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Writing Specs For Mobile Water Supply Apparatus

Issue 11 and Volume 143.

Writing Specs For Mobile Water Supply Apparatus APPARATUS & EQUIPMENT When writing tanker specifications, you must include details about the construction of the tank, the size and location of the vents, and the arrangement of the piping, among other requirements. COMPARTMENTATION Antiswash partitions, also known as baffles, limit the movement of water inside the tank. Water is a dynamic load and tends to resist the change when a vehicle switches direction or speed. Water moving inside the tank makes a tanker difficult to handle and greatly increases the stopping distance in an emergency. The amount of force exerted depends on how much water is moving and the distance it moves before coming in contact with an obstruction. ‘Hie baffles should be close together to limit the unrestricted movement of the water as much as possible. On the other hand, if the baffles are too restrictive, the water won’t be able…

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