Every Pump Operator’s Basic Equation

By Paul Spurgeon

 Every Pump Operator's Basic Equation

The equation EP = NP + FL + APP + ELEV is the basic equation every pump operator needs to calculate when operating the fire pump. In this course, learn how to develop a proper fire stream, define friction loss and explain two ways water flows through hoses, and discover how elevation must be calculated into fire stream calculations.

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NOTE TO READERS: Fire Engineering University no longer exists. These courses are provided for firefighter training and educational purposes only.

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