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    How to size an extractor for turnout gear

    Posted by Ricky Roder on Nov 14, 2018 10:06:23 AM

    Everyone talks about pounds for turnout gear extractors. But no one talks about to correctly size an extractor. 

    To size an extractor for turnout gear look at the cylinder capacity of the extractor.

    Every item of turnout gear you put into an extractor represents 1 cubic foot. Whether the items are shells or liners they each take up 1 cubic foot in the extractor.

    If you are going to wash 4 sets of shells you will have 4 jackets and 4 pants for a total of 8 cubic feet of displacement. This simply means the extractor that you will need has to have a minimum cylinder volume of 8 cubic feet.

    We are always happy to assist with choosing the correct extractor for your departments needs. Please feel free to contact us.



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