Ultra High Pressure Fire Suppression Technology
Extinguishing With Incredible Speed
The outer layer of a water droplet is the only surface on a droplet that can absorb heat energy. In a larger, conventional water droplet, this means that only 10% of the water droplet is used to extinguish a fire and the remaining 90% is wasted water. With a UHP droplet, the size is optimized to allow for up to 90% of the droplet to be used to absorb heat energy and the other 10% to be evaporated into steam.
This steam conversion also acts as a cooling method. As the water evaporates and expands into steam, it absorbs even more heat energy than the water droplet does alone. This leads to even faster fire extinguishment.
Another benefit of these optimized water droplets is the ability for them to be drawn into the fire flow path. Due to the decrease in density of the droplet, they’re able to hang in the thermal layer longer, absorbing more heat energy than conventional water droplets. This droplets that are suspended in the air are also able to follow the flow path to the fire and extinguish the fire via indirect fire attack.
PyroLance uses pressurized water with a non-metallic aggregate that is completely non-heat producing and does not generate sparks. This gives PyroLance the ability to quickly breach and/or cut most types of materials without creating any additional heat or sparks. In addition, without the requirement of any other tools, it becomes both a defensive and offensive fire attack tool.
PyroLance introduces its fine mist of water through a small opening less than 1/8 inches – 3mm. A rapid reduction in temperature occurs without introducing large amounts of oxygen, which greatly reduces the likelihood of flashover or backdraft. Firefighters can manage the thermal layer while remaining outside in a safe, shielded, defensive position.
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