10/07/10 207 W - + 9 - 4 Raleigh Fire Department Pumping Capacities, Then and Now


For your Friday enjoyment, here's some interesting historical information on the pumping capacities of Raleigh Fire Department pumping engines both old and new. Plus the 1887 water system, which supplied the hose companies for many years.

Capacities of early apparatus:

Capacities of motor apparatus:

750 GPM 1000 GPM 1250 GPM 1500 GPM
1914 LaFrance
1922 LaFrance
1925 LaFrance
1926 LaFrance x 2
1919 LaFrance (used)
1950 FWD
1950 Mack
1951 LaFrance x 4  (all four?)
1957 FWD
1961 LaFrance x 2
 
1918 LaFrance
1936 LaFrance
1958 LaFrance
1968 LaFrance
1970 Mack x 2
1971 Mack
1973 Mack x 4
1975 Mack x 4
1978 Mack
1981 Mack
1982 Mack x 2
1985 Pirsch
1989 Pierce x 3
1992 Pierce/1978 Mack

 
1985 EEI/Pemfab x 2
1990 Pierce/1985 EEI/Pemfab
1995 Pierce x 2
1997 Pierce x 6
1998 Pierce x 2
1999 Quality
2000 Quality x 2
2001 Quality
2002 Quality x 4
1990 Pierce x 2
2004 LaFrance x 4
2005 Pierce x 2
2006 Pierce x 4
2007 Pierce
2008 Pierce
2009 Pierce x 2
2010 Pierce x 2

1990 Spartan ladder
1995 Simon-Duplex tower
1999 LaFrance tower
2001 Quality ladder
2004 Pierce ladder
2005 Pierce ladder x 2
2006 Pierce ladder
2007 Pierce ladder
2009 Pierce tower x 2
2010 Pierce ladder





Here’s a little more from the newspaper accounts of the acceptance tests of September 1887…

Water tower pressure, three hydrants, three streams about 60 feet high, pressure of 40 pounds. Then with eight hydrants and eight streams.

Pumping station pressure, eight hydrants, eight streams through 50 feet of 2 1/2-inch rubber hose, with one-inch ring nozzle, with these pressures:

- 64 pounds, 100 feet vertical/130 feet horizontal streams, 144 GPM at nozzle

- 75 pounds, 111 feet vertical/141 feet horizontal streams, 156 GPM at nozzle

- 80 pounds, 116 feet vertical/148 feet horizontal streams, 161 GPM at nozzle
Legeros - 10/07/10 - 22:48

Just out of curiousity, how many gpm can the 1988 snorkel pump?
charlie - 10/08/10 - 02:10



  
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