Weapons 17/02/20 WHIP-1: how to use a Kalashnikov extinguish fires
Amazingly, the most popular in the world and the most popular variant of small arms, Kalashnikov (AK), were able to find peaceful uses. The exhibition devoted to the 80 anniversary of the outstanding designer M. T. Kalashnikov in 1999 demonstrated a device based on the AK, developed by specialists of “Izhmash” under the leadership of his son, Viktor Mikhailovich, purely peaceful purposes – fire pulse type.
the Principle of operation of the slot machine fireman
the Principle of operation of individual equipment (WHIP) on the basis of AK is in the flow by means of compressed air on a special, impaled on the barrel of the gun, the tank fire-extinguishing aerosol, which is then when the blank cartridge, is fed under high pressure into the object of ignition.
the Idea behind the principle of AK-firefighter, to call it innovative would be incorrect. In 1990 (patent application No. 4811826) one of the Russian inventors proposed to use for pulse fire filled with gunpowder (or other explosives) cartridge to dinamoriga grenade launcher. Similar proposals have appeared previously.
what is the advantage of
However, use as a Whip exactly what AK is, in the opinion of the developers of the system, a number of advantages, including increased efficiency switching technology used by:
mechanical churning flame high-speed and powerful stream of fine particles of the mixture/water;cloud of fire extinguishing aerosols, having filmed effect;accelerated cooling the burning surface at, practically instantaneous vaporization of small particles of the fire-extinguishing mixture/water;dilution and subsequent displacement of the oxygen-vapor mixture/water from the combustion zone;deposition of combustion products in the flow delivered by the machine aerosols.
in addition, the UIP on the basis of AK belongs to the category of high-speed engines (lag lies in the range 0.1 – 1 sec.) – the value is limited only by the speed of response on the start-up of compressed air and pumped into the cylinders of fire extinguishing compounds.
However, judging by press reports (IZHEVSK, March 30, 2018 /TASS and “Kommersant” №69 from 18.04.1998, p. 7), the possibility of massive use in the MOE adapted to fire AK for a number of reasons, is still a question. And yet, the idea remains promising.
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