FIREMIKS article in JOIFF Catalyst Q1
FIREMIKS 10000-1-GP-F G81 with Belt Drive
On these models, the Gear Pump will be mounted on top of the water motor, making for an even more compact package. Instead of direct drive with a drive gear coupling, the Gear Pump is now driven by an industrial multi V-rib belt, here referred to as Belt Drive. This arrangement makes it possible to optimize both the Water motor and Gear pump more independent from each other with different rotating speeds, continuing the FIREMIKS tradition of offering the best possible solution for the customers’ specific dosing case.
With this design, we can offer the following advantages:
· An even more compact solution with a reduced footprint, this can be important for high flows in tight spaces (e.g. containers).
· Apart from handling very high viscosity concentrate, it will be possible to use Gear Pumps also with lower viscosities than before.
· As before, Gear pumps are even more reliable than Piston pumps with fewer moving parts and are suitable for high and very high pseudoplastic viscosities, without reciprocating pump action.
· Lower pressure drops than before can be achieved with optimized water motor speed.
· Possibility to optimize dosing rate for different operation scenarios.
Please refer to the datasheet for each model as they become available.
Differences of Belt drive vs Drive gear coupling
Contrary to perhaps expectation, the complexity and part count of the Belt drive is not increased compared to direct drive with Drive gear coupling.
The Belt drive exists out of two belt wheels and a self-tensioning Multi V-rib belt, without the use of external belt tensioners. The whole belt drive is enclosed in a protective ventilated cabinet that also supports the pump assemblies. The belt wheels are supported by ball bearings. Limited need for service with long change interval for the belt.
Belt drive solution in ventilated cabinet
Drive gear coupling models uses two claw couplings, one on each drive axle and a thermoplastic spider wheel. Pump is mounted on a pump bracket with drive gear cover. Drive gear is checked at main service and if necessary, replaced.
FIREMIKS 2400-3-GP-F-ALU with direct drive coupling.
Please find and download the Data Sheet for our latest model that is developed and very well suited for forest and bush fire fighting.
Please find a feature on our new FM-approved line of FIREMIKS units on page 18-19. Click on the picture below to access the latest issue of Industrial Fire Journal.
We are proud to announce that we from January 9th can offer a selected line of FM-approved (Class 5130) FIREMIKS® units. Units: 450-3-PP-ALU-FM, 800-3-PP-F-ALU-FM, 1200-3-PP-F-ALU-FM, 1800-3-PP-F-ALU-FM, 2400-3-PP-F-ALU-FM and 3200-3-PP-F-ALU-FM.
To receive the Factory Mutual (FM) certification, as it holds one of the most rigorous industry standards worldwide, has been a strenuous but rewarding process and we look forward to continuing our goal of offering more FM-approved high-quality water driven dosing system solution to the international firefighting market!
We will be present at INTERSEC in Dubai in the stand 6-G24 of our distributor Solas Marine.
If you attend please contact us beforehand, we would be pleased to meet you and update you on our
latest developments, and also discuss with you the potential with our new FM-approved line of
Our FM-approved FIREMIKS® 2400-3-PP-F-ALU-FM will be displayed at INTERSEC. (pic below)
Please find a new featue on Firemiks and our foam proportioning system in the latest Industrial Fire Journal, second quarter issue 2017.
To read in full, click here! --> IFJ JOURNAL
Sales Director Per Aredal will participate at Naval Damage Control, the premier community gathering for naval, civilian and industry stakeholders, between the 3rd-5th October 2016,
Mariott Hotel Portsmouth, UK.
"Naval Damage Control (NDC 2016) is an international forum for Navies, damage control schools, naval engineering teams, ship builders, maritime fire teams, first responders and industry partners to discuss and network with their peers from the damage control sector. The priority will be to discuss potential threats and the best ways these can be negated."
Please find a fresh portrait of the FIREMIKS-product featured in September’s Asia Pacific Fire Magazine.
We invite you read an article that featured our Sales Director Per Aredal presenting our products and models in the May issue of Industrial Fire Journal.