Archive for April, 2011

Putting out fires while using compressed air

The concept of “surround and drown” has been a basic firefighting concept since the first fire brigades formed.
But relatively new technology that utilizes compressed air and fire retardant foam is starting to prove it can be more effective in some instances.
John Finley, president and CEO of Finley Fire Equipment in McConnelsville, said compressed air foam [...]

Pressurized airplane cabins using compressed air

Last week the world was treated to an unexpected spectacle – the sight of an airplane cabin with a big hole in it open to the sky. We can imagine that this spectacle was even more unexpected to people who were on the flight. If you saw photos or video of the hole, you may [...]