After years of seeing firsthand how Forest fires devastate our communities and land, we decided there has to be a better way to deal with them! You can’t travel 5 Km without running into a large body of water throughout Canada, so why not utilize this standing water to fight the fires! We then spent the next 4 years developing a new type of water pump
What is a Trident Pump?
Thanks to our Patented design, our pump always uses 100% of the available power at full engine RPM and adjusts itself to meet a particular flow or head constraint regardless of the suction or piping configuration; basically, we have one pump that changes to produce different pump curves based on what you want!
Our pump drive has the ability to apply up to 1313 lb. ft. of torque at the impeller, while weighing in at between 550 lbs and 650 lbs. depending on options. This allows us to move water great distances at higher pressures than most conventional pumps currently on the market. What this means is, our pumps can perform as well as pumps that weigh over 10,000 lbs and because they are so light and versatile, they can be transported anywhere!
What can they be used for?
Using our new pump technology, we will now have the ability to harvest remote standing water from the ground, to protect structures from WildLand Urban Interface fires. A few potential uses include:
Inquire about our Community Hazard Assessment and Emergency Response Packages today!
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Over the past summer, Civeo had experienced forest fires that threatened one of its camps in Northern Alberta. Trident Pump Inc. worked with Civeo to mobilize its equipment and technology with almost no notice to site.
Trident Pump Inc. was able to efficiently mobilize and utilize its technology to pump water from the closest water source over 2 KM away to prevent the fires from harming the lodge.
We found Trident Pump Inc. staff to be very knowledgeable, professional and cooperative throughout the course of the situation in high stress times.
Overall I would classify Trident Pump Inc. work and their approach to be outstanding and look forward to working with them in any project they should be awarded in the future. We would recommend Trident Pump Inc. without hesitation.
This past May, our province battled the worst fire in our history when the Wood Buffalo wildfire displaced almost 90,000 Albertans from their homes and businesses. From the early hours of the emergency, through the months of rebuilding and recovery, the strength of our communities and people has exemplified the spirit of Alberta.
When our province faced the worst, you reached out to help those who needed it most.
The incredible work you did in such difficult conditions has not gone unnoticed.
It is my honor to present you with a commemorative medallion and an official certificate in recognition of your outstanding service. This medallion represents the extraordinary efforts of Albertans who stepped up during the wildfires and evacuation. Your courage, resilience, and compassion are nothing short of extraordinary. Please accept my deepest and sincerest thanks for going above and beyond in the face of this unprecedented natural disaster.
While there is still a lot of work ahead of us, with the support and inspiration from Albertans like you, we will make these communities home again.
Sincerely; Rachel Notley
High volume water transfer and structure protection are areas where traditional wildland fire pumps and hose are lacking. The ability to move big volumes and quickly set up a trunk line for water delivery is key in structure protection.
Whether for sprinkler deployment or high volume water transfer the Trident pump is very strong and can deliver water quickly and for continuous periods without having to shut down.
The pump control board made the pump operation and operating RPM very easy to manage. The size of the fuel tank makes for full day operations with little to no support needed from the pump staff so they can be utilized for hose and sprinkler deployment or adjustments.
The pump mounted on a UTV allows for deployment of the intake into very shallow water as the UTV is used as the platform at the waters edge.
On May 4th
, 2016, the Forestry Division put a number of high volume pumps into service as provincial assets. One of these pumps was a Younkers Welding Ltd. (YWL) patented water pump complete with hose deployment system and manpower. Once deployed on the Ft. McMurray fire, the YWL pump was used to flood and extinguish large
areas of deep ground fires in the deep organic soils in the fire area and also to fill water tenders as needed.
Operations staff responsible for working the deep ground fires were impressed with the speed in which YWL could set up, take down and move the pump to different areas of the fire. YWL’s system was able to deliver water in impressive volumes everywhere they were requested too.
The division is working with Younkers Welding Ltd. to schedule another demonstration in the spring of 2017. The purpose of the demonstration will be to determine the pumps’ effectiveness to supply water to 16 – 150 gpm sprinkler heads at long distances and large elevation changes.