Ultra High Pressure
Go Where the Fire Is
Whether you’re headed for a fire in close quarters like a vehicle engine compartment, an off-road wildland fire or a structural fire, HMA Fire technology lets you go where the fire is.
- Our UHP technology is incorporated into a range of on- and off-road vehicles—from custom mini-pumpers, skid units and brush trucks to ATVs.
- Our systems are a versatile add-on to full-size fire vehicles.
- Some units are designed to be deployable via aircraft or helicopter.
Get There First
UHP technology is fully operational within seconds. This puts you at the site and in control of the fire sooner.
Do More with Fewer People
- Automatic throttle control and low-water shutdown enable a single person to operate the system. The pump is fully operational without a pump panel operator.
- Our ¾-inch hand line can be hauled and operated by a single person, with less strain and fatigue.
- Originally developed for forward operating bases in the Middle East, our UHP systems are engineered to be easy to maintain.
- Cutting-edge electronics, control systems and maintenance/service technology deliver superior performance and ease of use.
- HMA ultra-high pressure suppression systems use 1/3 to 1/10 the water with more than 90 percent effectiveness.
- With our UHP systems, approximately 90 percent of the water is used in putting out the fire. With low pressure systems, only up to 20 percent of the water reaches the fire.
- A low-pressure system running at 200 gallons per minute is similar to a UHP system running at 20 gpm.
UHP: The Facts
With UHP systems, 90 percent of the water goes directly on the fire. The rest converts to steam that fills the room, removing oxygen and cooling the air. When using low-pressure pumps, only 10 to 20 percent of the water actually reaches the fire. The rest is wasted.
Fast decrease in temps
Testing has shown that using ultra high pressure fire suppression and proper attack patterns, upper-layer room temperatures can be decreased by more than 1,000 degrees F in seconds.
Improved visibility and safety
Our UHP systems have exceptional positive-pressure ventilation capabilities. Visibility and safety are improved, because the smoke quickly dissipates.
Uses less water
In most instances, fire affects only a small portion of a structure. Water and smoke are responsible for the greatest damage. UHP fire suppression uses considerably less water, most of which evaporates, leaving significantly less damage.