Welcome to Micro-Droplet Systems, a revolutionary and American fire suppression company that will create positive changes to suppressing fire with micro droplets. The passion behind our company is supported by a 30-year professional career Fire Firefighter and a 30-year career High Performance Machinist who believes in this proven fire suppression technology that can be up to 90% more efficient than most of today’s standard firefighting delivery of water on fires. Our system and nozzle design delivers 7 – 100 micron size water droplets at a medium delivery pressure of 350-375 psi. The smaller the water droplet, the more surface area gained to cool fuels and suppress.
Our system increases firefighter safety, saves water, decreases water damage, reduces the use of chemical foams, and reduces contaminated water runoff.
No matter where you work as a firefighter, we are all providing a professional service to serve and protect. As Firefighters, we want to provide that service with the best equipment to do our jobs more effectively and efficiently. First, to keep us safe by reducing exposure to extreme high heat and reduce exposure to cancer causing burning material. Second, to increase our chances to save a victim’s life. Our goal with our suppression system is to do just that. We can apply water with our half inch attack line to change fire and heat conditions within seconds. Testing shows that an 800 degree fire can be reduced to 175 degrees with one micro burst without the buildup of harmful steam. When water is applied in micro droplets, water is absorbed so quickly by the heat that there is no leftover water to create harmful steam.
Smaller water droplets scientifically proven by the late Fire Chief Lloyd Layman. His studies with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy in 1953 proved that water in smaller droplets created more surface area to absorb more heat.
The technology for fighting fires with less water is our future. Less water and better results for increasing safety, less structural damage, less contaminated water runoff and increasing our customer service.
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The Water Atomizing Suppression Pump is a high-technology mobile fire suppression pump designed to increase water’s ability to absorb a tremendous amount of heat in a short period of time without wasting water. It’s a positive displacement pump that builds 575 PSI at the pump to deliver a non-harmful water stream at 350 to 375 psi through a ½” high-pressure 150’ hose line. The high-tech fire nozzle, called “the Stinger Nozzle,” is made of heavy-duty stainless steel that can be used as a breaking tool for puncturing drywall or glass.
The Stinger Nozzle head is designed to break water down into smaller water droplets, ( 7 to 100 microns) also referred to as micro droplets. Water is pumped into the nozzle head and reduced by 7 small water jets. These water jets work similar to a fuel-injected carburetor by creating more efficiency, and they have two means of creating the droplets. First, water goes through a tiny hole that is directed straight through the center of the water jet. Second, water moves through a small carve-out on the side of the water jet. This process creates turbulence and breaks the water down to a smaller droplet. With this design in effect, the larger droplet leads and the smaller water droplet follows right behind. The larger droplets supply the distance to the stream and the smaller droplets follow directly behind to close the gap and reduce entrained air.
The straight stream meets NFPA minimum 35’ distance standard. The WASP has a distance of 50’. The fog stream distance is approximately 30’.
The WASP is a mobile fire suppression unit that is built on a skid-mounted powder coated steal frame. It weighs approximately 400 lbs without water and approximately 1000 lbs with 70 gallons of water. The WASP unit comes standard with a 70-gallon polyurethane tank. The standard manual reel comes with a 150’ ½” high-pressure hose line, and it has the ability to pump and roll when used on vegetation fires. The WASP unit can be separated into to two major parts and installed into a fire engine compartment as well. The unit can be integrated into the engines water and foam tank system. The WASP unit can draft water out of pools or natural resources with its 20’ one-inch drafting hose, which is equipped with a strainer that can be bought separately.
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October 25, 2017 We traveled to San Luis Obispo County and trained with San Miguel Fire Department. Representatives from Camp Roberts, CalTrans and the Environmental Department attended as well. San Miguel Fire Chief, Rob Roberson set up 5 different training sites to test and prove that using new water suppression technology can reduce firefighter exposures […]
An article written by Brian F. McQueen on 8/4/17 explains the dangers the common firefighter encounters on all fires everyday somewhere around the world. The danger is smoke exposure from burning material that is filled with highly toxic chemicals that will cause some form of cancer. It has been studied that one out of every […]
Acorn Newspaper Story About Micro Droplet Systems Micro Droplet Systems appreciates the Acorn newspaper and reporter Melissa Simon for covering our New High Pressure Fire Suppression Technology. Our Water Atomizing Suppression Pump (WASP) and Stinger Nozzle is the future for ranchers, farmers, businesses, fire departments, and homeowners. The Acorn does a great job with covering […]