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Fir 3304 unit 2 essay The centrifugal pump and the positive- displacement pump both have their pros and cons in the fire service. Some of the things that they both have in common are that they both use water and force to create pressure. Both types of pumps always require the right conditions to properly work and the Engine Chauffeur/ operator should know how to fix any problem when it arises. The positive - displacement pump is a self priming pump and it has to be a tight system with little to no air leaks. After years of use it can start to break down and not be very effective, which could cause a problem if being used for firefighting and could hurt someone. Now the centrifugal pump uses a positive displacement pump to draw the water in, in order to get the pump working and it is getting the right amount of water to be able to work. These pumps

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