by JEFFREY M. STRAUSS, Washington Post article By JEFFREE M. STRASSBURGWashington Post Staff WriterJuly 26, 2018 10:02:05TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
(AP) — Florida’s legislature is considering a bill to make a small, centrifugal centrifugal unit used for jabsco pumps smaller, lighter and easier to use.
Republican state Rep. Brian Smith said he would like to see Florida adopt a model that’s similar to the one used by Florida Power & Light Inc. in central Florida.
A small unit is used for measuring a pump’s flow rate.
It can take about an hour to operate.
The centrifugal is used to measure the pump’s efficiency and to check for leaks.
The unit weighs about 3.4 pounds, according to the Florida Department of Health.
A standard jabscom pump weighs about 13 pounds and is made by the company JABBELL, a unit with a 3-pound-pound capacity, according the company’s website.
The standard jbsco pump is made in a large, open-faced centrifugal and can be installed in a home, office or school building.
The company makes its centrifugal units in the United Kingdom and Taiwan, and they can be purchased online.
Smith said he’s looking forward to a similar model from Florida Power&Light Inc. that is smaller and lighter than the one he’d like to install in Tallahassee.
The bill is not expected to pass in the Florida House of Representatives this week, but Republican leaders have signaled they might support the measure.
It would require that any new equipment be tested for safety and would also give the Legislature an opportunity to discuss it.