When the inert product with water vapor and steam is blown into a space in which a fire rages, the fire will be smothered by lack of oxygen and the heat will be drastically reduced. Eventually the fire will go out entirely. In jargon; two of the three elements from the fire triangle are eliminated. The Steamexfire can ultimately reduce the oxygen percentage in a closed space to 1% and keep it inert.
To make a space, such as an underground mine, closed, inflatable plugs are used.
The Steamexfire is placed outside the space where the fire is raging and is connected to the closed space with tubes or harmonica hose to blow in the inert product. The inertisation process is done from a safe place. This means in case of an underground coal mine fire, the Steamexfire system is placed on the surface and a ventilation shaft or bore-hole is used to guide the inert product to the affected area.
The system is often placed on a truck with its own fuel supply or on a temporary base.
Liberty Gasturbine Holland has stand-by systems ready to deploy, 24/7.