Questions and Answers

Issue 7 and Volume 93.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Testing of Linen Hose To the Editor -. Could you give me the following information about linen fire hose such as commonly used on standpipe hose reels (one-ply, unlined hose). How often should this hose be tested? Should it harden, when it dries, so that it is almost impossible to reel the hose up again? In cases where it does harden after being wet, what should be done to make it pliable again ? I would also like to know if you have any pamphlets or books on oil fires, especially in bulk storage plants which give information on the use of foam to extinguish such fires. I am particularly interested in the quantity of foam required to extinguish fires in various sized tanks…

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