Firefighting turbines are particularly suitable for preventative fire protection because the water mist envelops objects and can reach hidden sources of fire. Should you wish to protect your business with firefighting turbines, our planning always begins by taking the existing fire protection into consideration. The turbines are suitable for plants and equipment and can be fully automatically controlled by any fire detection systems.
Firefighting Turbines for Fire Protection and Mobile Firefighting
As water mist is an important element in the successful and efficient fight against fire, we have chosen the slogan “Small Drops, Big Impact.” Until now, however, its potential could only be exploited to a limited extent, as it was not possible to throw water mist at a long distance.
By combining it with a turbine, we at EmiControls have solved this problem. Back in 2011, we were able to organize the largest documented fire test with water mist in Europe. Even then it was clear: the water mist turbine represents a paradigm shift in fire fighting.
Today, everyone is talking about “sustainability” – we started investing in it more than a decade ago. After all, water mist turbines promise one thing in addition to high effectiveness: resource savings.
Our firefighting turbines can be used for both mobile firefighting and stationary fire protection. For mobile applications, the turbine is either mounted on a remotely controlled caterpillar vehicle or in a fire truck. For use as stationary fire protection, we position the turbine at a fixed location, where it can be immediately put into service in case of fire.
We offer the following Solutions for the Protection of your Business
Firefighting turbines provide a significant increase in the level of protection for both people and structures. On the one hand, both stationary and mobile variants can be operated by remote control, which means it is not necessary for anyone to be in the immediate danger area. On the other, the water mist achieves a higher rate of heat absorption using a smaller amount of water. In the event of a fire, the water mist can cool the structure more efficiently. Levels of damage are much reduced because the application uses a smaller amount of water to extinguish the blaze.
Stationary Fire Protection
To increase the protection of emergency service personnel, we can mount the firefighting turbine onto a mobile unit, either a remote-controlled firefighting robot or a fire truck. Both solutions are very versatile and thanks to the water mist technology, are also effective in cases of gas precipitation.
Firefighting Turbine Applications
Fields of Application
There are very diverse fields of applications because our firefighting turbines operate with water mist. Both mobile and stationary variants can be deployed, for example, with forest fires, underground metro systems, railways, industries, and airports, among many others.
Firefighting with Water Mist
Water mist has a central advantage compared to conventional waterjets because it can envelop objects and therefore cools and extinguishes very effectively. The principle works as follows: the turbine atomizes the water into a fine mist. When compared to conventional monitors (nozzle technology), firefighting turbines produce much smaller water particles, which are sprayed with the aid of propellers. The advantage of such small drops is that they form a larger water surface and thus also, a larger heat transport surface. The fine mist has a lower sedimentation rate and is able to reach hidden areas of fire that would be inaccessible to a jet of an extinguishing agent.
Our firefighting turbine also functions with foam (fluorine-free foam, AFFF foam, Class A foam, MBS multipurpose foam, gel, and retarder).
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