Extremely persistent smoke (3 - 4 hour hang
extremely high temperature resistance (up to 200° C / 392 F)
Automatic self-clean operation,
Precision built heater block, lifetime guarantee!
10 year parts warranty
Digital temperature control & solid state switching
Oil-based and water-based fog - what's the
difference? Oil-based fog is much denser and hangs
in the air many, many times longer than water based fog, as
the fog particles don't evaporate as quickly. It is perfectly
safe, non-toxic, intrinsically biodegradable and leaves no discernible residue. The oil based fog has
a temperature resistance of up to 200° Celcius (392 F). The
smoke is the safest in its class, outperforming
water based systems substantially.
Smoke Our oil based machines have been used in
hundreds of critical applications including aircraft simulators
for the world's biggest aircraft manufacturers and pharmaceutical
clean rooms for over 50 years without any problems arising
from deposition or residue.
You will likely notice a reduction in smoke fluid consumption
of 80 - 90% with these systems compared to water-based smoke
machines for similar if not better
Virtually no routine maintenance is required as the unit automatically
purges its heater block after every smoke issue.
are available for different needs. Users from fire training
centres to theme parks throughout the world have selected
these machines as their primary
Each unit comes with a 10
year warranty as standard, and a lifetime
guarantee on the heater block.
HEPA Filter Challenging
Smoke particle size is consistently 0.2 - 0.3 microns in diameter,
so they are ideal for HEPA filtration tests. ('Entertainment'
fog machines' particle size are generally around 10 to 50
times larger). They can be programmed to use Ondina EL or
Emery 3004 / Durasyn 164 - the approved oil chemical for HEPA
tests (water based smoke is not officially suitable for these
Leak Tests / Air Flow Visualisation
Ideally suited to large building envelope tests - the smoke
hangs for around 4 hours without evaporating or layering (unlike
water based smoke) which enables you to fill huge areas effectively
and efficiently for air tightness testing work.
Ventilation / Air Handling
For impulse / PPV (positive pressure ventilation) / road tunnel
/ car park ventilation tests for ventilation systems, the
only smoke that gives you the most superior results is from
the Phantom. It remains dense and highly visible over long
distances and test durations and does not evaporate due to
high speed air movement. Smoke from the units can also be
given thermal buoyancy - the only machine
capable of this. The smoke is heated and rises, staying visible
where water based smokes simply evaporate.
Wind Tunnels Visualisation
/ Air Flow Analysis
In LVA / PIV laser doppler anemometry the fog particles faithfully
follow flow dynamics. The fog does not evaporate in fast moving
air streams, ideal for open ended wind tunnels, large or small.
For visual perspective in closed (recirculating) small wind
tunnels (not PIV LVA) you can reprogram the machine to use
type B water based fluid which disperses quickly. As the units
do not utilise a fluid pump, an ultra-smooth smoke output at any output
level is ensured e.g. for laminar flow. PDF
Smoke Detector Tests
Unlike water-based smoke, oil-based smoke can be given thermal
buoyancy to closely replicate hot rising smoke from a real
fire. Ideal if your smoke detectors are very high up in the
ceiling. The smoke from the Thermo-Resist models is
persistent to 200C (392F).
Parks / Installations
Reliability and running costs are the main factors for fixed
installations. These machines excel in both. They can also
be programmed to use oil or water based fluid for effects
with long or very short hang times.
The production of a consistent smoke with an extremely small
particle size is critical in ensuring that dense smoke concentrations
can be achieved within the simulator whilst keeping to a minimum
the actual chemical concentration within that environment.
These systems utilise only a small fraction (10%) of the
amount of smoke chemical as water based options. We can also
supply smoke filters
to extract the smoke after the training.
Not only does the smoke from the Thermo-Resist versions
resist temperatures up to 200C (making them ideal for hot
fire training), but its fluid use is unparalelled by any other
machine producing such a thick, dense, persistent smoke. It
is also the safest smoke available due to the huge reduction
in smoke fluid chemical required to achieve complete white-out.
The smoke has a very dull smell and is much less irritating
compared to high concentrations of water based fog.
PDF Info PDF - See
the difference between PS33's Thermo-Resist smoke and water
put, you cannot buy a better smoke system than this!
Time (at 20C)
Pea Soup Oil Based Smoke
4 hours +
Typical 'nightclub' water based smoke
15 minutes approx.
Watch a video of this
smoke machine in action (full output, outdoors)
(910Kb - Flash)
Watch a video of this smoke machine
in action in a hot smoke building air flow test
(at half output)
(3.3Mb - Windows Media)
Watch a video of a smoke detector
test. Video by Huegin
(1.12Mb - Flash)
Watch a video of this unit performing
a car park ventilation test
(1.12Mb - Flash)
If requested, the unit can also be adjusted to use
our water-based fluids (both quick dispersing and persistent)
for further flexibility in special effects or wind tunnels
(dispersion rates 30 seconds to 1.5 hours).
Smoke from Thermo-Resist units can be given thermal buoyancy
to give realistic hot smoke for smoke detector tests,
such as this one at Airbus. Photo by Huegin
4 x PS33T units in action in the Holmesdale Tunnel (M25)
/ Theatre / TV
All units are available
for 230v or 110v, and come complete with container
of smoke oil (2.5 litres with PS31 and 5 litres with PS33), a 5
metre wired remote control, full CO2 cylinder (empty if being sent
outside UK), and CO2 regulator.
We ship worldwide
5 LITRE FLUID TANK, LONGER RUN TIME MODELS:
Specs as models left, except run time & dimensions
220 - 240v,
Warm up time from cold
- 0.3 micron, mmd
37cm x 41cm
54cm x 41cm x
Internal fluid tank size
Heat exchanger wattage
output volume per min.
0 - 800 m3
0 - 1,400 m3
0 - 800 m3
0 - 1,400 m3
Fluid consumption, 100% output, per hour
at maximum output
All units available in either Standard or Thermo-Resist** Versions
Pleasecontact usfor pricing or a quotation. We ship worldwide.
** Thermo-Resist Versions Standard
industrial systems using Pea Soup Smoke Oil 135 produce a smoke that is temperature
resistant to 135°C (275F).
The Thermo-Resist models are specifically
designed to use the increased temperature resistant variant
of the fluid - Pea Soup Smoke Oil 180 - which is temperature
resistant up to 200°C (392F). These units are therefore ideally suited
for hot fire training applications or for producing thermally
buoyant smoke using a large heat source (eg burn tray / space
For thermally buoyant smoke for smoke detector testing please
also see our RSG - Realistic Smoke
Generator which is a self-contained thermally buoyant
smoke producing system complete with its own heating chimney.
Pea Soup industrial smoke systems are also available in
stainless steel metalwork shells to special order
at extra cost. This option is recommended for both cleanroom applications,
as well as for heavy duty / high usage applications such as fire
training, or where the equipment is likely to be used in areas of
Export enquiries welcome.
Please contact us via email for an export
Smoke Oil 135,
5 litre container
For standard units
Cylinder Bracket Allows the 2kg CO2 cylinder
to be mounted onto the side of the unit to make it
a 'one piece' portable unit. Another benefit is that
it makes the unit and cylinder exceptionally stable and very hard
to knock over. Please note: only fits 2kg size
Ducting adaptors attach
to the front of the machine to allow secure connection
of ducting hose to allow smoke to be positioned precisely,
in hard to reach places or inside containers.
All our ducting hoses are now internally lined to be
smooth thereby reducing frictional losses. When you
duct smoke, you are restricting the smoke particles
so deposition in the hose over time is inevitable. Using
this machine and this type of hose, deposition is minimised.
75mm diameter ducting adaptor
75mm diameter lined flexible ducting x 10 metre length
50mm diameter ducting adaptor
50mm diameter lined flexible ducting x 10 metre length
25mm diameter ducting adaptor
25mm silicon lined flexible ducting
x 2 metre length Stays rigid - ideal for clearance
and air flow tests use as a 'wand'. Silicon lined to resist
heat from the smoke at this small diameter.
25mm silicon lined flexible ducting
x 4 metre length As above, but a 4 metre length
25mm neoprene lined flexible ducting x 2 metre length
25mm neoprene lined flexible ducting x 4 metre length
Centrifugal Blower Fan
Continuously rated smoke sealed fan suitable for use with the unit to
blow fog through ducting / pipework. Output can be ducted from
fan output using 75mm diameter hose above. Comes complete with
stand to allow direct use with the height of your smoke system. 230/110v.
3 week lead time.
Filtration Units filter smokey
air effectively extracting all smoke in situations where venting
the smoke to the outside is not possible.
Low Fluid Sensor
Digital Timer Controller
Low Voltage Remote Control
Wireless Remote Control
Additional CO2 Cylinders
2kg aluminium CO2 cylinder
5kg aluminium CO2 cylinder
Low bar reg (gives you finer output control at low output
levels, but only 60% of the maximum potential smoke output)
Spare standard reg (will give you full 100% smoke output of
the unit but less fine control at lower levels)
Flightcases & Accessories
Weatherproof cover Allows use of ducting adaptor still, and comes
with transparent window for control panel. Available for both
PS31, PS33 units, and PS50 (see below). Specify which
model when ordering.
Basic flight case for PS31 (1.3 litre tank version)
Basic flight case for PS33 (5 litre tank version)
Luxury Flightcase for complete PS31 Smoke system.
Lid lifts off, unit is in place and can be used in-situ. Case
has locking wheels. Holds either the PS31 or PS31T unit,
remote control, 2kg CO2 cylinder, CO2 regulator and 5 litres
Smoke Fluid. Photo below shows blue case, but case is now supplied
Luxury Flightcase for complete PS33 Smoke System.
As above, but for the taller PS33 or PS33T units.
Wireless radio remote control, up to 150m range
(must be ordered at the same time as ordering your smoke system
- cannot be retrofitted)
Replacement latching remote control, 5m lead
Timer control module *not available separately
- must be ordered when ordering your system as it is
mounted on the back of the unit
For use in biological and electronic clean rooms for HEPA filter challenging tests, etc
Both size units are available in this type of chassis finish.
The PS60 Smoke System
The PS60 is the highest output
industrial model in the range, producing approximately 60% more smoke than even the PS33T unit above at continuous, un-ramped, full output, but an incredible 138% more smoke at "Super Turbo" level which can be sustained for up to 2 minutes before a brief re-heat period of around 15 seconds.
This TWIN OUTPUT version comes fitted with a timer controller
facility and a horizontal high capacity 5 litre fluid reservoir
with an easy fill, wide spout inlet and integrated sight-glass,
eliminating the possibility of ever overfilling the tank.
The smoke from the PS60 is extremely
persistent, remaining highly visible to 200°C (compared
to typical water based smoke systems which evaporate at 40-50°C)
before evaporation commences, making the unit ideally suited
to hot fire training applications. It is also used during
carbonaceous burns to top up smoke levels in different compartments
in the training facility. The smoke is also unaffected in
fast moving air streams / turbulent conditions making it the
perfect tool for PPV / impulse ventilation training. Custom
weatherproof cover and wheeled flightcase to hold the entire system are also available.