Getting large volumes of water to problematic fire sites can be challenging for incident controllers in managing substantial fires. Crusader Hose, the water logistics expert, knows that flexible layflat pipelines offer the perfect solution for professional firefighters. Manufactured in Australia, their large-diameter layflat hose is reliable, and their innovative reeling system makes the handling of flexible pipelines easy and safe.
As many professional firefighters know, fires do not always occur in easily accessible locations. Challenging terrain and large distances between the fire and the water source will test any incident controller. In these instances, bringing in large volumes of water by truck may prove ineffective and, at times, downright impossible. Crusader Hose has been supplying solutions to many fire brigades in managing situations like these with flexible layflat pipelines and reeling systems.
Crusader Hose, the well-known and trusted Australian fire-hose manufacturer for over 36 years, has worked alongside and in consultation with fire chiefs and offers a large selection of fire hose to suit many brigades’ requirements. However, only water logistics experts like Crusader Hose can offer winning solutions when fire management requirements occur outside the scope of the standard-diameter fire hose.
When large volumes of water are needed, a flexible layflat pipeline of large-diameter hose is often the best solution. Crusader Hose offers a range of fire hose from the standard 25mm to ultra-large 300mm in diameter, in lengths up to 200m. The ultra-large 300mm fire hose can handle up to 350L/sec and boasts a burst pressure of 2,800kPa. With volumes like these, the water made available for managing substantial fires makes the task for the incident controller much more manageable.
Although a large-diameter hose can move large volumes of water, the challenge up till now has been its handling. With distances sometimes over 5km between the fire site and the water source, the long-length hose requires a swift and easy deployment system. Crusader Hose has pioneered the development of various reeling systems for handling large-diameter flexible pipelines.
The engineering team has designed and fabricated the Bayswater 1600 reeling system to overcome the challenges of handling large-diameter layflat hose. This system has two 1,600mm diameter reels mounted within a crate. Each independent reel can handle up to 100m of 8in hose and accommodates 200m capacity per crate. Its pallet-sized dimension allows the crate to fit individually onto a power pack-equipped trailer.
The Bayswater 1600 deploys quickly and easily, bringing large volumes of water to where it’s critically needed. After the fire incident is under control, the fire hose needs to be recovered. The recovery process is typically more challenging and demanding than the deployment, and the Bayswater 1600 handles the job well.
‘We clearly understand the challenges of handling long lengths of hose,’ says Francois Steverlynck, Managing Director of Crusader Hose, ‘as we process and roll up thousands of metres daily at our factory.’ This experience has been critical in designing and developing hose reel systems for a large range of applications.
Proudly manufactured in Australia, consider the Bayswater 1600 for your emergency water needs. ‘As evident in our long history of manufacturing fire hose, we are committed to supporting the fire industry as part of the water supply chain,’ concluded Francois.
For more information, go to www.crusaderhose.com.au