Creativity in North Carolina: Overhead Tanker Fill
By President Mark Davis
September 24, 2020

Thanks to Pat Boone, one of our website members for taking and sharing the photos shown in this story. We don't have many details about the tank but we have shown similar set-ups before. We do know that the tank is located at the Marshallberg fire station and it clearly looks like it is set-up to "top load" tankers. This tank looks to hold maybe in the 20,000 to 30,000 gallon range. Many of these type of set-ups in rural areas use some type of well to keep the tank topped off. This is very similar to our use of the "open relay" that we practice in our seminars where we load tankers at a rate of 1000 gpm using a source that produces less than a 1000 gpm supply rate. Thanks again to Pat for sharing the pics.


Ken kime October 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM
Railroads have been filling tenders like that for 175 years! Pretty cool application for fire tenders, although it's really a tanker to me!