In keeping with the mission of providing the most
effective pre-paredness in fire protection and life-saving, TEXOGA
Technologies has developed a special business unit called TEXOGA
Fire Technologies Inc. (TFT). This group is tasked to bring on-line
new safety products and systems that come from the defense industry
where billions of dollars are spent on research. Many of these
products are proprietary and have only recently been released
to the private sector. In addition, Texoga Fire Technologies sponsors
it own research and development into technologies of the future. Click Here to go to the Jumbo Fire Tank Web site. For Armored Technologies, Click Here to go there.
One of the most critical tasks for coalition and provisional government forces in Iraq is the daily sweeping of roads for IEDs (improvised explosive devices). These are mines, bombs or explosive shells that are wired for detonation by cell phones or radio frequency emission devices. For details and information on the Armored Technologies Inc., IED Detonation Vehicle, click here.
(Texogatech Product Sheet) Current TFT products include the FFT 5000 Fire-Fighting
Tank for fire containment in remote areas. This vehicle
developed by Europe's largest defense contractor KRAUSS MAFFEI-WEGMANN
is designed with extensive off-road and land-clearing capabilities
and consists of a 5,000 gallon foam delivery system mounted on
the reliable Leopard I tank chassis. The integrated nuclear, biological,
and chemical (NBC) protection system of the Leopard 1 protects
the crew against smoke and toxic gases and allows this vehicle
to operate where no commercial unit can go. Conversely, its mountable
high tech rubberized pads for the tracks enable it to be driven
on public roads. Coupled with the above features and the capability
to be transported on a commercial trailer, this vehicle can be
deployed to respond to the most hazardous fire situations. The
unit is best suited for forest fires, harbor and industrial fire-fighting,
tunnel tires and refinery and petrochemical remote sites (desert
TFT also offers various types of fire-resistant
fuels (FRF) under the SAFuel name which are the result of decades
of U.S. and European research in fuel types, surfactants and emulsions.
These fuels are designed for use in conventional engines with
little or no modifications. They have been shown to reduce vapor,
fire, and explosion incidence in ignition or ballistic penetration
cases. These unique fuel mixtures also prove to be self extinguishing
in pooling fires and therefore eliminate secondary explosions.
As an added benefit, the FRF blends improve engine thermal efficiencies
and prolong engine life. Additional studies indicate reduced exhaust
particulate emissions (less smoke) and a long shelf life. Because
there is always a potential fire hazard present either in storing
diesel fuel or using it to drive a vehicle, TFT will be offering
both mixed products and chemical additives for distribution to
the commercial market.
Future Texoga developments include halon replacement
units, advanced fire suppression compounds, and new fire equipment
systems from some of the world's leading developers. The TFT group
will continue to advance the state of the art in fire and explosion
prevention as well as offer the finest new products available
under its one-stop-shopping concept.