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NEW AMDYCO FOAM APPARATUS TESTED AT CHIEFS’ CONVENTION

Issue 18 and Volume 78.

NEW AMDYCO FOAM APPARATUS TESTED AT CHIEFS’ CONVENTION Method of Producing Fire Extinguishing Foam by Mixture of Powder and Water Shown to Chiefs Among the many interesting tests of apparatus and appliances conducted at the International Fire Chiefs’ Convention at Louisville, possibly the one involving the most radical changes from previous practices was that of the Amdyco Foam Generator with Amdyco foam powder. This machine produces a fire extinguishing foam directly upon mixing the single powder with water. The foam generator is built in cither a portable unit or to be attached to an ordinary triple combination car making the so-called “Amdyco Quadruple Combination” truck. The first test at Louisville consisted of running the quadruple combination continuously in order to show continuous foam generation. This test was conducted at the bank of the Ohio River and was very impressive, the remarkable range of foam stream as well as quantity of…

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