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    Does anyone have a picture or an illustration of a Tandem Pumping opeation? I need one for a class Thursday night and a search of the internet has been less than helpful.

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    Would it be the same as relay pumping??? If so, I think I have a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Does anyone have a picture or an illustration of a Tandem Pumping opeation? I need one for a class Thursday night and a search of the internet has been less than helpful.

    Thanks.

    If you mean relay pumping... Check this pic out. The 2 engines in the back are relaying.. It's all I could find.


    http://www.d90.us/fire/03_April_09_I...d/P4030203.JPG
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    Or do you mean two engines being supplied off of one hydrant- Engine 1 has a hard sleeve from the plug into his steamer, and Engine 2 has a hard sleeve from Engine 1's opposite side steamer into Engine 2's steamer????? If this is what you mean I might have a pic somewhere....we did it several times on drills and once at an actual fire!!! It's not hard to do, just sounds more complicated than it really is.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Or do you mean two engines being supplied off of one hydrant- Engine 1 has a hard sleeve from the plug into his steamer, and Engine 2 has a hard sleeve from Engine 1's opposite side steamer into Engine 2's steamer????? If this is what you mean I might have a pic somewhere....we did it several times on drills and once at an actual fire!!! It's not hard to do, just sounds more complicated than it really is.......

    (40" transfer main w/ pressures >100psi....more water than we could ever use.....)
    Tandem pumping is a short relay for the express purpose of boosting pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TillamanTrk1 View Post
    If you mean relay pumping... Check this pic out. The 2 engines in the back are relaying.. It's all I could find.


    http://www.d90.us/fire/03_April_09_I...d/P4030203.JPG
    Cool picture but not the same thing.

    Are those foam trailers? That an engine would pump into to make foam for large incidents? If so can you get me some info and pics of those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Would it be the same as relay pumping??? If so, I think I have a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Cool picture but not the same thing.

    Are those foam trailers? That an engine would pump into to make foam for large incidents? If so can you get me some info and pics of those?
    Well, this isn't actually my dept. But I have had the chance to mess with some of those trailers. They are pretty neat! heres a link for some info and videos.

    http://www.fire-pump.com/foamtrailer.html
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    http://www.fireengineering.com/artic...high-rise.html

    look halfway down the page with the two engines. captions say tandem pumping and Ill try to find some more


    here is another one

    http://images.pennnet.com/articles/f...ap_3fe0138.jpg
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    Thanks guys. Between what was here and some other stuff I found I got what I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewiston2FF View Post
    I see how it is! Get what you need and then just go!
    Of course, I will use you all to get what I need and then discard you like yesterday's trash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I saw that Cap...no pictue of the operation though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I saw that Cap...no pictue of the operation though...
    You can always set up your apparatus, take several photos and add them to you presentation.
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    I was taught that tandem pumping was what FWDbuff described, 2 pump inlets joined by a hard tube, sharing the water from one plug.
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    THis is some good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
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    are you at least going to kiss us when you get done with us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEAN15 View Post
    I was taught that tandem pumping was what FWDbuff described, 2 pump inlets joined by a hard tube, sharing the water from one plug.
    what he said!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Tandem pumping is a short relay for the express purpose of boosting pressure.
    I dont think we really have a name for this.....it's SOP around here, if it's a weak hydrant we put an engine on it, and every 1000' feet thereafter.....if we call it anything it's "relay pumping."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEAN15 View Post
    I was taught that tandem pumping was what FWDbuff described, 2 pump inlets joined by a hard tube, sharing the water from one plug.
    Yep. You connect the first truck and start pumping, then close the hydrant enough to almost zero-out the compound gauge. Then you connect your other steamer to the second pumper via hard suction and open the hydrant all the way. Whatever water the first pumper doesn't use is automatically channeled into the second. (If your second steamer on the first truck is gated, you don't have to adjust the hydrant, but you better be careful opening that gate if you have very much showing on compound.)
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