A centrifugal firefighting pump might seem boring at first. But this is only the case superficially, because without the fire pump, nothing happens when it comes to firefighting!
From light to heavy-duty industrial vehicles to ARFF vehicles, all firefighting vehicles have one thing in common: the firefighting pump. Our pumps are represented in almost all countries of the world. In addition to the different climatic conditions in various parts of the world, compliance with all standards and safety regulations is absolutely essential.
Our development department does not take its work lightly, and works hard to ensure that all our fire departments have the best solutions available for the most diverse firefighting situations. In order to offer an ideal solution, emphasis must be placed upon a simple, compact and, above all, robust design. These considerations really pay off for our customers, as our pumps are highly durable, with many older pumps still working perfectly.
We produce pumps in a variety of materials. For main casings and impellers, we use cast aluminum and gunmetal, depending on the application and intended use. In the event that brackish water, or even seawater, could be required for extinguishing, gunmetal is currently the best option for a long-lasting pump.
We are continually developing pump technology and the materials used, but one of our core aims is to combine proven technology with new technologies. Thus, new ideas for extinguishing components are first tested in our development department in order to determine whether this seemingly good idea can withstand even the most challenging of operations and thus guarantee a long service life of the components. Our long-term experience with the development and production of fire extinguishing systems is what matters most here. Rosenbauer began producing its first pumps way back in 1910.
High-pressure extinguishing process – more than 65 years of experience
In the 1950s, the high pressure extinguishing process was developed at a water pressure of 40 bar. Since then, Rosenbauer has been the leading firefighting pump manufacturer, with combined normal pressure / high pressure pumps. The pump can extinguish with high pressure misting or normal, and, if need be, both simultaneously. The high-pressure mist extinguishing method achieves the greatest possible extinguishing effect with the minimum amount of water.
The principle of high-pressure extinguishing is thus: The finer the water droplets, the faster the water evaporates, the better the extinguishing effect. Water that does not evaporate is technically wasted, and causes unnecessary water damage, especially in the case of relatively small fires. Of course, you will not extinguish a raging fire with high pressure extinguishing, but in the event of small fires and single-room fires as well as in incipient fires, high pressure is a very effective extinguishing method, which nowadays is even used in firefighting vehicles from Rosenbauer in the United States of America.
The USA is traditionally known to “flood” fires with as much water as possible, regardless of the resulting water damage. The ideal solution for the internal extinguishing attack is our combined normal pressure / high-pressure pump in conjunction with our high-pressure hose reel and the Rosenbauer NePiRo spray pistol.