Aircraft Fire Trainer are designed to recreate a series of different emergency scenarios, including interior and exterior incident fires and large-scale fuel spill fires on airplanes, all managed by an adjacent control tower
and PC control station. Inside, a series of fires can be accessed by a series of doors on multiple levels, helping to develop realistic rescue scenarios.
Aircraft Fire Trainers are fully programmable, and automatically respond to the application of extinguishing media, for a realistic fire response.
Fire simulations utilize clean burning propane. Alternately, "dual-fueled" fire simulations are available that burn either kerosene for maximum realism or propane for environmental compliance.
co-ax® valves are used to release propane or liquid fuel to the plane mock-up shown in the picture. The fuel is ignited and the fire is extinguished by fire fighting trainees. They use water to extinguish the flames.
Water also keeps the mock-up from distorting. The co-ax® valves are submerged under the gravel and water in the bottom of the pool.
Why are co-ax® valves the preferred choice?
Fast open/closing speed < 100 milliseconds required.
Valves (externally controlled) can be buried in a pit.
Typical co-ax® valves being used in this application