Has anyone built a pump panel simulator to train or test pump operators? We are looking for a simulator that is a true pump panel but doesn't actually use water.
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02-20-2004, 01:46 PM #1
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Pump panel simulatorLt. Dan
02-20-2004, 02:11 PM #2
The Tennessee State Fire School used to have a series of pump simulators that were essentially analog computers. Real gauge faces, throttle verniers and valve handles were attached to rheostats, but beyond that I couldn't tell you how they worked. As I recall they were "store bought" and not homebuilt.
I don't know if they kept them after they moved into their new facility, but you might give them a call.ullrichk
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02-21-2004, 11:57 PM #3
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Yes....Indeed there is
I am currently in college earning my Associates' Degree in Fire Science. I took Fire Hydraulics last year and we worked with a computer fire pump simulator that was extremely realistic. I am unable to think of the name right off the top of my head. I will however ask my instructor monday in class and get back to you.LREngine135
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02-23-2004, 02:30 PM #4
Contact FRC Fire Research www.fireresearch.com
They made the three analog simulators we bought in the 1980's. They still work very good. I would think that they may have computer driven ones now.
Can't hurt to inquired with them. They are the only ones that I know that makes such things.
Stay Safe & Well out there....
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