Cristanini Spa, international leader in the production of water-jetting systems, has taken a leap forward in the manufacture of anti-fire equipment with two advanced systems of first attack on fire in open or confined areas.
According to industry statistics, almost 80% of firefighter interventions involve small fires and the new systems have therefore been designed to ensure rapid, effective and safe interventions using modest quantities of water before the fire becomes uncontrollable.
Speed of response is improved by containing dimensions and weights in order to utilize light and manageable road vehicles, while the effectiveness of the modest quantities of water are the result of the use of the water-mist technique, which turns a jet of water into a very fine mist (1 litre of water at 350bar produces 2 billion drops with a heat-exchange surface of 50m2) able to dilute the oxygen of the air by cooling and suffocating the fire as well as creating a thermal barrier around hot spots.
Furthermore, the use of modest quantities of water is of particular importance not only because it involves less weight to be transported but also because it reduces the damages caused by the intervention, which are sometimes greater than those caused by the fire itself.
Finally, safety is guaranteed by the fact that Cristanini systems, unlike competitors’, are perfectly compliant with the Machinery Directive (2006/42/CE All.1).
The FIRE STOP 200 system offers an effective first fire attack in open areas such as campsites, sports facilities and vehicles, or confined accessible areas such as museums, theatres, cinemas, shopping malls, silos and roll-on roll-off ships.
This equipment is characterized by reduced overall dimensions for installation on small vehicles and it offers particular versatility thanks to the use of a lance-nozzle system with four functions: high pressure, low pressure, water mist, water + foam.
The WJFE-300 system (Water Jet Fire Extinguisher) is a new-generation cutting extinguisher that is simple and intuitive to use, and which complies fully with the Machinery Directive, for the first fire attack in confined spaces where it is necessary to access and quell the fire without creating dangerous backfires.
In fact, the use of a special lance, equipped with an abrasive tank, creates a hole in any wall in a few seconds. Through this hole a jet of very fine water mist is injected by a special nozzle with ruby insert; the water mist jet suffocates the fire, cools the environment and does not damage people or property.
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