Hytrans Systems BV are based in The Netherlands and manufacture the Hytrans Fire System (HFS). HFS is an innovative mobile water supply system for fire brigades, civil defence and industries. The mobile system provides large volumes of water over several kilometres from locations with difficult access.
The high volume pump system is called the HydroSub, which is a hydraulic-driven submersible floating pump that is fed via 60 meters of hydraulic hose and a diesel driven power pack. This enables the submersible pump to be hand carried to locations where it is impossible to use standard suction pumps due to the limited length of the suction lines. The floating pumps have no draft loss, even when pumping the water vertically to a height of 60 metres. HFS also features large diameter hoses (up to 300mm in diameter), hose laying containers and hose recovery systems.
The Hytrans Fire System has proven to be very effective during incidents such as the Buncefield oil terminal fire in the UK, the Dalian pipeline explosion in China and, recently, the Fukushima Nuclear reactor disaster in Japan. This is due to their high capacity, quick deployment, easy operating, modular configuration and flexibility.
Besides a fast deployment, it is also a “must” to recover the system quickly. If you look at training on the system, it is essential to make recovery quick and easy. When training is easy, it will be done more often and this will lead to more skilled people. The more training the better prepared for action.
For more information, go to www.hytransfiresystem.com or visit us in Hall 27, Stand B10 at Interschutz 2015.