Fire Engine Academy

4 Types of Friction Loss Calculators

Fire engine operators must have a basic understanding of friction loss. A lack of understanding can put firefighters at risk with insuficient or excessive nozzle pressure. It may also lead to a broken hose or supply line which has an even greater risk. All fire engine operators should gain a good understanding of friction loss and learn how to calculate pump discharge pressure before operating a fire engine in an emergency situation.

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