A firewater monitor is a device used in firefighting to deliver large volumes of water or foam onto a fire from a distance. It typically consists of a water or foam nozzle mounted on a movable platform, which can be remotely controlled by a firefighter or an automated system.
Firewater monitors can be used in a variety of settings, including industrial plants, airports, and marine terminals, where they are used to protect high-risk areas or large structures. They are also commonly used by firefighters to extinguish large fires, such as those involving petrochemicals or other hazardous materials.
Firewater monitors can deliver water or foam at high volumes and pressures, often exceeding 1,000 gallons per minute. They are typically operated by trained personnel who are familiar with their capabilities and limitations, as well as the specific hazards involved in the fire they are fighting.