PUAFIR309 Operate Pumps 

This course will provide you with a clear understanding of how to operate pumps at an incident.

Course Content

The course covers the following;

 

  • Introduction
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Employees responsibilities
  • Properties of water
  • Water tension
  • Thermal properties of water
  • Capacities of tanks
  • Rectangular tanks
  • Volume of cylindrical tanks
  • Suction
  • Temperature
  • Cavitation
  • Pumps
  • Ejector pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Types and use of firefighting foams
  • Properties of foam
  • Variables
  • Frictional loss
  • Rule of thumb
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using large diameter hoses
  • Water gauges
  • Pump discharge pressure
  • Flow gauges

 

Duration

3.5 Hours