A Trident 3-Barrel Trident Air Prime Assembly is a fire pump priming system that operates with air supplied by the braking system or a properly regulated high pressure air source. It is designed to prime fire pumps quickly and efficiently, without the need for an electrical power source.
The Trident Air Prime Assembly consists of three barrels, each of which contains a check valve and a piston. When air is applied to the assembly, it forces the pistons down, which in turn opens the check valves and allows water to flow into the barrels. Once the barrels are full, the pistons rise and close the check valves, trapping the water inside.
The Trident Air Prime Assembly is connected to the fire pump by a hose. When the fire pump is activated, the water in the barrels is forced into the pump, priming it and allowing it to start pumping water immediately.
The Trident Air Prime Assembly is a popular choice for fire trucks and other emergency vehicles because it is reliable, easy to use, and does not require an electrical power source. It is also relatively compact and lightweight, making it easy to install and maintain.
Here are some of the benefits of using a Trident 3-Barrel Trident Air Prime Assembly:
- Quick and efficient priming of fire pumps
- No electrical power source required
- Reliable and easy to use
- Compact and lightweight
- NFPA compliant