Leadership

Flow measurement importance in fire streams

Issue 12 and Volume 113.

Flow measurement importance in fire streams WHEN WE ARISE in the morning and step in to wash our faces, or fill the coffee pot with water, we are not much concerned with the pressure the water works pump house or in the distribution main. In fact, it seldom enters our mind, but the quantity water flowing out of the tap is vital importance to us. If the rate of flow is slow or ineffective, it delays us in accomplishing a specific task. It is not only aggravating and annoying, but it may affect our entire day’s routine work or pleasure. In contrast, the fire service has been taught to think and function using “pressure” as a criterion for operation and this concept of arbitrary pressure, as used in the over-all system, seldom indicates the correct flow. Watch water flow One of the great errors in judgment in water application occurred…

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