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    Does anyone post friction loss and flow charts in the engine for use on the scene??

    If you do where do you post them and how well doe your people use them??
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    I am in the process of making up a pump chart for our engines. We plan on using 8 1/2 x 11 paper, laminated and placed on a piece of plexi-glass.

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    We post friction loss and flow charts on the inside of the panel door next to the pump panel. Our charts are engraved plastic which means they are still readable even when wet. Because the panel they are place on is a flip up type, the chart is easily visible while standing at the pump panel. The chart is used most frequently at drills and at major incidents where multiple hose lays are in operation.

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    Ours is the same as firedog100a Plastic egraved chart. Only has the line sizes we have on the pumper on it to reduce confusion. We also only run 50 ft lengths on small dia lines so did the chart to suit 50ft up to 2.5" and High vol in 100 ft lengths.
    Mounted right on the panel for easy refferance by the operator. Our pressure gov is pre set to the preconnects. Again we only use the chart with odd ball lays.

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    Nope, we just figure 5 lbs per hundred foot of hose laid.
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    Most of us have a little 3 by 5 laminated cheater sheet that one of the guys made up. It has generic info much like a chart in the back of an Akron or Elkhart catalogue on one side and on the other it has thing more tuned to our operations and truck loads. Fits in the pocket on the inside of the liner right next to a ggrease pencil for marking gauges and the white erase board mounted in each trucks pump operators compartment.
    We also have cheatsheets in the truck log/map book in the cab if needed.
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    Were I serve, all us engineer's have lamented 3 x 5 cards we keep in our bunker pants and use as needed

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