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    Who is the maker of your trucks(apparatus)? and if you know, how do they prevent (or help stop) water from sloshing around, lessening hazards of rollovers??
    I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

    - Thomas Edison

  • #2
    If its tankers... baffles come to mind...
    Always remember the CHARLESTON 9

    Captain Grant Mishoe, Curator of History
    North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
    "You'll never know where you're going until you remember where you came from"
    www.legacyofheroes.org
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    • #3
      what are they? just sheets of metal (or whatever) in the center of the tank with holes?
      I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

      - Thomas Edison

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      • #4
        Could be sheets of metal or possibly poly material... and yes they have holes in them.
        Always remember the CHARLESTON 9

        Captain Grant Mishoe, Curator of History
        North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
        "You'll never know where you're going until you remember where you came from"
        www.legacyofheroes.org
        www.firehistory.org
        www.sconfire.com

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        • #5
          This is just a guess here, but having seen the inside of some newer fuel tanks, it's probably similar. Mine in particular has sort of a "maze" in the middle of it for the fuel to get to the fuel pump. I would think tankers would be set up somewhat the same. It not only helps keep them from sloshing side to side, but also front to back. Having a few thousand gallons of water come slamming forward when you're trying to stop is probably not much fun...

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          • #6
            Sectioned Compartmentation of the Poly Tanks.
            "The uniform is supposed to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you're in it."
            Battalion Chief Ed Schoales
            from 'Report from Ground Zero' pg 149
            I.A.C.O.J. Member

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            • #7
              Check with nfpa or ul they have specs. for tanks

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              • #8
                Well, the design of most tanks, whether on a tanker or on a pumper, always have baffles, at least on newer models. I drive a 6000 gallon water tanker, and even with the baffles, all that water slams forward when you're stopping and makes for very unpleasant driving. Back home we have a pierce quint and 3D manufacturing pumpers, all have baffles.
                "At one point we decided to fight fire with fire, basically your house just burned faster."

                Recipient of the IACOJ Service Award 2003.

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                • #9
                  thanks for your help!
                  I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

                  - Thomas Edison

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                  • #10
                    not driving tankers half empty will help with the water sloshing.

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