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Dry powder tender - AP-5 (53213) model 196
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No: 11042   Contributor: Viacheslav Maksimov   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Pozhmashina   Country: Ukraine
Dry powder tender - AP-5 (53213) model 196

Dry powder tender - AP-5 (53213) model 196
Fire Brigade - 27 Fire Station, Kiev Fire Dept
Factory - Pozhmashina (Ladan, Ukraine)
Chassis type - KAMAZ-53213
Drive configuration - 6 x 4
Crew - 1+2
Dry powder capacity - 5500-6000 kg
Dry powder roof monitor - 2400/3600 kg/min
Year built - 1991
Picture added on 15 September 2008
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Wow, that is about 5.5 Metric Tonnes of Dry Chemical. Equals 12, 125 pounds of powder minimum.

Quite something to bring to a fire.

Thanks again, for all these interesting Fire Engines. Regards, from Canada, Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 15 September 2008.
Viacheslav, thanks once again for sharing these photographs with us.I'm finding them most interesting, like I'm sure alot of other people from
around the world.Thankyou from Pete in the UK.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 September 2008.
Pete, if you like this truck the Russian company Elecon make a very good 1: 43 die-cast model of it w a plastic fire equipment body in Kazan colours - w/o the whitewalls though!

Added by G-TOMM on 07 January 2013.
Viacheslav, do you know what sort of fire this truck would respond to?

Added by Tiger on 07 January 2013.
Dry powder is very versatile, and can be used on virtually any class of fire. It is commonly found in hand extinguishers all over the world. I have used them in my own home when beds in our guest room caught fire (they were too small, and turned out to be pretty useless).

Umits like this are called to fires, which either cannot or should not be extinguished by water or foam. These include electrical installations, vehicles, aircraft fires, machinery which could be permanently damaged by water, as well as certain chemicals and metals.

Dry powder is very popular in northern and central Europe, but these types of major dry powder trucks are relatively few and far between elsewhere, except at airports and in certain industrial fire brigades. The trend nowadays amongst municipal fire services is to instal the powder cylinders on pods, which are brought to the incident by a multi-purpose transporter.

Powder trucks or pods are usually special called instead of being part of the first response, except where the pre-plan has identified a specific risk.

If you are buying a dry powder extinguisher for home or garage use, my advice is to get a 10KG unit - they may be a bit heavy for some family members, but the 2 and 5 KG extinguishers are a bit marginal in their effectiveness.

Added by Rob Johnson on 08 January 2013.
Thanks, Rob. Very helpful!

Added by Tiger on 08 January 2013.
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