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TFT - Blitzfire

Tue, 18 Dec 2012|

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[BLANK_AUDIO] The task force tips blitzfire and blitzfire oscillating. When they were created, it, it really generate a whole new chunk of market because it was something that never existed before. The blitzfire. Was really designed to fill a need, not so much from the larger monitors like our Crossfire monitor, but actually to take a place of the seldom used, and very infrequently polled 2 and half inch Blitz line that had clay pipe handles. As we looked to issues of staffing, issues of size, weight, quickness of deployment, all went into the design of the Blitzfire portable monitor, and it actually created its own market segment called the Personal Portable Monitor, or PPM, which it's often referred to now. I just want to very quickly go through both the Blitz Fire and the Blitz Fire Oscillating to give you a rough overview I guess, of the components and some of the key features that we feel we've integrated into these monitors. Again, design worked for offensive type attack instead of a large defensive attack that you'd have with the bigger, thousand or twelve hundred and fifty gallon a minute cross fire type monitor. These 500 gallon per minute Blitz type lines are designed for two and a half or three inch attack lines, often pre-connected on the rear of a truck. Some of the key features that we identified on an initial attack, offensive type of attack were you have to have a very low attack angle. If you're gonna use this internally, something to get way, way down. So the monitor has an amazingly low attack angle. And you'll see as we talk a little bit further we have a Blitz light in the picture here which is restricted to about a 30 degree attack angle. We brought that along because that's kind of our. European international version of what the Blitzfire is. But again, a very, very low attack angle. The rear has a really a pivoting inlet back here which allows it to be used either on the flat, or above or below grade, keeping the hose very close to the ground. And one of the other amazingly unique features that we did manage to design into the Blitzfire is the fact that we use a safety valve. Actually it's based around the same slide valve that we use in our nozzles, but it's designed with a one G force to trip in any manner. So, if it becomes unstable, even at 500 gallons a minute, if it starts to swing or move or. Have some sort of unwanted motion in it. The trip mechanism is going to shut it down safely. Now, you notice it went very quickly at first and then towards the end it's dampened so it closes slowly so you don't have any problem with water hammer. Also, you'll notice here, this one, the Bissfire oscillating unit. Is in it's stowed position, it's legs are tucked under and you can see that it's very small and fits very nicely to a mounting bracket. Now, the mounting bracket is such that it can be mounted on the rear of a truck, in a compartment or anywhere else. And the Blitz Fire is easily taken off or put back on if you have to, or advanced, or wherever you're putting it. What I did want to show you was the width. Of the legs when they're folded out here. I mean, you can see quite a difference between the stowed position as well as the deployed position here. And that's part of where the stability comes from on the portable monitor. Because that's one of the biggest issues that we have when flows of 500 gallons per minute are achieved. You're also dealing with often nozzle reactions that are up around 250 pounds of nozzle reactions. So safety, including things like a tie-down strap that's provided, are key parts of what your operational procedures need to be with the blitz fire. But again, 500 gallons a minute. Very quickly, low attack angle, wide stance, safety valve, plus the slide valve just like any of our nozzles, we have total [UNKNOWN] flow control. So that you can gate the nozzle, do anything you want, and have perfect stream quality. Whether it's through a set of stacked tips with a stream straightener or through the max force dual pressure nozzle we have here. Over here we have the oscillating component, and you'll notice for the most part, the Blitzfire function parts, pieces pretty much are identical with the exception of the component tray that's on the head here. Where we have the swiveling head here with the nozzle attach, there's an oscillation feature here, which is really just a water turban that turns a belt and wheel and allows you to pick either 20, 30, or 40 degrees of width. The higher the flow, the faster the wheel, the more quickly it spins back and forth. Basically you can choose to use it in isolation mode or you hit the button on the end of it, on the control panel up here and it gives you the ability to go back to a regular manual mode. So whether it's a isolation version that you have here, which is ideal for. Structural pre treatment or any sort of chemical or hazardous material spills. You may be dealing with vapor suppression, or if it's the small light weight initial attack, blitz fire. Both of these units are designed for quick deployment with limited staffing and the ability to bring high volume flows in on an initial attack with limited people. So, if you need additional information on either the blitz fire. Or the blitz fire oscillating version. You can visit us at www.tft.com. Or you can give us, one of our service and tech team people a call and we'd be happy to talk to you at 800-348. Two six eight six. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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