In the well-read October 2007 Fire Engineering Article “How Kinks Affect Your Fire Attack System” Jerry Knapp along with Tim Pillsworth, Christopher Flatley, and Doug Leihbacher go into great detail how kinks affect your fire flows.
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Jeff Shupe speaks about the importance of doing your homework when it comes to doing your own research on your own fire attack system.
In this video Jerry Herbst reviews the points to consider when conducting your own nozzle evaluation.
In this video Jeff Shupe discusses the components of a fire attack system.
Measuring proper nozzle pressure is an important part of determining flow, nozzle reaction, as well as creating and verifying pump charts.
Both inline gauges and piezometers can be used to measure psi in your fire flow system.
The portable flowmeter is a critical piece of equipment in testing and evaluating fire flow.
The next several videos will focus on how to measure flow and pressure when evaluating a fire flow system.
Nozzle Reaction not managed properly can have a great effect upon the fire attack team.
Nozzle reaction is often an overlooked part of the nozzle selection process, it is however, a very critical part of selecting the right nozzle package.