You lay 250 feet of 2 1/2 hose from your engine to a dry standpipe on ground level of an apartment building. On the fifth floor you run another 100 feet of 2 1/2 from the standpipe connection, up 2 more flights of stairs to a gated wye. From the wye, you run 150 feet of 1 1/2 hose to a fog nozzle at the fire. To get 100 lbs. pressure at the nozzle, what will your pump pressure be? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!

Flow rate? I'll take the easy answer -- static, flow rate = 0 NP = 100 lift = 7 floors = 70 feet = c. 35 psi. Pump pressure = 135 psi. Now if you plan on opening those nozzles and friction becomes an issue and the math gets more complicated... ARS

I figure about 225psi PDP. I did not include any FL for the standpipe nor did I figure any FL for the gated wye. Keary

Assuming 2 handlines from the wye, 125 gpm each: All flow loss is from Akrons data sheets -- my slide rule is at the hall: 250' 2.5" hose, 250 GPM total: 13 psi/100' -- 32 psi 50' elevation -- 1 psi/2' -- 25 psi standpipe friction loss is negligible -- 0 psi 100' 2.5" hose, 250 GPM total: 13 psi/100' -- 13 psi 20' elevation - 1 psi/2' -- 10 psi Wye -- some say 0 psi if less than 350 gpm, I was taught 5 psi 150' 1/5" hose, 125 GPM: 38 psi/100' -- 57 psi 32 25 0 13 10 5 57 --- 147 psi lost EP = 100 + 147 = 247. If you use 1.75 handlines the loss drops 21 psi. If you use only one handline on 1.5" hose the loss drops 35. ARS

I shotgun guessed 190, but I have the fire/rescue field guide in my turnouts, and it is opened to the friction loss cheat sheet. @ my old FD, I printed that thing up along with friction loss formulas and taped it to the inside of the engineer compartment door.

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