Development of Firefighting Equipment for Efficient Firefighting Strategy (Development of New Hose)
Yoshiaki Miyazato*, Takumi Sasaki*, Masaki Sakaguchi**, and Atsushi Nakamura***
*Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu
1-1 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu 808-0135, Japan
**Ashimoti Industry Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan
***Kitakyushu Fire Department, Kitakyushu, Japan
We have developed new firefighting hoses and compared them to conventional hoses, measuring their pressure loss when water alone or mixed water passed through. As a result, it is found that the new hoses have lower pressure loss than conventional hoses, and fewer kinks and they are more durable.
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