Do You Have Basic Idea About Pump Operator?

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Pump Quizzes & Trivia

A pump operator is supposed to work with compact or heavy pumps for transferring of liquid. They generally work as chemical operators, pump station operators, purification operators, and tank car loaders. The whole inspection and operations are performed by a pump operator. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge of fire apparatus pump operations. So, let's try the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
          Types of methods of power transfer are
    • A. 

      Split shaft

    • B. 

      Split shaft

    • C. 

      Power take off

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
          Midship means
    • A. 

      The middle of the pump shaft

    • B. 

      Pump mounted behind the cab, midway between front and rear axles

    • C. 

      Water comes out of the middle of the truck

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
                                               Direct drive means
    • A. 

      Pump driven directly from engine crankshaft pulley

    • B. 

      You have to be driving the engine to pump water

    • C. 

      Pump is installed on the front of the engine only

    • D. 

      Both b & c

  • 4. 
    Intake relief valve dumps water from the inlet side of the pump to
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Booster tank

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      Any open line

  • 5. 
        Water enters the intake / suction side of the pump supplied by
    • A. 

      Gravity pressure from tank

    • B. 

      Distribution system under pressure

    • C. 

      Drafting from a static water source

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
         To get water from a static source;
    • A. 

      Use hard suction and strainer

    • B. 

      Pump must be primed

    • C. 

      Turn stem on hydrant until water flows to the engine

    • D. 

      Both a & b

  • 7. 
    Possible cause for the pump operator not to get a reading on the pressure gauge when the pump is put in service is
    • A. 

      pump drive system is open

    • B. 

      pump drive system not fully engaged

    • C. 

      Water source is not big enough

    • D. 

      Need a larger diameter hose

  • 8. 
          If pump will not develop sufficient pressure the probable cause is;
    • A. 

      Transmission isn’t in proper gear

    • B. 

      Relief valve activating to soon

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      The engine is the wrong size for the pump

  • 9. 
          Cavitation is defined as
    • A. 

      Condition in which vacuum pockets form in pump and cause vibrations, loss of efficiency, and possible damage

    • B. 

      Condition in which to much water enters the pump

    • C. 

      Condition in which a valve is closed to quickly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
          Cavitation can happen in any pump when
    • A. 

      A valve is closed to quickly

    • B. 

      Pump speed is set to low

    • C. 

      Discharge flow starts to exceed intake flow

    • D. 

      All of the above