Set-Up Procedures

5" TurboDraft Unit

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Single 5" Unit Set-Up

# 100-1 Basic - 5" Unit

Accessing hard to reach static water source using one Turbodraft unit.

Engine/pumper (1000 gpm capacity with minimum 300 gallon onboard water tank) stationed within 50-200 feet of water source.  Drafting using standard LDH hose connected to standard size TurboDraft unit.
Multiple 5" Unit Set-Up

# 100-2 Basic - 5" Unit

Accessing inaccessible static water source while providing double flow rate of one TurboDraft unit.

Engine/pumper (1000 gpm capacity with minimum 300 gallon onboard water tank) stationed within 50-200 feet of water source.  Drafting from two suction connections on engine/pumper using standard LDH hoses connected to standard size TurboDraft units on each connection.
Bridge Crossing - 5" Unit Set-Up

# 100-3 Basic - 5" Unit

Accessing water source from bridge or overpass while maintaining bridge traffic flow.

Pumper positioned on roadway shoulder or approach to bridge.  Engine/pumper (1000 gpm capacity with minimum 300 gallon onboard water tank) stationed within 50-200 feet of water source.  Drafting using standard LDH hose connected to standard size TurboDraft unit.
Static Reserve - 5" Unit Set-Up

# 200-1 Advanced - 5" Unit

Open relay pumping from frame tank.

Frame tank with 10» section hard suction hose attached to low-level drafting strainer for easy hookup to engines/pumper for tanker/tender filling or for open relay pumping.

2 1/2" TurboDraft Unit

Single 2 1/2" Unit Set-Up

# 300-1 Basic - 2 1/2" Unit

Accessing inaccessible water sources with field or brush truck in wildland fire situations.

With a pump rated at 175 psi flowing 60 gpm, and standard fire hose (2 1/2" or 3" attack hose and 1 1/2" - 2" attack hose) inaccessible water sources can be reached by a wildland fire unit.
Dewatering - 2 1/2" Unit Set-Up

# 300-2 Basic - 2 1/2" Unit

Dewatering flooded vessel in boat marina using land-based pumper or emergency watercraft with a pump rated at 175 psi flowing 60 gpm (minimum).

With a pumper or watercraft deployed by the marine units rated at 175 psi flowing 60 gpm, and standard fire hose (2 1/2" or 3" attack hose and 1 1/2" - 2" attack hose) emergency dewatering of a flooded vessel compartment can be achieved.

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