APPARATUS FIRE PUMP TESTING

TESTING APPLICATIONS: APPARATUS PUMP TESTING

The apparatus fire pump test is conducted on pumps found in fire engines, trucks and water tenders. It can be performed using water drawn from a fire hydrant or from a draft source, such as a drafting pit, lake or river.

HOW OFTEN DO I TEST A FIRE APPARATUS PUMP?

Annually. According to NFPA 1911, “Service tests are conducted at least annually and whenever major repairs or modification to the pump or its components have been made.”

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON FIRE PUMPS?

  • NFPA 1911, Chapter 18 — Performance testing of apparatus fire pumps
  • NFPA 1911, Annex B — Conducting pump tests

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

  • In-line Pitotless Nozzle Bundle, 2 ½"

    This kit includes all three sizes of the In-line Pitotless Nozzle Kit, capable of measuring 90 GPM to 1400 GPM.

  • Little Hose Monster Bundle

     

    This kit includes the Little Hose Monster and the required components for measuring flow-rate. Includes Little Hose Monster,  your choice of Pitotless Nozzle size, Gauge, and Remote Reader assembled in a custom padded case.

     

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