Gerand Model K Fire Pump Test Meter

A calibrated venturi and attached GPM meter installed on the discharge of a fire pump to accurately determine pump performance 500 PSI (Buttweld, Grooved, 300# Flanged) and 275 PSI (150# Flanged)

Description

Gerand Model K Fire Pump Test Meter

A calibrated venturi and attached GPM meter installed on the discharge of a fire pump to accurately determine pump performance 500 PSI (Buttweld, Grooved, 300# Flanged) and 275 PSI (150# Flanged).

Attached to the meter with a brass chain is an oblong metal tag with the suggested piping diagram of the
system on one side, and the following operating instructions on the reverse side:

  • Close system OSY valve “A”
  • Open by-pass valve and “B” butterfly throttle valve
  • Purge meter, located on venturi, as follows:
    • a) Open station shut-off valves on venturi, and vent valves attached to meter.
      When a steady stream of water without air bubbles passes through the clear plastic hoses,
      the meter is purged of air.
    • b) Close the vent valves after purging.
  •  Start the fire pump, and read meter in GPM.
  • Refer to pump GPM requirement and adjust throttle valve to meet the requirement.
  • After the test, open valve “A” and close the by-pass and “B” valves.

Brand

Gerand Engineering

Gerand Engineering

Gerand Engineering provides the highest quality products for fire pump testing and hydronic balancing. Our meters are FM approved and NIST certified with a 5-year warranty. Gerand’s 50 years of experience delivers the results our customers demand.

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