Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 6 and Volume 60.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Fire Boat Streams and Engine Performances. To the Editor: Will you please answer in your Questions and Answers column the following questions and oblige? Respectfully yours, HUGH MONTGOMERY, Chief of Fire Dept., Houston Heights, Tex. Question 1: A fire boat in a neighboring city for quite a period delivered two 2-inch monitor streams, one l 1/2+inch stream from 150 feet of 3-inch hose, and four l 1/4+inch streams from 150 feet each of 2 1/2-inch hose. All were at 80 lbs. pump pressure. What was the quantity delivered per minute? Is that much of a performance with a 630 horse-power boiler carrying steam at 120 lbs.? Question 2: Which is the better performance? A double extra size steamer at Beaumont, Tex., on test…

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