calculating GPM

Pump Operator Training - Part 2


This is the second video of our five part pump operator training series.  We discuss nozzle pressure and how to calculate flow from a nozzle. To understand how to calculate friction loss and pump discharge pressure we must know the flow from our nozzles. This is a very important step for all pump operators. We also need to have a thorough understanding of nozzle pressure, without an understanding of nozzle pressure we will not be able to deliver the appropriate pump discharge pressure. Use this video and our Pump Operator Training Packet to check your nozzles and understand nozzle flow and operating pressures. If you missed Part 1 you can view it by clicking here.

NEW! Pump Operator Training Video Series


We are happy to introduce to you our new five part video training series for driver operators. Over the next several weeks we will be releasing these videos for you to refresh, host training sessions or even prepare for tests or promotions. Take a look at Part 1 below and then continue reading the article to see what other topics we will be covering.


Pump Pressure GaugesHere is the breakdown of the topics we will cover in our video series:

Part 1 - Understanding Pump Discharge Pressure and the Components within it.

Part 2 - Calculating Nozzle Flow.

Part 3 - Calculating Friction Loss

Part 4 - Calculating Elevation Gain/Loss and Appliance Pressure Losses

Part 5 - Summary

We have also put together a Pump Operator Training Resource Packet that will go along with this training video series. You can find this resource in the "Downloads" section of our website or by clicking here.