Industrial firefighting vehicles have to fulfill the highest firefighting equipment requirements. The TIGON even exceeds these requirements, since this special vehicle is capable of pump & roll operation and has two separate foam proportioning systems.
The heart – the N80 or N130 built-in pumps and the H5
The strong heart of the firefighting equipment is the normal pressure built-in pump. The powerful N80 is used in the standard TIGON 8×8 vehicle, the nominal output of which is 8,000 l/min at 10 bar (tested according to EN1028 or UL-classified). This is driven directly via the PTO, which also enables pump & roll operation in the vehicle and therefore facilitates firefighting even at full speed. A rather unusual feature for industrial firefighting vehicles, as this is predominantly used in municipal vehicles and is the standard requirement for aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles. If even higher pump outputs are required, the Volvo drive motor is strong enough to drive even the newest Rosenbauer built-in pump. The brand-new N130 pump exceeds everything previously known. The completely newly developed, compact single-stage centrifugal pump with a nominal output of 13,000 l/min at 10 bar leaves nothing to be desired – as long as enough water is available at the scene. The “little” sister – the N110 – is already in use in the latest PANTHER 8×8.
Both the N80 as well as the N130 can be combined with the H5 high pressure pump, which additionally delivers up to 500 l/min at 40 bar, and two rapid intervention systems, which can be supplied with a rigid rubber hose.
Foam operation – more flexible than ever
The chassis of the TIGON is not the only thing that merges the best of two worlds with the Tatra chassis and Rosenbauer’s own driveline. The generation of fire fighting foam with two independent systems leaves nothing to be desired either!
The FIXMIX 2.0 E around-the-pump foam proportioning system is used on one side. In combination with the pump & roll function, a water/foam mixture can be discharged flexibly via both turrets during the journey. Three proportioning ratios can be selected as standard. The around-the-pump foam proportioning system can be operated from both the driver’s cab as well as from the pump operator’s panel.
The latest generation of the Rosenbauer HYROMATIC is installed for industrial usage. The Rosenbauer G8 gear pump is used as a foam compound pump with the HYDROMATIC 800, which delivers up to 800 l/min at 17 bar hydraulically driven. But even here, there is a more powerful version for greater demands. The HYDROMATIC 1200 has the G12 foam compound pump installed, which delivers up to 1,200 l/min at 17 bar.
The HYDROMATIC foam proportioning system allows the infinitely variable adjustment of the proportioning ratio per outlet between 1 and 7%, with an unlimited number of discharge outlets!
Turret – for the highest throw ranges
Throw ranges of over 100 m can be reached with the RM80 (up to 9,500 l/min at 10 bar). And even with the roof turret, the RM80 does not reach its maximum. As a perfect counterpart to the N130 pump, the TIGON can also be equipped with the RM130 large turret (up to 15,000 l/min at 10 bar), which achieves throwing ranges of over 120 m.
The roof turret of the TIGON can – in particular also while driving – be ergonomically controlled from the Rosenbauer control handle. The direction of the control handle determines the direction of the turret, with which the turret can be operated incredibly sensitively and intuitively, even if you need to keep your eyes on the road, for example.
The tried and tested RM15 is installed on the bumper, which enables up to 2,000 l/min at 10 bar for a throw range of up to 70 m.
All turrets can be fitted with the Rosenbauer CHEMCORE nozzle, with which dry powder can be output directly in the center of the water stream. This allow the perfect combination of the positive properties of water and powder.
Even at the vehicle design stage it was important that the firefighting technology could be used in at least as many different ways as the chassis, in order to offer customers the greatest possible flexibility for (almost) every conceivable extinguishing application.