What did PCL do?
PCL and ECFRS worked together to design and develop a prototype unit which features two BA cylinders connected to a digital gauge and inflation hose on a cart for maximum manoeuvrability.
Cleverly-designed, the unit is small but stable and allows the operator to preset the tyre pressure on the unit to inflate the tyres automatically.
With an internal rechargeable battery, the unit is completely mobile and can be easily manoeuvred around the appliance bay.
The innovative cart will be approximately a half to a third of the cost of a mobile hydravane and significantly cheaper than fixed installations.
It has the potential to save considerable costs, not just for ECFRS, but also nationally, and in any stations that do not have a fixed airline.
ECFRS has already received delivery of 20 of the bespoke units from PCL and there has been interest from several other fire services around the UK.
This partnership with ECFRS underlines PCL’s commitment to innovation, all of which takes place in its R&D centre at its head-office in Sheffield, and its desire to bring to market, robust, reliable, safe and accurate tyre inflation systems.
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