Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Roy S Nutter
Fire departments are tasked with the protection of life and property in dangerous situations. Currently, water consumption for fire response is typically an estimate or a guess by the pump operator.;This thesis evaluates the use and applicability of an ultrasonic Time-of-Flight flowmeter on the discharge of a fire apparatus pump. The tests showed that the Time-of-Flight flowmeter was accurate within ten percent as long as it was at least twenty-five feet from the discharge of the pump. Pump vibration noise seems to prevent accurate use near the pump itself.
Cutright, David Cody Lee, "Evaluation of Ultrasonic Transducers for Use with Fire Apparatus" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5425.