Bluemont: Fire & Rescue NSW takes delivery of their first Hytrans mobile water supply unit

Bluemont: Fire & Rescue NSW takes delivery of their first Hytrans mobile water supply unit.

In August the unit, manufactured by Hytrans in The Netherlands, was delivered by Bluemont and features a 8,000 liters per minute pumping capability with easy (open) water access. The 1,600 metres of 150mm hose can be laid at 40 km per hour and recovered at a speed of 2 km per hour.

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The Hytrans unit will enable FRNSW to tranfer bulk water quickly over large distances to feed fire appliances, monitors, temporary firewater reservoirs and aerial appliances. Or in case of flood: pump out tunnels, low lying parking garages and cellars. Initial training has started.

Other Australian users of Hytrans include most large petro-chemical companies (tank farms, refineries, ports) and Fire Brigade CFA in Victoria.