One of Firovac's exclusive features is a special interior coating trademarked Firokote which protects the aluminum from corrostion. Also used are two (2) nine pound anode bars for electrolysis to work on.
The top pictures show white (aluminum) corrosion on uncoated aluminum tanks.
The bottom picture shows a 16 year old Firovac coated aluminum tank.
IMITATED BUT NOT DUPLICATED
We will be demonstrating in outdoor spaces at the New York and New England shows. Stop by and see amazing water load/unload rates from a drop tank as well as our High Volume Floating Strainer (HVFS) and High Volume Low Level (HVLL) strainer designed for high volume water flows for drafting and transferring.
April 9, 2017 Marlboro Township VFD invited neighboring departments to a static water movement training in an area that normally uses nurse tanker operations. There was a massive response, wich speaks to the interest in this method of rural water supply.
The stated goal was to flow 2000gpm and practice how to best work together on a large fire.
Working from the Walborn Reservoir, thee fill sites were used with 1250 gpm pumpers to load non-vacuum tankers at not over 100psi so as not to damage anyones tanker. Notice the amount of equipment and personnel this takes.
Picture compliments of Stark FDRU via Dave Schalosser.
Two more fill sites were used by vacuum tankers of which there are several in that area. Separate sites were used by the vacuum units as they are more efficient requiring less equipment and personnel.
At the dump site a 2000 GPM ariel from Louisville metered and discharged the water supplied by Marlboro's E-411 with 2 suctions. Marlboro was drafting from 6 portable tanks. Lexington's E-382 was drafting from an additional portable tank through LDH to a hose monster with gauge to meter the flow rate.
Picture compliments of Stark FDRU via Dave Schlosser
Tankers were dispatched according to mutual aid protocol. 2150 GPM flow rate was sustained for 1 hour. Peak flow rate was 2250 GPM.
When undertaking a training of this magnitude, it can often turn into a cluster with many inefficiencies. Thanks to careful planning by Chief Austin, Coordinator Fereebee and all who participated, everything went well. The only back up was at the dump site, which is unusual but speaks well of the 5 fill sites and good set up.
NOVFA's Water Movement Class (actually a tender shuttle) at the Fire School on March 11, 2017 showed the verstility in the region. There are several vacuum tankers mixed in with non-vacuum tankers in this area. The Water Supply Tactical Advisory Committee along with ISO showcased this versatility in setting up the class.
The 1500 GPM pumper from Kalida was at the fill site loading both vacuum and non-vacuum tankers. The dry hydrant capacity, however, was only 1100 GPM.
A 1250 GPM pumper from Grand Rapids was at the unload (fire) site applying water. Mathematics...
New Delivery to Pickerel VFC in Pickerel, WI. They chose our base model: a Raven, with a 2850 Gallons on an International 7400 Chassis and a Firovac Power Fold Down Portable Tank Bracket that holds TWO drop tanks as an option.
With minimal cabinetry, and no fire pump, our Raven Model is priced competitively with similar conventional units while still delivering twice the efficiency as any conventional ever will.
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The following excerpt, written by Charlie Clark, and is taken from a message board on http://gotbigwater.com/ :
The TFT low level strainer/jet siphon using a one inch orifice consumes 364 GPM from a fire pump when transferring water from one dump tank to another @150 psi. This can be confirmed by consulting published charts of flows from variaous orifice sizes at various pressures. The Belmont Tanker Task Force in eastern Ohio did a study (Spring 2016) of jet siphon efficiency. They tested the TFT jet siphon with several others. They used a truck scales...