Questions and Answers

Issue 10 and Volume 107.

Questions and Answers Converting a Tanker To the Editor: The writer knows of a fire department who has purchased a second hand oil tanker from an oil company, and who has come to him for advice. This particular tanker Has four separate tanks of varying size. At the present time, the tank has, I believe, 2-inch pipe running from the individual tanks to a manifold in the rear, with each line valved. There was talk of running these pipes into a 2 1/2inch header in the rear, but it is my contention that when pumping from such a header, the smaller tank would empty first and give them air in the line. What they desire to do with this tanker is to use a portable pump, which has a 2 1/2-inch intake and a 2 1/2-inch discharge. For fire fighting purposes, they would connect to tanker with a 2 1/2-inch…

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