Having collaborated with fire services for over three decades, LION understands the need for firefighters to conduct interior attack training with carbonaceous fires. CFBT critically provides firefighters with a comprehensive understanding of compartment fire dynamics and techniques to deal with them. This form of training however has a significant environmental downside, caused by toxic smoke emissions and is banned in most built-up areas.
To address these environmental issues, LION began researching and designing over a decade ago, a Thermal Oxidisation process specific for CFBT, burning carbonaceous materials. The technology is now in its second generation with improved outcomes and dramatically less gas consumption, these systems have been successfully installed and commissioned all over the world including in residential areas.
More recently again BullEx Australia introduced to our market, ‘off the shelf’ Carbonaceous Fire Training units (CFT/CFT [gas] Hybrid). These self-contained 40’ containers can be equipped with our new 2nd generation Thermal Oxidizer called the LION Smoxidiser®. The Smoxidiser® removes all visible smoke and 99.5% of all smoke borne toxins.
The system can be retrofitted to any building or carbonaceous CFBT training site and is house entirely in a 20 ft. shipping container. The Smoxidiser® effectively manages smoke bank-down levels and allows normal fire progression and growth to occur.
The LION Smoxidiser® systems allow trainers to control the thickness and height of the smoke thermal layer, airflow, and combustion intensity by adjusting the ventilation speed and smoke extraction valves. LION Smoxidiser® can be designed for both forced and natural draft installations.