This is a Steam Underwriters Pump. They were the mainstay of fire protection pumps at the turn of the last century. Today, these pumps are not longer recognized for fire service. Today, plants do not typically maintain a reliable head of steam to operate these pumps.
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Beattie Fire Protection & Risk Consulting, LLC
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