Millions of people pass through airports and never give a thought to the fire fighting equipment. The good news is that Albany have given a lot of thought to the design, manufacture and performance of their GE and GF pumps used on foam concentrate used in fighting aviation fuel fires.
When the fuel storage facilities at a major European airport needed extending, Angus Fire were contacted to supply the foam unit skid. This unit was designed to cover the requisite demand of foam for the base injection system on the new storage tanks. An integral and vital part of the unit was a water powered foam pump. Angus, working closely with Albany at the calculation and design stage, incorporated one of Albany’s GE pump units knowing that it would meet the performance requirements specified.
Every foam pump Albany manufacture and supply is thoroughly tested. The water turbine units are fine-tuned at the test stage to ensure the foam flow rate at the required discharge pressure is achieved at the stated water pressure. Everyone can rest assured that an Albany pump will perform if and when called upon.
This close up picture shows the Albany foam pump in action. Please note the water falling from the Pelton Wheel. The Angus Fire skid sits on a concrete foundation with a tundish moulded into concrete to ferry the water away to a drain point.
In many applications the water is piped back to the main water pump suction or to the water storage tank.