New TurboMixer and Wildland Skid firefighting delivery systems.
Published: 27 July, 2012
New products provide optimal delivery of cornstarch-based water enhancer.
TetraKO has introduced the TurboMixer and Wildland Skid firefighting systems for fire departments that desire either a stationary mixer and reservoir, or a portable truck or trailer-mounted system. Both are designed for optimal delivery of TetraKO – a cornstarch-based water enhancer that transforms ordinary water into an effective firefighting adhering gel.
“With the TurboMixer and Wildland Skid systems, our engineers are responding to requests from firefighters to easily mix, store, and then use TetraKO to attack, suppress, and contain fires,” explained Doug Ruth, TetraKO, LLC CEO. “These innovative delivery systems are designed to address all types of urban and rural firefighting demands, including those that involve wildland urban interface.”
The TurboMixer facilitates large-batch mixing – in just minutes – of TetraKO powder concentrate and water for storage in the system tank, or for immediate pumping of the mixed TetraKO solution into the water tank of a fire apparatus. The system is equipped standard with a hopper that drops the TetraKO in the tank for mixing, or with the optional PowderBlaster eductor, which provides for easy injection of the powder from the ground. The pressure from water running through the PowderBlaster provides suction that rapidly draws TetraKO powder concentrate from its dry storage container and injects it into the water stream and into the tank. The solution is mixed thoroughly with the use of an external pump. The TurboMixer tank is available in three tank sizes: 300, 500 and 1050 gallons.
The Wildland Skid is engineered for operations where grassland fires are prevalent as well as areas of urban wildland interface. It can be used to protect structures in the path of a wildland fire, and for all operations that require a portable truck or trailer-mounted system. The Wildland Skid works like the TurboMixer; it is a 200 gallon, framed tank that mounts easily in the bed of a pickup truck or on a trailer. Like the TurboMixer system, the Wildland Skid system can be purchased with the optional PowderBlaster assembly.