Projects Highlight Crofton’s Fire Training Buildings & Simulators: Two new projects recently completed by Crofton Engineering demonstrate its growing expertise as a specialist fabricator and installer of fire training buildings and live fire simulators. The company has designed and built an extensive range of carbonaceous fire behaviour training units (CFBTU) for the new Joint Police and Fire Training Centre in Ripley, Derbyshire. It also recently constructed a fixed rescue training and firefighting (ARFF) trainer at Exeter Airport, the airport’s first purpose-built firefighting training simulator, where Crofton worked with project lead Fireblast Global.
The new Joint Police and Fire Training Centre in Ripley, Derbyshire has been equipped with several different Crofton CFBTUs configured and customised to cater for a wide variety of carbonaceous fire training scenarios. The units provided include a 12-metre-long Attack Unit, a 12m Demonstration Unit, a 6m Window unit, a timber store and Multi-Storey Grid Unit. The Multi-Storey Unit has been designed to simulate a domestic dwelling and a commercial space. Its features include a single storey garage with pitched roof, live fire areas on all floors, two internal and one external staircase, a dry riser unit, an artificial smoke machine with ducting to all rooms and a mixture of steel, uPVC and timber doors and windows.
Crofton project managed the construction and installation of the new ARFF trainer at Exeter Airport and manufactured the fuselage, tail, cradle and steps. The trainer features a wide wing on one side with jet engine simulator, and a narrow wing and propeller engine simulator on the other side. Completed earlier this year, the simulator enables the airport to carry out a wide range of live fire aircraft simulations.
“The new aircraft training and firefighting trainer is the first project of its kind for Crofton Engineering and a showcase of our expanded capabilities,” says Glen Godfrey, director of Crofton Engineering. “Working with Fireblast Global enables us to offer an expanded range of fire training simulators for aircraft, buildings and urban search and rescue scenarios.”
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