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Fire Equipment Digest

Issue 1 and Volume 132.

Fire Equipment Digest departments Radio-Controlled Pumper Fire Research Corp. has developed a system that gives the nozzleman radio control over both nozzle pressure and flow rate. The system is activated by engaging the pump. At this time, the engine speed increases until a pre-set pump pressure is attained. If tank water is used, the pump will operate at any preselected pressure (70 to 300 psi) within 10 seconds. The system then checks the pumping condition and is ready to receive radio signals from the nozzleman to operate the valves. Circle No. 11 on Reader Service Card Breathing Apparatus Robertshaw Controls announces its RAM-30 self-contained breathing apparatus, which is Robertshaw’s entry into the 30-minute breathing-unit market. The RAM30 has a low profile back-pack. The full facepiece has a mask-mounted pressure-demand regulator. A backup regulation system ensures safety in case of primary failure, and an alarm advises when air pressure is low.…

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