The skid-unit shall be designed for use on single cab LDV’s available in South Africa. These heavy-duty skid units are designed for prolonged pumping operations in grass and brush fire fighting.
Tank A water tank with a 500-litre capacity shall be supplied. The tank shall be a step type horizontal transportable tank with inner coating to prevent algae build-up. The tank shall be UV stabilized for durability. The tank shall be manufactured from virgin material with a superior surrounding wall thickness of 8mm.
- A 450mm diameter manhole with vented lid shall be provided.
- The tank shall feature a quick drain plug fitted with a ball valve.
- The tank shall be vented.
- 6 x baffle balls to minimize water surge whilst travelling.
Pump and Engine The engine to drive the pumps shall have the following specifications:
- Engine Power: 19 hp @ 3,600 RPM
- OHV, V-Twin, petrol driven: Briggs & Stratton XR2100
- 4-stroke, air-cooled 2-year Warranty.
- Electric Start
- Mechanical fuel pump
The pump is directly mounted onto engine horizontal shaft – Thus no V-belts which can slip or snap.
High pressure 3-piston pump, Model: INTERPUMP W1550
- Max. Pressure: 100 bar
- Max. Flow rate: 40 LPM
- Forged brass manifold.
- 3/4″BSP female inlet
- 3/8″BSP female outlet
The pump shall feature an automatic unloader valve. A Glycerine filled high pressure gauge shall be fitted. The pump shall be fitted with a pressure relief return to recirculate the excess water back into the tank.
Foam Induction. The Class a foam induction shall be fitted on the suction end of the pump with a flow rate of 40lpm and an induction ratio from 0.1% to 1% for Class A foam.
Reels Two (2) hand crank steel H.P. hose reel for ease of release and protective storage of hose shall be supplied. The carrying capacity of each real shall be 50m of ½” H.P. hose. The reel shall be supplied with 30m x ½” fire retardant, black wire reinforced Hydraulic hose. Two (2) Gun and Lance combo nozzles, adjustable from jet to fog spray pattern shall be supplied.
Spares Spares for all components included in the Grass Fire Units are locally available and are deemed to be available for a period in excess of 10 years after completion of the contract. All components and spares utilised in the manufacturing process are approved by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
Steel Skid Surrounding Frame The skid unit components shall be mounted in a compact Steel skid surrounding frame. The complete unit shall be removable from the load box when required.