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Inspector Fire Pump Team Flow Test Kit | Tachometer, Nozzle, Elbow, & 4 Gauges

Fire pumps. Hydrants. Hoses. Your team can test them all with the Fire Pump Team Flow Test Kit, which combines a hand-held Checkline tachometer with everything needed for fire flow tests. Each kit includes two pitot gauge kits with four NIST-certified gauges, a 2-1/2″ fire hydrant flow nozzle and elbow, and three brass test caps. Gauges include 2 analog 3-1/2″ Ashcroft 1009AWs and 2 digital Ashcroft DG-25s for peak accuracy.

Inspector Fire Pump Team Flow Test Kit

  • Flow test hydrants, fire pumps, fire hoses, and more with a kit designed for teams working in tandem
  • Compare and calibrate existing gauges with two top-of-the-line digital pressure gauges from Ashcroft
  • Measure RPM at fire pumps and other motors with a Checkline contact and non-contact tachometer
  • Includes four total gauges for use in static and residual flow tests (and a range of other ITM tasks)
  • Offers exacting accuracy and peace of mind with calibration certificates for the tachometer and all gauges
  • Includes 3 test caps and 2 pitot gauges—along with an elbow and nozzle for fire hydrant tests
  • Shipped from locations throughout the U.S. for rapid arrival
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Why choose this pitot gauge kit for flow testing?

The Inspector Fire Pump Team Test Kit gives professional inspection and testing teams the power to test fire pumps, fire hydrants, fire hoses, and other components in water-based systems. Redirect flows, straighten streams, and measure a pump’s revolutions per minute (RPM) with:

  • One CDT-HD2000 contact and non-contact digital tachometer from Checkline
  • Two 3-1/2″Ashcroft 1009AW gauges with 1% full-scale accuracy
  • Two Ashcroft DG25 digital gauges with 0.5% accuracy
  • NIST calibration certificates for all measuring instruments
  • Three test caps machined from solid brass (3/4″, 1-1/2″, & 2-1/2″ NST x 1/4″ NPT)
  • A 45-degree fire hydrant flow elbow
  • One stream-straightening fire hydrant flow nozzle
  • One double-ball-valve-bleeder
  • Two hex-shaped pitot gauge handles
  • Three pitot blades: one standard straight blade and two ultra-thin (straight and notched)
  • A large carrying case from Plano—a world-famous manufacturer of hard-shell cases for the outdoors
  • A 43-1/3″ ft. roll of PFTE thread seal tape

This kit is ideal for an inspect team that needs certifiably precise measurements in critical inspection, testing, and monitoring (ITM) tasks. Take a look at our other flow test kits if you:

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How does the Inspector Fire Pump Team Flow Test Kit help in fire pump ITM?

Each of these flow test kits includes a digital tachometer from Electromatic Equipment Company, a corporation with more than 60 years’ experience in developing industrial measuring instruments. Their Checkline-brand CDT-2000HD tachometer allows users to measure the RPMs of a fire pump’s motor with direct contact or from as far as 24″ away. These instruments are accurate to .02% (up to 0.01 RPM) while offering:

  • A measurement range from 1-99,999 RPM
  • A traceable calibration certificate
  • One large 6″ wheel for contact-based measurements
  • An LED-based non-contact mode that measures RPM at a distance with reflective tape (included)
  • Units of measurement like RPM, feet/min, meters/min, and inches/min
  • Memory for last, maximum, minimum, and average measurements

This kit’s tachometer may be used in installation and performance evaluation tests of fire pumps. Under NFPA 20 and NFPA 25, inspectors flow water through the pump at a variety of rates—and measure RPM—to determine if a pump remains fully operational.

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How does the Fire Pump Team Kit help in fire flow testing?

During fire pump and fire hydrant tests, the Fire Pump Team Flow Test Kit maximizes accuracy for users and minimizes inconvenience for nearby pedestrians and vehicles. This kit is ideal for several contractors working in tandem: one can use a test cap and gauge to measure static pressure while another takes pitot gauge readings from an open hydrant.

Tools inside each kit make it particularly simple to measure the flow rate at a 2-1/2″ fire hydrant outlet:

  • A 45-degree hydrant flow elbow diverts water away from passing cars or vegetation
  • The fire hydrant flow nozzle straightens the stream, allowing for more precise readings
  • An inspector places the pitot gauge in the path of flow and takes readings from the 3-1/2″, NIST-certified gauge

The Inspector Fire Pump Team Kit also features a ball-valve bleeder that can be used with the 3/4″, 1-1/2″, or 2-1/2″ NST test caps. Combining these components with a pressure gauge allows for measurements of static pressure at a variety of orifices while protecting gauges against excess pressure.

This kit includes two Ashcroft 1009AW analog pressure gauges, which boast:

  • Large 3-1/2″ dials
  • 1% full-scale accuracy
  • Stainless steel bodies and thread connections
  • A dust-tight and water-resistant enclosure
  • Shock-and-vibration-resistant PowerFlex™ technology
  • A “zero box” that allows users to see when the gauge’s baseline pressure is in error
  • Vibration-dampening internal components

This kit also includes two additional Ashcroft DG25 pressure gauges. These gauges are twice as accurate across their entire span—0 to 300 PSI—and protected by a weatherproof enclosure. These gauges:

  • Can be used to recalibrate analog gauges in compliance with NFPA 25
  • Simplify fire protection math by switching between nine different units of measurement
  • Provide legible readings with digits measuring roughly 1/2″ tall
  • Keep minimum and maximum results in memory for later use

All gauges included with these kits are NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) traceable. They include documentation explaining when and how the gauge was calibrated, allowing inspectors to conduct tests for government agencies and other entities with rigorous qualifications.

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Which gauge dial ranges should I choose?

Each gauge provided with this flow test kit is available in one of eight dial ranges. To prolong your gauge’s life, use the table below to choose a range that places your expected pressures at the center of the dial or in the mid-range. For example, inspectors testing outlets with 30 PSI of pressure should choose a 0-60 PSI gauge—or a 100 PSI gauge for 50 PSI test pressures. This table also provides each range’s major and minor graduations (the large and small tick marks along the dial’s face).

Dial Ranges Center of Dial Mid-Range Major #’d Graduations Minor Graduations Smallest Graduations
0-60 psi 30 15-45 10 5 1
0-100 psi 50 25-75 10 2
30-0-100 psi 35 2.5-67.5 10 2
30-0-150 psi 60 15-105 20 10 2
0-200 psi 100 50-150 20 10 2
30-0-200 psi 85 27.5-142.5 20 10 2
0-300 psi 150 75-225 50 10 5
30-0-300 psi 135 52.5-217.5 50 10 5

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What do I do with these readings?

Pitot gauges provide pressure readings in pounds per square inch (PSI). These readings can be used to estimate how fast water flows, in gallons per minute (GPM), using formulas or a pitot gauge theoretical discharge conversion table (like the one included on each hydrant flow nozzle). Used to convert PSI readings to GPM.

Conversion accuracy depends on an accurate measurement of outlet size and the nozzle or outlet coefficient. For more on how and why to convert PSI to GPM in pitot tests, read QRFS’s “Pitot Gauges: How Do I Calculate the PSI to GPM Conversion?

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