Turret extinguishing systems

Individual concepts for effective fire protection

Rosenbauer's turret extinguishing systems are used where sprinkler and spray water systems offer insufficient protection or could lead to high consequential damage. The extinguishing process is fully automated thanks to the use of turrets in combination with an infrared camera. With turret systems, the extinguishing agent can be utilized in a targeted manner.


Impresses with

  • Precise extinguishing agent deployment
  • Water, powder or CAFS can be used as extinguishing agent
  • Large throw ranges
  • Safely reaching the burning material over large distances
  • Intuitive operation
"For us, Rosenbauer's turret extinguishing systems are an important component in a package of mesaures, with which we protect people, materials and the environment from harmful events. We are convinced that this technology - which identifies noticeable temperature fluctuations already at an early stage - offers best protection for us. We would prefer it if the high tech systems did not have to prove their performance strengths."
Peter Berlekamp Project Manager Fire Protection
Karl Tönsmeier Entsorgunswirtschaft GmbH & Co. KG
"We already looked very intensively at different system types in advance and have evaluated them according to the criteria that are important to us. The turret extinguishing systems from Rosenbauer scored in all relevant matters. The systems are powerful, technologically sophisticated, and easy to use. Overall, the customized solutions that were developed for the Oppin, Porta Westfalica and Paderborn sites offer the best possible protection."
Andreas Thiel Branch Manager LVP Sorting Plants in the "recyclable material" specialist center of the Tönsmeier Group
Karl Tönsmeier Entsorgungswirtschaft GmbH & Co. KG
"The main reason why we decided on a fire extinguishing system by Rosenbauer, more than anything else, was that we wanted to sustainably protect the assets that we have established here at the sorting plant. The intent was to mitigate the latent fire risk that we will always have here to te extent we can fight a fire before it breaks out. The solution we found for this is the fully-automated fire extinguishing system by Rosenbauer in combination with infrared detection by Orglmeister. Establishing total protection for all of the risk areas at our sorting plant certainly sets new standards in the recycling industry."
Bernd Hoffmann Plant Manager Bochum subsidiary
Remondis AG & Co. KG

Areas of application

Turret extinguishing systems offer protection for all types of buildings, objects and materials thanks to their flexibility. 

Building fire protection

  • Aircraft hangars
  • Helicopter landing sites
  • Warehouse halls
  • Waste bunkers
  • Large storage tanks
  • etc.

 Protection of flammable materials

  • Waste
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Wood, wood chips
  • Rubber
  • Flammable liquids
  • etc.


RM15 turret

The RM15 turret is a compact, electronically controlled turret, which is especially suited for operation in tough environments. The RM15 is available as a water, foam, or powder turret.

With flow rates of up to 2,000 l/min, the turret achieves throw ranges of over 60 m without any significant drift losses. It is ideal for tight installations thanks to its compact design. Its simple and intuitive operation contributes to its safe control.
The RM15 has been proven hundreds of times in both stationary and mobile operations.

RM35 Turret 

The RM35 is a compact, electronically controlled turret for protecting storage areas, waste bunkers, airplane hangars, helicopter landing sites etc. The RM35 is available as a water or foam monitor, or as a  powder monitor or combined foam/powder monitor (ChemCore).
It achieves high flow rates of up to 4,750 l/min water or water-foam compound mixture (at 10 bar). Also, this turret model impresses with its compact design and very simple and intuitive operation.

RM80 turret

The RM80 too is an electronically controlled turret for protecting storage areas, airplane hangars, helicopter landing sites etc. The RM80 is available as a water or foam monitor, or as a  powder monitor or combined foam/powder monitor (ChemCore).
The turret achieves high flow rates of up to 9,500 l/min or water-foaming agent mixture (at 10 bar).

  • These turrets can be connected to an infrared temperature monitoring system. This allows  targeted extinguishing to be carried out when a hot spot is detected.
  • The turrets are equipped with an oscillating function. This means that the turret runs along a rectangle pattern, the size and position of which are freely definable, and as a result enables fully automatic operation for full-coverage extinguishing.

CAFS (compressed air foam system)

CAFS (compressed air foam) has superior foam quality and highest extinguishing power with small quantities.

Under the influence of compressed air, a simple water-foam mixture will be mixed in the FLASH CAFS central unit into highly efficient CAF foam. The mixing chamber is protected against environmental influences, thus fire fumes cannot influence foam building.

The air required for foam expansion will be provided by compressed air bottles. In this way the system requires no external energy - it is completely self-sufficient.


CAFS enables fast and safe extinguishing for optimum plant protection.

  • Consistently stable foam qualityFoam sticks to hot surfaces - also vertically
  • Rapid smothering of the flames through oxygen deprivation
  • Deep penetration into the burning material by reducing the surface tension of water
  • Increased safety against back-burning and sustainable cooling through compact CAFS foam structure
  • Lower application rates for efficient fire fighting and limiting water damage
  • Extensive extinguishing agent quantity through active foam expansion to CAFS

Application examples and references

Extinguishing system for a waste sorting plant (storage hall and conveyor belt) of Remondis



Link to application

To the video on YouTube


Extinguishing system for the Eurofighter engine test bench



Link to application

To the video on YouTube


Extinguishing system for a Spreerecycling waste bunker



Link to application