PyroLance features a patented, ultra-high pressure (UHP) nozzle that shoots water at 1,500 psi (100 Bar). It’s powerful, patented technology that provides crews with a unique ability to access, cool and extinguish the source of any fire.
PyroLance is able to penetrate outer structures by integrating granite abrasive with a high-pressure stream of water. See the chart below for how quickly PyroLance is able to pierce through common barriers that stand between your crew and a fire. By enabling an exterior attack through walls, roofs, fuselages, bulkheads or any other type of barrier, PyroLance provides your crew with direct access to the source of any fire.
PyroLance sprays an ultra-high pressure stream made of up billions of tiny micro-droplets of water (see diagram below). Because these micro-droplets comprise more surface area than normal water droplets, they are far more effective in fighting fire than water delivered from traditional attack lines. The chart below shows PyroLance’s ability to cool interior temperatures from 1380ºF (750ºC) to 212ºF (100ºC) in under a minute.
PyroLance makes it far safer for a second attack line to enter the structure. The high-pressure mist that enters an enclosure quickly cools the fire’s thermal layer, preventing dangerous back draft conditions in the process. It also cools the flames and combustible solid fuel surfaces as it reduces the oxygen partial pressure to knock down the fire.
By reducing the droplet size of water, UHP increases the surface area for any given volume of water by 16 to 20 times. This allows PyroLance to absorb heat and extinguish fires in record time. The charts below compare water effectiveness of traditional water flow and ultra-high pressure. In this example, UHP flows at a rate of 20 gpm (80 L/min) compared to normal water pressure at 100 gpm (400 L/min). With UHP, however, a full 18 gallons (68 L) of water are effective in extinguishing the fire compared to just 10 gallons (40 L) with normal water.