Waterous Engines For New Brunswick
The city of New Brunswick, N. J., has just installed a new motor pumping engine, built by the Waterous Engine Works Company, of St. Paul, Minn. The engine was tested on April 15th, in that city, under the auspices of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The manufacturer’s guarantee called for the engine to deliver 700 gallons of water a minute against a net water pressure of 120 pounds, and 350 gallons against a net water pressure of 200 pounds. The first test was of two hours duration. Two 200-foot lines of 2 1/2inch hose were siamesed into a connection, with a nozzle, exact diameter 1.74
inches. The average discharge for the period was 741 gallons of water per minute against a net water pressure of 137 pounds. The second test was of thirty minutes duration and consisted of pumping water through one 450foot line of 2 1/2-inch hose with a 1 1/4-inch nozzle. The result obtained was an average discharge of 375 gallons per minute against a net water pressure of 227 pounds. The third and last test was also of thirty minutes duration. One line of 450 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose with 1 1/4-inch nozzle was used, and the discharge was 400 gallons per minute against a net water pressure of 267 pounds. The engine and pump were in good condition at the end of the test. The engine drafted water 8 feet from the Raritan river. Chief Harry J. Francis represented the city’s interest in the test, which was also conducted in the presence of members of the fire committee and visiting chiefs from neighboring cities, including Chiet T. O. Doane, of Plainfield; Chief Fred Williams, of Montclair, and others. In the opinion of those present, the performance of the engine was satisfactory in every respect.