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Concorde-Corodex unveils new fire-fighting tool in UAE

DUBAI, January 18, 2016

Concorde-Corodex Group, a UAE-based provider of a wide range of services including fire-fighting equipment, has unveiled a fire-fighting tool that blasts liquid through solid structures to tackle interior fires.
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, said a statement.
The niche technology is being tested by fire experts and civil defence teams throughout the UAE, and will undergo live demonstrations at the ongoing 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 fire-fighters’ 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 fire-fighters 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 fire-fighting operations require direct line of sight between the fire-fighter and the fire, and introduce large amounts of oxygen, which places fire-fighters in life-threatening situations such as the notorious ‘backdraft’ or ‘flashover’, said the statement.
PyroLance will also allow fire-fighters to control blazes using very small volumes of water, resulting in a highly efficient method of fire-fighting 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 10-mm steel barrier using water and firefighting foam.
A live demo is being held four times a day on each day of the Intersec exhibition.
“With the correct training, PyroLance will provide fire-fighters 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 Awad.
“The live demos are a high-effective and dramatic means of displaying the power and versatility of this incredible tool,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service

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