Engine Test at Wilkes-Barre

Engine Test at Wilkes-Barre

Tests of the third Ahrens-Fox motor engine recently delivered to WilkesBarre, Pa., furnished by Chief Frank Hochrieter, show the following uniform results: The engine tested was an Ahrens-Fox No. 856, with 800 gallons at 120 pounds net rated capacity. First test: 3 lines of hose 150 feet each siamesed into 1 3/4-inch nozzle, time 2 hours, engine pressure 125 pounds, nozzle pressure 84. vacuum 10, discharge 833 gallons. Second test: one line 300 feet into 1 1/4-inch nozzle, engine pressure 200 pounds, nozzle pressure 86, vacuum 10, discharge 428 gallons. Third test: one line 400 feet into 1 1/8-inch nozzle. Engine pressure 250 pounds, nozzle pressure 115, vacuum 10, discharge 401 gallons. These engines are the standard Ahrens-Fox construction, having motors 5 1/2 X 6 1/2, 6 cylinder and are known as the MK-2 models, that is, pump and hose without any chemical equipment, and are similar in general construction to the engines now in service in New York City.

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