Our dedicated team of professionals are available to train your personnel and provide flexible, innovative and customized solutions. TSI will inspect and test your fixed and semi-fixed foam systems, apparatus water pump, foam injection system and tank farm assessment. We will assist you in developing an Emergency Pre-Plan that will meet your specific needs.

GENERAL SERVICES

Apparatus Foam System Injection Testing

TSI's experience with industrial apparatus foam systems is unsurpassed in the industry. Our 200 plus years designing, fabricating and testing gives our technicians the upper hand on foam injection calibration. Is your apparatus injecting properly?

Fixed and Semi Fixed Foam System Testing

TSI will come to your facility and check your fixed and semi- fixed foam systems. This inspection covers liquid concentrate inspection, piping and valve operation, prime mover/ pump and panel controls. Injection tests will be done as customer requests.

Apparatus Specification Writing

TSI will assist the truck committee on spec writing to assure everything from bumper to bumper is included. After an inspection of plant, hazards and logistics a complete specification can be drafted for the bid process.

NFPA Apparatus Testing

TSI will come to your facility and perform the annual NFPA water pump testing procedure. Any deficiencies will be corrected, new fluids replaced and the customer will receive a printed document of the complete service and testing that was done, certificate of pump test and RPM plate.

Tank Chamber Program

TSI will make an assessment of your tank farm. Each tank will be shown as well as hydrant access, local roads and overall view of tank relative to farm. Flow calculations may be included in this program along with setup procedures.

APPARATUS SERVICES

Testing and Certification

With TSI as your Third Party inspection agent, we bring over 200 years of combined fire service experience.

New Apparatus:
  • New apparatus specification preparation.
  • New apparatus specification review and approval.
  • New apparatus in progress inspections.
  • On site NFPA acceptance testing.
  • On site foam system proportioning accuracy testing of your new apparatus.
Existing Apparatus Services:
  • Foam system conductivity testing.
  • NFPA certification testing. Routine apparatus maintenance.
  • Water/Foam pump repairs.
Apparatus Testing & Recertification Program

Apparatus Inspection:

Chassis Inspection:
  • Engine oil level
  • Transmission level
  • Idle speed
  • Power steering
  • Fluid level
Water Pump Check:
  • Relief valve operation
  • Pump oil level
  • Primer pump operation and level
  • Pump shifting performance
  • Drain Valves
  • Auxiliary cooler
  • Volume/pressure control operation
  • Discharge valve controls
  • Compound and Duplex gauge
  • Pump packing
Liquid Pump Check:
  • Pump packing
  • Pump lubrication
  • Pump drive system and motor
  • Related valves and controls
  • Operation
  • System controls
Electrical System:
  • Head lights
  • Parking lights
  • Directional signals
  • Clearance lights
  • Interior cab lights
  • Horns
  • Wipers
Foam System Check:
  • Hydraulic tank oil and level
  • Tank breather
  • Valves
  • Hoses
  • Controls
  • Selector functions
  • Indicator lights
  • Filters
Pump Certification:
  • 150 psi 1 hr. rated capacity test
  • 165 psi 10 min. rated capacity test
  • 200 psi 15 min. rated capacity test
  • 250 psi 15 min. rated capacity test
Note:
  1. Supply new pump rate and engine
    speed plate per test results.
  2. All tests are performed from a
    draft condition.

Foam Concentrate Injection Testing:

NFPA 1901 requires foam system accuracy testing be performed prior to delivery of new apparatus by the manufacturer. Even though NFPA does not require yearly testing, a yearly system check is recommended. Just as fire pumps and fire hoses are tested, NFPA recommends a yearly system check.

Each foam discharge is tested for proper flow and accuracy in accordance with the design parameters set by each apparatus manufacturer. This assures the customer that each apparatus is accurately flowing foam at a fixed percentage and that each discharge is proportioning foam concentrate at the set percentage according to NFPA 11 standards for foam system operations.

TSI will check each discharge at 1% - 3% - 6% using the water equivalency method. Every discharge will be flowed at the manufacturer’s recommended nominal flow. A calibrated flow meter will be placed into the aux. liquid suction connection and the above injection points will be verified. TSI can make field adjustments on National Foam Servo Command and Pierce Husky units.


EMERGENCY PRE-PLAN SERVICES

TSI is proud to announce our new Emergency Pre-Plan services. We will come to a customer’s facility and work with them to develop specific emergency pre-plans for that location.

Scope of Work:
  • Initial visit to site
  • Review the facility (process areas, truck rack, tank car rack, the north and south tank fields, etc.) with individuals who are familiar with the location, i.e., operators, building manager, fire protections specialists, etc.
  • Locate and understand target hazards of the facility
  • Review any fixed fire protection systems, i.e., sprinklers, halon systems, water supply, fire water monitors, fire extinguishers, fire water hose stations, foam supplies, etc.
  • Review facility’s emergency alarm systems and procedures
  • Identify drainage features of the facility
  • Review portable fire pumps (location, size, etc.), review types and sizes of fire hose both on apparatus and in reserve
  • Review facility’s mobile emergency response apparatus. Insure fire emergency response apparatus has access in and around the facility and can egress if necessary
  • Determine what kind of mutual aid is available (industrial, municipal) and how much equipment
  • Identify primary and secondary sources of water
  • Review communication links with the facility, i.e., telephones, radios, cell phones, etc.
  • Identify individuals who can be used as liaisons between the emergency response personnel and the facility
  • Analyze evacuation locations
  • Understand facility’s construction materials including any fireproofing or special construction features
  • Identify any special needs for the location being pre-planned
  • Keep pre-emergency plan documents with first due emergency response equipment with additional copies for the Incident Commander and at the EOC
  • Review personnel resources (fire brigade, makeup, training, etc.)
Sample Programs: