Marcé Fire Fighting Technology in South Africa has completed the delivery of five “Rhino 4×4” light foam tenders to the Namibia Airports Company. These Rhino 4×4 models are based on an Italian Fresia F800 series airport crash tender chassis specified with a Deutz diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission and independent suspension.
The aluminium body is of modular construction permitting five spacious lockers per side. Fire engineering includes a Zeigler centrifugal pump rated at 10,000 litres per minute (lpm) @ 10 bar, an electronically controlled roof mounted monitor rated at 8,000 lpm and a bumper turret rated at 3,000 lpm.
Firefighting media consists of 7,000 litres of water, 840 litres of foam plus 250 kg DCP by Perren Engineering Limited. The tenders also incorporate a Marcé rapid starting kit sustaining the engine temperature at an optimum level for an immediate response; plus the Marcé integrated control system permitting seamless pump operation.
The Rhino pictured is operational at Hosea Jutako International Airport.
For more information, go to www.marce.co.za
With grateful thanks to Gary Parkinson for providing this report.