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Prove How I Didn’t Meet Your Specs!

By Bill Adams Evaluating proposals for a new fire truck can be a challenging experience when purchasing specifications (specs) are vague and ambiguous. The task can be overwhelming when each party involved has a different interpretation of a purchaser’s written ...

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Ask a Darley Engineer: Relief Valves

Q: What type of relief valves does Darley offer to protect the pump and operator? Answered by Wayne Hable, chief engineer, waynehable@darley.com A: We offer two types. A Darley discharge pressure relief valve is intended to only allow as much as a ...

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Cherry Pickers and Truck Committees

By Bill Adams Apparatus purchasing should be a two-way street between purchasers and prospective vendors. A degree of mutual trust and professionalism should be demonstrated between them, especially during initial meetings. It doesn’t always happen. The time expended by apparatus ...

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