InnoVfoam engineers recently commissioned the foam fire suppression system at the helideck of the hospital in Essen, Germany. InnoVfoam supplied, in order from helideck manufacturer Bitschnau from Austria, a “plug and play” foam system with VdS approved main components.
The components, consisting of a firefighting pump with control cabinet, foam proportioning system with test facility and valves, are mounted on a steel frame. The frame was hoisted to a room underneath the helideck.
Two electrically operated fire monitors guarantees an effective foam distribution over the entire helipad securing a safe landing place. The foam concentrate used in this system is the fluorine-free, ICAO approved, Re-Healing RF3 foam from Solberg Scandinavian.
The commissioning took place under great interest of local authorities, fire department, inspecting authorities and hospital staff.