PRESENTATION

FIREMIKS - Water Driven Pump Proportioner for Fire-Fighting

Mechanical self-regulating and flow controlled system with automatic flow and pressure adjusting in a wide flow and pressure range. FIREMIKS is the efficient proportioning system where utility, operational cost and environmental concerns are paramount.

PISTON PUMP TYPE FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS

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GEAR PUMP TYPE FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS

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UNITS FOR MOBILE USE

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Main advantages with FIREMIKS

EASY TO INSTALL

COMPACT DOSING SYSTEM, NO NEED OF PRESSURE TANK OR ADDITIONAL ENERGY SUPPLY

There is no need for additional proportioner, pressure tank or electrical/diesel motor. Just connect to an atmospheric concentrate tank easy to refill, even during action.

EASY TO USE

RELIABLE MECHANICAL PROPORTIONER, DRIVEN BY THE WATER FLOW ONLY, NO NEED FOR PRESSURE BALANCING

Proportioning is made automatic as FIREMIKS adjust itself for changes in a wide flow- and pressure range. Driven by the water flow only, no need for complicated pressure balancing and/or calibration.

EASY TO TEST

ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL TESTING WITH A DOSING RETURN VALVE AND SEPARATE FLOW METERS

All units can be supplied with a Dosing return valve (DRV). This returns the concentrate back to the tank during a test giving substantial saving of costs and no cleaning up and destruction of dispersed foam, an important environmental benefit. The respective water and concentrate flows should be measured with independent flow meters to calculate accurate dosing rate.

ADVANTAGES AND FEATURES WITH FIREMIKS


FM APPROVED MODEL RANGE


FIREMIKS has a selected line of FM approved models according to FM approval Class 5130, with water motor in Hard-anodized aluminium, Ni-Al Bronze or Stainless-steel ASTM 316L.


MAKES IT SIMPLE TO DOSE

The use of FIREMIKS simplify the correct dosing of the concentrate for both fixed system and mobile firefighting. Correct proportioning is made automatic. FIREMIKS adjust itself for changes in a wide flow- and pressure range. There is no need for pressure balancing or calibration.


For Fire brigades: With FIREMIKS the fire brigades easily create a system adaptable to various fire-fighting situations. It is possible to use several different nozzles simultaneously, positioned at different lengths and heights. Allows to quickly open and close nozzles “pulsing”, immediate correct dosing is achieved.



For fixed installations: FIREMIKS is a compact one-piece dosing system. There is no need for: electric or diesel motor, pressure vessel/tank or electric control systems. It is driven by the water flow only, just connect the FIREMIKS to an atmospheric foam tank, easy to refill.


UNIQUE WATER MOTOR

Special designed volumetric water motor using 8-10 vanes extending from the rotor gives smooth rotation and volumetric function without using moving elastomer sealing.



Designed, manufactured, assembled and factory acceptance tested in Sweden



DOSING RETURN VALVE

A dosing return valve (DRV) directs the concentrate back to the tank and allows for easy recurring dosing testing of the system, without generating foam solution. This gives substantial savings over many years. No consumption of concentrate and no cost for cleaning or destruction of the solution after the test.



MANY DIFFERENT FLOW SIZES AND DOSING RATES

FIREMIKS is available in different max flow sizes; from 150 up to 10.000 lpm, with fixed dosing alternatives; 0,5%, 1%, 2%, 3%, or selectable dosing rate (for example 1, 2 and 3% on the same unit). Other dosing options on request. 

Consists of a robust hydraulic water motor and a concentrate pump – both of displacement (volumetric) type -and linked mechanically by a direct drive coupling or belt drive.

 


SUITABLE FOR DIFFERENT VISCOSITIES

FIREMIKS has suitable pump models covering different types of viscosities of different foam concentrates, wetting agents and other fire fighting additives.


Comparison between low (left) and high (right) viscous foam concentrate.

Piston pumps are most suitable for low and medium viscosity concentrates. Gear pumps are very suited for higher viscosity concentrates incl Fluor-free foams.


PERMITS UNINTERUPTED APPLICATION TIME


Water driven foam pump proportioners permits uninterrupted application time as long as foam liquid and water are supplied. Just quickly connect another foam tank if main tank gets empty.


WORKS WITH ALL COMMON NOZZLES


FIREMIKS works with all common types of nozzles, among others: Low-Ex, Medium-Ex and High-Ex nozzles, foam sprinkler heads, spray nozzles, foam monitors and foam chambers.


FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION METHOD

All our water motors are machined to our design in Sweden. This production method enables us to easily produce in different materials of the water motor, even for a single unit, and also to make other types of adjustments. For example, a client asked if we could deliver a unit with a nominal dosing rate of 2,75% instead of the standard 3%. Our flexible production method enabled us to easily produce a water motor with slightly wider body, thus increasing the displacement of the water motor in relation to the pump resulting in the asked for dosing rate.

Production workshop


SEMINAR AND TRAINING

Contact us to book education and training seminars, or to book an online training webinar to learn best practice.