Hytrans Hoselayer utilised for large diameter hose deployment in fighting waste dump fire in Somerton, Victoria

The CFA used the Hytrans Hoselayer from CFA Scoresby Fire Station at Somerton, Victoria to deploy 3 lays of large 100 mm diameter hoses to fight a waste pile fire. At 2.30am on November 20th 2015 the waste pile was struck by lightning and caught fire. The towering mound of wood and other possibly noxious materials threatened to burn for multiple days and cause significant air pollution for nearby communities. It was estimated to be 20 metres high by 80 metres wide and had been operated illegally with the EPA and the City of Hume Council pursuing the owners through the courts in preceding months. Large amounts of water were needed to extinguish the fire, and the hoselayer quickly deployed a … [Read more...]

UK economy saved over £500,000 with Hytrans super pump used to dewater flooded A1

Super pump saves economy estimated £500,000 Highways England used a new Hytrans hydraulic high volume water pump to clear the M1 motorway of floodwater at Catterick on October 7th. It enabled the road to be re-opened in both directions after 10 hours instead of the 2 days it took to clear water on the northbound section of road after flooding in 2012. The mobile pump is located at Bradbury but can be deployed throughout the UK on motorways and A Roads. It can be set up in less than an hour and can pump super quickly at 50,000 litres a minute– that is equivalent to a typical backyard swimming pool in approximately 3 minutes! At Catterick Highways England estimated that they pumped 2.5 … [Read more...]

Hytrans flood pumps at North Rhine, Germany

Hytrans Fire System is deployed to protect buildings from floodwater from the Alte Issel River, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany On July 27th 2016 the Hytrans Fire System was used to pump water from land surrounding farms and a nursery downstream into the flooded Alte Issel River. Pumping occurred at the rapid rate of approximately 6,000 liters a minute. Parallel B and F hoses were used to transport the water from the Hytrans pump over a distance of 700 metres. The Hytrans System is positioned on a heavy-duty truck with a hydraulic crane arm from the Environmental Protection and Technical Aid unit of the Düsseldorf Fire Department. It was called up at midnight on 26th July as part of a … [Read more...]

Swiss Army now fully armed with high volume pumps

The rescue forces of the Swiss Army are expanding their equipment with 26 mobile water supply systems from Hytrans. The latest purchase consists of 26 units of the Hydrosub 150 as well as 78 flood pumps and a large amount of 6” hose. The latest delivery follows an initial purchase in the 1990s of 40 units of the Hydrosub 150. The Swiss Army uses the Hydrosub 150 units to pump water over long distances, both to provide firefighting water as well as to remove water in floods. The new pump units have been built according to a newly introduced Swiss army specification that includes, amongst others, a requirement for a relay pumping module. This module enables several Hydrosub … [Read more...]