Firexpress is a ‘first strike fire fighting concept’ designed to give an immediate first strike capability on a wide range of types of fires, from deep-seated class A fires to difficult class B fires even in polar solvent fuels and class E fires in electrical installations.
By using the special aerodynamic effect of a moving water drop, the unique patented dual nozzle is able to produce micro drops at a pressure of only 15-23 bars and still achieve an amazing range of up to 15 metres. Equally the dual nozzle is able to produce high expansion foam in a straight stream at the same range.
Firexpress’ patented dual nozzle is able to produce extremely small micro drops (7-100 micron) giving the water a very large surface. Fighting a fire with these micro drops will utilize the heat absorbing and steam generating capability of water to its maximum, hereby reducing the required amount of water dramatically. Additionally, the micro drops are so small that they will be hanging in the air for a relatively long time and will be drawn into the combustion process by the turbulent airflow feeding the fire with oxygen.
The low operation pressure also assures that: virtually no entrained air is forced into the fire, that there is limited risk of spreading burning debris and that practically no recoil is experienced. The Firexpress system therefore differs radically from high pressure systems.
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