Fighting Fire With a Steam Machine

A chance discovery has transformed an engine intended for speedboats into a powerful firefighting tool that douses flames with jets of water mist. During tests, a technician at Pursuit Dynamics squirted water into it with a garden hose purely out of curiosity. To everyone’s surprise, the water emerged as a jet of fine droplets that drenched anyone standing within 20m of it

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