Tuesday 19 February 2019

Mahmoud Awad, managing director of Bristol

Bristol unveils low-pressure water mist fire suppression system

DUBAI, January 21, 2018

Dubai-based Bristol, a leader in fire protection services and equipment, will unveil its low-pressure water mist fire suppression system at the ongoing Intersec exhibition and conference in Dubai, UAE.

Intersec, a global leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection, opens today (January 21) and will run until January 23, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The mist system is an innovative new arrangement that’s quick and accurately extinguishes flames, but which also protects the surrounding environment from water damage, said a statement.

The distinguishing feature of Bristol’s dual fluid, low pressure technology is its ability to atomise liquids into extremely small droplets and carry them on an air stream. By adjusting nozzle design, water volume and air pressure parameters, qualities of the mists it generates can be controlled, it said.

This unique flexibility allows for creating optimal mist solutions for a broad range of applications.

The system atomises water at very low pressure, and this provides several advantages over high pressure technologies as it is relatively low cost and allows the technology to be deployed as a portable hose reel device, it added.

Delicate and non-toxic, the system can also be used to ‘envelope’ a person threatened by fire to allow firefighting personnel to secure and rescue them while tackling a blaze.

Many industries will benefit from the application of optimal mist to tackle fires while leaving water sensitive infrastructure undamaged such as chemical, computer, construction, defence, energy, manufacturing and mining industries, said a statement.

Mahmoud Awad, managing director of Bristol, said: “The new system represents a really exciting step towards our commitment to breaking ground in the industry of fire protection as we believe that using water as a universal agent for fighting fires is the future.”

“Not only is the system a revolutionary step forward in the way fires can be tackled and safely extinguished, it’s a very versatile, operator- and environmentally-friendly system,” he said.

“We are sure that the system’s ‘dry’ mist will impress the industry leaders and government heads who will attend this year’s event as an alternative to traditional, water or chemical based firefighting techniques,” he added.

Alongside the Bristol Low Pressure Water Mist system, the firm will also present two new product launches from Bristol’s vehicles manufacturing division.

The ‘Mobile Ambulance Vehicle’ with the drives straight into the future with new generation of keypads control panels strategically placed for easy and safe access and fire-retardant materials utilization for extreme fire hazard and safety during all kind of operations.

Also present will be the ‘FL60XR sky-lift unit’, is the highest aerial platform in the world with ladders providing an horizontal outreach of 31.5 m with maximum rescue cage load of 500kg, and a top vertical height of 60 m. The transportation length of FL60XR is less than 12 m meeting general international regulations.

Displayed for the first time in the Middle East by Bristol, the region’s leading firefighting, ambulance, rescue and safety vehicle manufacturer, both vehicles offer creative design that considers customers’ requirements without compromising on performance.

Another important part of this year’s Intersec will be an announcement of the company’s official membership of the International Organisation for Industrial Emergency Response and Fire Hazard Management (JOIFF).

A non-profit organisation, JOIFF is the global voice of the emergency response industry. The support of members means JOIFF continues to play an important role in sharing excellence in industrial emergency response techniques, shared learning, accredited training and technical advice. – TradeArabia News Service

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