With us it depends on the rig. The engines are wet pump and circulate the water when stopped or not actively fighting fire. The tanker is dry pump because it has a nasty reputation for freezing up if run wet during a tanker shuttle.
One thing that could make a large difference in your ability to run a wet pump in COLD weather is how well the pump house is protected. One of our old rigs (FMC) had a large insulated shield under the pump house. That rig was interesting to run. In the winter it stayed nice and warm and in the summer you had to either pull the shield or open the booster reel covers to let out the heat!
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02-26-2010, 05:28 PM #41
02-27-2010, 12:51 AM #42
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04-06-2010, 12:54 AM #43
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(I agree with "in is open" and leave water in the pump. Unless the pump needs to be drained for winter)
04-06-2010, 05:01 AM #44Originally Posted by fireslayer123
We have it set up to where it is fool proof, for the simple minded. If the handle is out, the valve is open. If the handle is in, the valve is closed. And with the Heinz 57 fleet we have, it works better this way for all the operators. Which is another reason why the T2P valves are always open, and pulled out. They know where it is (for the subs that have minimal experience on that rig).
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