APPLICATIONS

A safe answer for every fire attack

PyroLance has been tested and proven effective for a wide range of applications. The base unit installs easily into any type of fire apparatus, including municipal, rescue, ARFF, hazardous material and rapid intervention vehicles.

Aviation

Today’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) emergencies require quick response and the ability to access complex composite structures such as those found on 5th generation combat aircraft. PyroLance gives crews access to engine bays, cabins, cargo holds or anywhere else fire breaks out. By directing the powerful UHP stream directly at the source of the fire, fires can be cooled and extinguished with maximum effectiveness. PyroLance can also be combined with foam systems for Class B capability. For more information, watch our U.S. Air Force video.

Marine

PyroLance is unique in that it provides for a standoff attack, while still giving marine crews the ability to attack a shipboard fire offensively. Firefighters can pierce through the thick steel of a bulkhead without allowing entrainment of oxygen, then deliver water at 1,500 psi (100 Bar) at speeds of 400 mph (645 kph) directly into the thermal column for rapid containment of the fire.

Special Ops

Pyrolance and Pyroblitz are both unique technologies capable of bringing fire under control rapidly with extremely low water requirement. Pyrolance has the unique ability to extinguish hidden class A or B fires by introducing foam solution via the Lance after access has been gained using the proprietary penetrating technology.

Pyrolance can even be integrated with robotic vehicles to enable true stand–off attack on an incident where there is great risk to emergency services personnel.

Structural

The transitional attack principle of utilizing gas cooling along with surface cooling has a profound effect in that minimal water is required due to the ultra-high pressure water mist technology involved. The unique feature of being able to penetrate using the Lance from the outside in very quick time allows fast control of the interior fire conditions from a defensive exterior position, without the risk of fire fighter exposure. Once the interior fire conditions have been brought under control, enter the fire zone with the Blitz attack line to suppress and overhaul the fire using UHP fog in a fast moving attack with high mobility and fierce knockdown power.

By entering the involved structure after the thermal layer has been cooled and employing the PyroBlitz hand line flowing 20gpm@1500psi (80lpm @ 104bar), the residual fire is quickly extinguished using only minimal amount of water; The attack hose is only ¾” (19mm) and therefore allows rapid entering and high mobility to the interior crew thus the name “Blitz” (putting the wet stuff on the red stuff).

Tenets upon which “Transitional Attack” is based using PyroLance Technology:
• A risk versus gain procedure that hugely increases the safety margin for the Firefighter
• Interrupts the flame chain reaction, reducing the process of pyrolysis and inhibit radiant heat flux thereby impeding fire spread
• Cools gases to below ignition temperature and reduces the volumetric flame
• Inactivating the atmosphere by raising the humidity level
• Interrelates the ventilation profile with ongoing fire conditions

When utilizing a combination of high-pressure water and a non-sparking abrasive aggregate material, the PyroLance has the ability to pierce any material in a matter of seconds and then blanket the thermal layer inside with a fog of atomized water; Test results indicate the ability to penetrate a mild steel plate with a one inch thickness, in less than 55 seconds. After penetrating with the water and aggregate mixture, PyroLance then utilizes the high pressure water mist, without the aggregate, to quickly cool the atmosphere and contain the fire.

Vehicle Fires

One of the most effective uses of the PyroBlitz technology is for putting out Vehicle fires. The keys to success with a vehicle fire are mobility to get to the fire quickly and maneuverability once on the scene.

PyroBlitz provides both. Increasing the waters effectiveness allows you to reduce the water needed, thereby reducing the size of the fire truck needed (it is rare with the PyroBlitz to have to use more than 15-20 gallons of just water to put out a full car fire). Smaller, faster trucks and quicker deployment save very precious time in a vehicle fire.

Once on scene, maneuverability becomes the key to putting out a vehicle fire quickly. The ability to direct the flow into every nook and cranny of the vehicle is very important. The ¾” PyroBlitz line allows you this maneuverability. These light microdroplets will get into corner of the vehicle and pulled toward the fire in the flow path.

Wildland Fire

The weight of a vehicle determines its speed to the fire and ability to access the fire. By increasing the effectiveness of the water by 5 times or better we can reduce the size of the vehicle without giving up fire suppression capability. In most cases with a wildland fire you only have the water that you carry in, you’d better make the most of it.