By Donald Tseen:
GTCORP International Limited, a leading firefighting services provider is changing the way fire disaster is tackled with the introduction of the latest Mobile High Pressure Fire Fogging System (MHPFFS) solution into the country’s market.
Managing Director of GTCORP, Engineer. Mike Adeosoba said that MHPFFS is a “first attack” fire fighting solution designed for Commercial, Industrial and Residential Sectors to tackled A and B Class fires.
Adeosoba, also explained that ‘‘these systems are Independent stand alone fire fighting products with Complete Foam Induction systems, installed on wheels (mobile) and therefore can be rapidly deployed from one section of a building to another section with ease.”
The technology, he noted is an internationally tried and tested system that has amazing results and gives customers peace of mind from fire outbreaks.
According to him “Since the dawn of man, fire has been both a welcome friend and an unforgiving enemy to mankind. Commercial and residential fires strike thousands of times each year causing a large number of deaths and billions of naira of damages and losses in Critical Infrastructure, Asset and Property.
‘‘These statistics motivated the development, introduction and distribution of this next generation of firefighting systems, a unique industrial High pressure, low volume flow Fire Suppression Systems, which produces the perfect droplet size that significantly reduces the risk of loss from fire,” he stated.
Having the product, the Managing Director added is like having your own personal fire service ready for any emergencies. The MHPFFS incorporates the latest in High Pressure Technology and uses low volumes of water to produce an effective extinguishing media.
For example, a vehicle fire takes around 1,800 liters of water and about 30mintues of firefighting to extinguish fire, the MHPFFS on the other hand can extinguish the same fire in about 120 seconds using less than 30 liters of water. “It therefore can be said that the systems “fights fire in the fastest time with the least amount of water causing the least amount of damage” he said.
Commenting on how the MHPFFS, works Adeosoba said the unit produces ultra-fine water droplets at high pressure (2900psi) which immediately turns to steam on coming into contract with the fire. As the water droplets turns to steam they expand over 1640 times absorbing all the fire’s heat energy and using all the oxygen content in and around the fire. This brings about an instant temperature drop and the fire is rapidly knocked down (if a class A / B additive is used the extinguish time can be reduce further).
Minimal water is required for outstanding firefighting capabilities because 90% of the water is utilised; this therefore reduces the amount of water needed for fire suppression and also the amount of water to be carried. Fire attack time is dramatically increased for any given amount of water available.
The MHPFFS not only helps fight fire fast, it minimizes deadly smoke production, one of the leading causes of fatalities in residential and commercial fire outbreaks, by turning black smoke white in seconds the MHPFFS expels un-burnt fuel and poisonous gases when the fog expands.
The MHPFFS represents a quantum leap forward in terms of technology advancement in effective firefighting solutions in the area of quality, versatility, and fire safety. It is an all in one truly impressive and dependable firefighting product.