Booster Tanks Replace Chemical Tanks

Issue 1 and Volume 87.

Booster Tanks Replace Chemical Tanks Nowadays, most fire chiefs know that the soda and mixture in a chemical tank are no more effective as a fire extinguishing agent, for all practical purposes, than plain water under pressure. The result has been the almost universal tendency to replace chemical tanks with booster or water tanks which not only have all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of the other but are obviously more economical and dependable. In line with this trend, W. S. Darley & Co., of Chicago, build a complete booster tank unit (as illustrated), in sizes from 60 to 100 gallons, that can be set in Unhose body of a pumper or mounted across the frame of a truck in place of an old chemical tank. The Darley catalogue, copies of which may be had for the asking, contains an interesting discussion of the relative merits of chemical…

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