From the system to the stream
Lead Instructors: Jerry Herbst & Chris Martin with Elkhart Brass
Dates/Times: 0800-1700 either February 27th OR 28th, 2020.
Shuttle Departure: TBD
Details: 4 hour class (this class is with “The Long and Short of Hose Bundles” class). Thursday OR Friday. A boxed lunch will be provided. Parking on-site is limited, please carpool if possible or use the shuttle bus!
Required Equipment: Full turnouts, including helmet and gloves.
Course Description: This 4-hour course will be a deep dive into the hydraulic and design implications of creating effective fire streams from both standpipe outlet valves and extended hose lines. Utilizing the foundations built from the Brass Tacks & Hard Facts engine company training video series, instructors will guide the students through realistic evolutions replicating common hydraulic hang-ups when stretching both vertical and horizontal. Best practice solutions will be presented congruent with industry trends and effective fire flows.
“Hands On” flow evolutions will cover the following:
The four types of standpipe valves, how to identify and challenges associated with hooking up
to each type.
Actual flow comparisons between 1-3/4” and 2-1/2” from a standpipe outlet and what makes a winning versus losing standpipe attack package.
The appropriate equipment needed to make a proper standpipe hook up and how to utilize them when going vertical.
Hydraulic implications of extending hose lines for distance utilizing reducers, increasers, and shut-offs.
The gated wye hydraulic paradox and how it can affect your long line operation.