardation to the flow of water in large quantities, failed to register…

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