Concorde-Corodex Group introduces revolutionary new firefighting system for UAE Civil Defence and region-wide
PyroLance tackles interior fires by propelling high pressure liquid through solid materials like steel and brick. Technology has been displayed to civil defence teams throughout the UAE and during Intersec exhibition.
A revolutionary firefighting tool that blasts liquid through solid structures to tackle interior fires has been introduced to the UAE by Concorde-Corodex Group, the UAE-based provider of a wide range of services including fire-fighting equipment.
The PyroLance is a handset that can propel an ultra-high pressure stream of water or foam through materials including brick, marble, concrete and steel plate, allowing fire crews to safely control fires before entering a burning structure.
The niche technology is being tested by fire experts and civil defence teams throughout the UAE, and underwent live demonstrations at this month’s Intersec 2016, the region’s largest fire safety exhibition.
Corodex Agencies and Corodex Trading – two companies within the Concorde-Corodex Group – will be the sole distributors and suppliers of PyroLance in the UAE, Oman and Qatar, and the first to introduce the US-manufactured system to these countries.
Mahmoud Awad, Managing Director of Concorde-Corodex Group said: “Concorde-Corodex Group is thrilled to once again be introducing a new and innovative product to the region:
“PyroLance is a game-changing system that will have a huge impact on regional firefighters’ ability to control fires in enclosed spaces – which are notoriously dangerous and difficult to extinguish – while keeping them out of harm’s way.”
The key advantage of the PyroLance system is that it gives firefighters the ability to engage fires and cool burning structures through hardened barriers like concrete walls or steel bulkheads, keeping them outside the hazard zone.
The US Navy uses it to control high heat fires in confined spaces within submarines or ships before entering the vessel.
In comparison, conventional firefighting operations require direct line of sight between the firefighter and the fire, and introduce large amounts of oxygen, which places firefighters in life-threatening situations such as the notorious ‘backdraft’ or ‘flashover’.
PyroLance also allows firefighters to control blazes using very small volumes of water, resulting in a highly efficient method of firefighting that reduces manpower requirements, water consumption and collateral destruction.
In order to fully display its capabilities, a series of demonstrations are being held throughout the region to control a flammable liquid fire inside a compartment through a 10mm steel barrier using water and firefighting foam.
A live demo was held four times a day on each day of the Intersec exhibition, which ran from January 17-19 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“With the correct training, PyroLance will provide firefighters throughout the region with a safer means of fighting fires in a range of hazardous environments and a surgical tool to access fires where conventional means fail,” said Mr Awad.
“The live demos are a high-effective and dramatic means of displaying the power and versatility of this incredible tool.”