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 .3 mm size micro 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. We can reduce 1200 degree fires in a room from to 800 – 600 degrees in seconds 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 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, also referred to as micro droplets, which are approximately .3 mm in size. 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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We delivered three custom made trailers to Ventura Farms to haul the WASP units behind the Ranch’s UTV’s. The WASP on our trailers makes it very mobil to prevent a small fire from growing into a large fire often caused by weed clearing tools. With the WASP unit and annual training, Ventura Farms will always […]
During a training demonstration at the CalTrans yard in San Luis Obispo, California, a small trash can fire was used for training employees on how to suppress a fire with a dry chemical extinguisher. We all know that dry chemical can create a mess and is not friendly to the Storm Water run off. To […]
May 28th, 2017, Three helicopters and more than 150 firefighters were used on a 55 acre brush fire in Brentwood, California. The fire was started by a weed eater clearing brush for defensible space for this years brush season. The fire season is well under way in California. More brush fires have started this year […]