Fireline equipment--power pumps
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. M. Townsend
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • fire equipment
  • firefighting personnel
  • ignition
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39140
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13773
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Misc Reports FF-Y-5 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The charcteristics and transportation of eleven portable forestry fire pumps and major pump accessories currently used in Canada are described. Weight of each unit and major accessories, and unit dimensions are given. The operating principles of the two-cycle engine, environmental factors affecting engine performance, choice of engine oil, the ignition system, and carburetion are discussed. Causes related to faulty engine performance are listed and sections on centrifugal pumps and factors affecting pump performance are included.

Townsend, D. M. 1977. Fireline equipment--power pumps. Miscellaneous Report FF-Y-5. Ottawa, Ontario, Fisheries and Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Forest Fire Research Institute-Environmental Management Service.