Equipment Manufacturing Division
This division is the specialist manufacturer and supplier of the BELL FIREFIGHTER range of fire control equipment, including portable fire units, trailers, emergency response vehicles, fire hose reels, high-pressure fire pumps and foam / water suppression nozzles. We provide design and engineering solutions for most fire related tasks.
SPACESAVER SERIES SLIP-ON FIRE CONTROL UNITS
Portable slip-on style fire units which have been designed and developed to take up minimum space on a vehicle tray to allow for normal operational use of the vehicle whilst continuing to carry fire equipment.
SPACESAVER tanks are engineered to support the severe vibration and weight of heavy-duty pumpset units which for special applications have been fitted with diesel engines up to 12hp. Each tank model has fibreglass strengthened base legs for stability support and facilitates tie-down security with 4 x through tray rubber cushioned drop bolts.
These lightweight, direct coupled, single-stage centrifugal pumps are manufactured from corrosion resistant marine grade aluminium with stainless fastenings. Simple in construction, extremely robust with self adjusting, long wearing seal faces, they are capable of high output pressures when close coupled to engines developing up to 3600 rpm in the range of 8-60hp petrol or diesel.
QUICKFLOW PRIMER PUMP
Manufactured in high strength cast aluminium to take the inevitable hard knocks of firefighting operations. Simple, single-handed operation and low maintenance is assured with internal diaphragm and self flushing non-return valves protected by a brass / stainless line filter that minimises water debris blockages. Mounting is direct 4 x bolt to any flat surface / bracket at any angle to the pump.
Cast Aluminium Fire Hose Reels
A heavy duty cast aluminium range of hose reels fitted with fully serviceable swivel valve, hose guide rollers, tension lock brake, security barrel-bolt lock and removable winder handle.
Primarily designed for fire control use with water but suitable for a variety of other uses including plant wash down, industrial air lines, hookah diving, rope and line stowage and agricultural spraying.
Four standard models are available, but alternative specifications are manufactured including;
- “Cut-off” leg models to suit confined space requirements.
- Electric Rewind to reduce constant physical strain with resultant Firefighter Fatigue during prolonged firefighting operations.
- Fully automatic electric “Run-out / Rewind” models with radio link pocket controller for single operator use.
Lightweight metal spun aluminium hose reel with rotary swivel valve, pedestal mount base plate, tension lock brake and fixed winder handle.
Primarily designed for fire control use with water, but suitable for a variety of other uses including industrial airlines, hookah diving, rope and line stowage and agricultural and pest control spraying operations.
The RAYDAN variable proportioner provides accurate induction of the various range of firefighting foam concentrates on pumps up to 75mm suction.
There are two models available:
The standard (yellow) RAYDAN is calibrated to produce rates from 35 to 65 through a 40mm or 65mm hose or 1% to 12% chemical mix through a 20mm/25mm hose.
The limited flow (blue) RAYDAN is calibrated to produce rates from 0.1% to 1% chemical mix through either 20mm, 25mm or 40mm delivery hose.
Both units are available in kit form, complete with hoses and fittings and are readily fitted to most centrifugal pumps.
A controlled burning “drip torch” with a lightweight aluminum fuel tank coupled to a heavy duty steel wick stem. Fuel flow is via a brass control valve located at the tank end of the wick stem.
An alternative model incorporates fuel flow via a stainless steel lever operated control valve which provides manually operated fuel safety shut-off control.
The Backburner operator has complete control of fuel flow from the wick end via the lever handle which will not allow fuel flow unless depressed by the operator. In a “man down” – loss of control type situation, the burning torch cannot continue to supply fuel to the burning wick end unlike most standard valve control burning torches.
The BACKBURNER design incorporates an “open hook” style of handle, which enables the torch to be hooked over the drop side of a vehicle to facilitate two-handed ease of pouring fuel into the fuel tank via the integral funnel incorporated into the base. This method of filling also eliminates ingress of sand and dirt to the fuel-soaked wick.
A cast aluminum BACKBURNER HOLDER with drain holes and single bolt mounting is also available to ensure BACKBURNERS can be suitably stored and mounted on fire control vehicles.
BLACKOUT DIFFUSER NOZZLES
A range of sturdy diffuser style nozzles developed and built predominantly for bushfire control. Fitted with a unique floating diffuser which prevents debris-induced water stream distortion with minimal rotational turns between jet/spray flow characteristics for ease of gloved hand use. Available in sizes to suit hose reel and layflat use. Utilised in a variety of engineered products, such as pistol grip nozzles, high volume monitor discharge, fixed fire protection deluge and direct coupled plant wash down.
Also known as a twist grip nozzle.
FASTFLOW WATER MONITOR
Stainless steel water monitors suitable for a variety of uses from fixed and mobile firefighting operations, industrial plant wash down and dust suppression where operators are protected from high discharge pressures by eliminating hand-held nozzles.
Manually controlled with vertical elevation on axis of approximately 75° above to 75° below and horizontal movement either way through 360° continuous rotation.
Fully serviceable stainless / neoprene rotary swivel valves with sealed roller bearings. Available in 50mm & 40mm diameter with optional tapered straight jet or variable diffuser discharge nozzle. Available with BSP inlet connection or mounting flange as required.
FREEFLOW HYDRANT STANDPIPE
A range of polished alloy hydrant rise standpipes, generally manufactured to suit both key & bar and ball type below ground hydrant valves common to Western Australia with British Instantaneous discharge couplings. Also available with Storz and other customer requirements.
All standpipes are available in both fixed / swivel head and single / dual head discharge couplings and are manufactured with the foot lock nut available in cast alloy or brass.
Hydrant Bar & Key
25mm steel bar stock with pinned and welded cast iron key and spindle end fittings, to suit (WA) below ground hydrant valves.
TRUCKMOUNT EXTINGUISHER BRACKETS
Heavy duty galvanised steel extinguisher brackets designed for mobile use to securely lock most brands of extinguisher with pull down lever release. Three models are available with both vertical and horizontal positioning installation and adjustable with rubber shock absorbing pads to limit cylinder damage.