Jet fire extinguisher. Texas Forest Service wildfires 2011.

Texas Wildfires 2011: Season Among Worst In State History

Аmong Soviet and post-Soviet fire-fighting equipment, only the gas-water-quenching still is the world's best.
AGVT (ПСУГВТ-200  АГВТ-150  AI-19IGG-A Automobile) car-gas-water quenching, designed to extinguish the oil and gasfountains, as well as fires at the chemical plants. Empirically determined that the greatest effect is the thread in which 54% water and 46% of the exhaust gases.
Сountries that produce such equipment:
Ukraine, Russia, Hungary
Names of manufactured products:
ПСУГВТ-200   АГВТ-150  AI-19IGG-A Automobile   JFR-250 "The Great Wind"(Hungarian)

Мodernization reserves:
With the help of a jet engine can be fed into the flame an inert gases and pieces of dry ice

Еxtinguishing fires in coal mines harder than еxtinguishing gasfountains. In mines the flames takes a large volume. Stream of carbon dioxide from evaporating dry ice at the bottom of the mine could push out the flame. After successfully fighting a fire in a coal mine may  be not enough oxygen for breathing. To continue the rescue operations must be pumped into the mine fresh air with water spray. There are many technologies fire-fighting spraying water in the world. water droplets must be sufficiently dispersed to effectively reduce the temperature. This greatly improves the dampness, and sometimes because of the water film, surfaces become slippery. Sometimes you have to bring sand to sprinkle the slippery surface on your way
Мust be remembered that prolonged high temperatures ( about 50-60 Celsius degree) in the coal mine - a sign of the future explosion, even if the amount of methane in the normal range.

Quality of the extinguish by water using a jet engine can be estimated from video

AI-19IGG-A Automobile Unit

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The AI-19IGG-A automobile unit is designated for localization, suppression and prevention of fires in closed spaces, such as mines, tunnels, cable manholes, oil-filling tankers, storerooms. The AI-19IGG inert gas generator mounted on an automobile chassis produces and delivers to a fire area a steam-gas mixture with low oxygen content which hampers burning or inflammation.
The AI-19IGG-A unit and its auxiliary equipment is delivered as a modulus of full factory readiness. For convenience of transporting the steam-gas mixture to a fire area the AI-19IGG inert gas generator is mounted on a rotating platform of an automobile and is furnished with an extensible arrow-like pipeline. In the figure is shown a diagram of possible applications of the AI-19IGG-A unit for suppressing fire in different industrial premises. The maximally possible achievable altitude, at which the steam-gas mixture can be transported, makes up 14 meters.
The normal operation of the AI-19IGG unit is maintained with availability of the following conditions:

altitude above sea level up to, m 3000

ambient temperature, С° -30…+50

air relative humidity, % 80

wind velocity, m/s 20

terrain slope prior to installation, % (degree) 5.2 (3°)

AI-19IGG-A unit main technical characteristics
Unit type Automotive unit with extensible arrow-like pipeline and turntable.
Mounting base KAMAZ-53229 automobile chassis and AI-19IGG inert gas generator.
Turntable rotation speed, rpm 0.3…1.5
Arrow lifting (lowering) speed, m/sec 0.2…0.5
Road clearance, mm 290
Overall dimensions in transport attitude, m
length 12
width 2.5
height 3.8
Unit weight with tanks full of water and fuel, ton 18
Maximal transport velocity, km/h
on roads with improved covering 60
on field roads 20
Minimal automobile turning radius, m 16.6
The AI-19IGG-A unit shall be operated without maintenance not less than 72 hours. The maintenance is carried out after 100 hours of operating time. After 500 hours of operating time an overhaul repair of the unit is carried out.

This equipment shoot capsules with Fire-extinguishing powder 
Ukrainian Firefighting vehicles Impulse-2M

The Russian system of multilateral impulse fire extinguishing "Vetluga"



6 fails of roskosmos = space shuttle program reopen

in December 2010 launch vehicle "Proton-M" buried three navigation satellite "GLONASS-M" in the Pacific Ocean

in February 2011 Launch vehicle "Rokot" delivered satellite "Geo-IK-2" to the wrong orbit. In June, it was unofficially declared of a total loss the satellite.

August 18, 2011 carrier rocket "Proton-M" satellite "Express-AM4" was launched from Baikonur, but there was a loss of communication with Earth.

August 24, 2011 launched a carrier rocket "Soyuz-U" with a cargo vehicle "Progress M-12M", but because of the accident, the third stage propulsion rocket ship was not launched into orbit.

November 9, 2011 was launched from Baikonur vehicle "Phobos-Grunt", designed to deliver samples of Phobos soil to Earth. However, after separation from the launch vehicle "Zenit" in the machine motors are not logged in, which should bring it to a high reference orbit.

December 23, 2011 Communication satellite "Meridian", the launch of which took place on Friday from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, failed to take into orbit

The main problem  is that Roscosmos provides delivery of the astronauts on the ISS ...
Therefore, the space shuttle program can come back  even before the end of the Obama presidency

 CNN reports that a 7.2 earthquake has struck In Turkey, making it the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in ten years.

sometimes it happens...


A month before this Geocataclysm-2011 
Congress was held... And you will not believe  In Turkey and was dedicated to Earthquake prediction! 
has not predicted...

I think it was necessary to write it this way "All participants of Geocataclysm-2011 Congress
need send their final paper till 24 October, 2011".  Then the predictions would have been successful...

Nature feels better, Without human...

Photos of Chernobyl and the dead city of Pripyat

preparations for Hurricane Irene...

Previously I was thinking that the biggest idiocy is a global Warming
But when I saw the preparations for Hurricane Irene...

Before earthquake 11.03.11 in the destruction of Japan were competing various monsters (Mothra, Godzilla) that have become part of the art