Issue 8 and Volume 98.

CONDUCTIVITY OF FIRE STREAMS ON 11,000-VOLT WIRES Tests Run at New Haven Give Some Interesting Data IN order to determine the conductivity of water streams used in fire fighting when in the vicinity of high voltage wires, such as are used in the electrified territory of the N.Y. N.H. & H.R.R., tests were conducted during July, 1945, at the New Haven Fire Department Proving Grounds on Water Street, New Haven, in cooperation with Chief P. P. Heinz of the New Haven Fire Dept., and his staff. Some of these tests were demonstrated before several hundred fire chiefs, engineers and others interested in the subject, on July 18, 1945. The set-up used in making these tests is illustrated in the attached diagram. A wire mesh approximately 6 ft. x 4 ft. was supported at a height of 18 ft. above the ground, by insulated span wires between two wood poles. These…

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