Firemote with Fire Fogging AttachmentREMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE FOR DEPLOYING A FIRE FOG

Fire Fighting Robots typically use the main water feed from a fire appliance for fire fighting.  However, this unmanned vehicle deploys a fire fog, which overcomes one of the key factors holding back the widespread use of fire fighting robotics.

Fire fighting using the main water feed has the disadvantage that it involves a large flow rate of water, much of which has little effect and runs off the scene.  The high flow rate requirement also hobbles fire-fighting robots (or unmanned vehicles) because they need to tow a large and heavy hose behind them, that can get trapped round corners, sometimes stalling the remotely operated vehicle before it reaches its point of use.  Furthermore, water deployed in this way cannot be used to fight fuel fires./>

Fire Fogging is a radically different way to use water.  Water is pressurised to 200 - 300 Bar and deployed through a narrow bore nozzle to produce a fog that excludes oxygen, thus extinguishing the fire.  Not only does it consume less water, but it can fight fuel fires and other types that conventional water is unsuitable for.  More on this method of fire fighting can be seen at www.firefighting.co.uk - this company, Fire Fogging Systems, would be the firm we source the pump, hose and nozzle/lance combination from. Remote Unmanned Fire Fogger

An unmanned vehicle fitted with a  fire fogging nozzle, would be easier to deploy than its conventional counterpart, as it would be only towing a 19mm high pressure hose, which requires less traction than a traditional roll-flat hose.

We recommend using the Securotrack fitted with a raise and lower arm, as shown in the diagram to the right.  This would allow fires such as those encountered in vehicles to be fought by positioning the lance at the same height as the vehicle window.

Demonstration video showing lance deployment:-