The SHO-GAUGE is available as an in-line appliance with 1.5" or 2.5" couplings as a stand-alone unit that can be installed on any portable monitor, apparatus monitor, or appliance with 1/4" NPT threads. You can download the SHO-GAUGE app on Apple or Android phones and tablets. The simple-to-use interface connects to your pressure gauge and prominently displays pressure in real-time.
Download the SHO-GAUGE Bluetooth App for free through Google Play or at the App Store.
Your pump operator should be familiar with the PDP (Pump Discharge Pressure) formula.
PDP = NP + FL
While a Bluetooth gauge can't take away the benefits of thorough training, it can help ensure your crew is doing their calculations right and learning to work with the equipment they have on hand. You can use SHO-GAUGE to double-check calculations and correct errors before you land on the fire ground. SHO-GAUGE can also be used during testing operations. With accurate pressure readings, you can understand if your PDP is where it needs to be if your friction loss is higher or lower than expected, and experiment with how uphill or downhill slopes affect your needed PDP. And, if all you're doing is testing equipment, you can remove the manual calculations and ensure your firefighting equipment is working properly.