The Industrial World Creates Special Demands on Apparatus.
Every plant has unique hazards - different chemicals; different processes; different terrain; different exposures. When problems occur, you need a truck that will respond quickly and perform reliably every time. You also need a builder that can configure the truck according to your specific needs. KME can be that builder for you...
KME was the first apparatus builder to product a 102' aerial platform capable of flowing 3000gpm through the waterway at full elevation. Our hydraulic and structural engineers made sure that the structure of the ladder and the waterway were strong enough and large enough to withstand the stresses at this flow. As a result, we did something that other builders said couldn't be done.
KME has built dozens of high volume foam tenders. Each of these tenders features a 3000 gallon (or larger) foam concentrate tank and a balanced pressure proportioning system. This allows rapid supply of fixed systems or monitors with foam solution at the necessary concentration.
Power Plant Protection
KME has developed specialty units for power plant protection. These units feature 1500gpm (or larger) pump with an around-the-pump foam system. The also feature at least 500lbs of dry chemical that can be used to safely surpress fires in and around energized gear. This unit may be equipped with cab controlled Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera systems to pinpoint the location of any heat sources. This allows the unit to be used more effectively so that the firefighting agent is applied exactly where it is needed.