is THE superior portable smoke generator for testing,
training and effects
Compact size, robust
Hand portable, comfortable to hold
Continuous output (on mains power)
Variable output (0 -> maximum)
Non-toxic, thick, dry, white smoke - leaves
The most persistent
produced by any water-based smoke machine on the market
The finest smoke particle size meaning the safest smoke
of any water-based machine available
5 year warranty, lifetime guarantee on heater block
NATO codified version available. Stainless
steel version available.
Precision, machined heat
exchanger, guaranteed for life!
Utilises fluid aerosol canisters for safe, convenient
Available with or without remote control
Turbo version available - double smoke output
Light and portable, ergonomic handle
ROCKET - 1.1kW persistent smoke machine
ROCKET TURBO - 2.2kW persistent smoke machine
Basic version & remote version (both
on-board operation, off power, or remote)
Particle size 0.2 - 0.3 micron, mass median
diameter - the smallest particle size of any smoke machine.
('Theatrical' systems' smoke particle size
are usually 3 - 10 microns - a human hair is approx 100
microns). Fog produced by the heat exchanger in the
Rocket has been subject to particle size analysis by the
UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Available for 240v or 110v
power (please specify when ordering)
Smoke Hang Time
1.5 hours +
Two control options available:
Basic - no remote (button
Remote - with button on handle AND
remote control on 5m cable
can produce lots of
'off power' allowing you to carry the generator around, making
as required, without a trailing electrical lead. After being
on mains for at least 15 minutes, the smoke machine can generate
large amounts of
at full output for up to 2 minutes within a 20 minute window
after being unplugged.
The remote control version can be used with
the handle-mounted button when off-power, but not with the
remote control (which needs power).
When connected to mains power,
the Rocket can operate continuously at full 100%
In service with numerous fire authorities world-wide,
many military forces (including the USN for shipboard training),
as well as analytical laboratories, clean rooms (stainless
steel version available), spray booths, and HVAC contractors,
the Rocket smoke machines have a reputation for simplicity
of operation and reliability.
The smoke fluid is contained in convenient pressurised canisters. In the 1.1kW Rocket a single canister will provide a total of 15 minutes of smoke production, and in the 2.2kW Rocket Turbo around 8 minutes. You do not have to use the entire canister up all at once - it reseals for use at a later date.
These units are ideal for when you require extremely
dense concentrations of smoke, or when large volumes need
to be filled with smoke. This is because the smoke produced
by the Rocket is very persistent - a number of times more
persistent than theatrical smoke machines. The ROCKET
TURBO is a high power version andgenerates
almost twice as much smoke as the standard model - it's one
of the most powerful hand held
generators available today.
General Specification (approx.)
Size (L x W x H)
x 16.5cm x 19cm
(14.5 x 6.5 x 7.5 inches)
Heat exchanger wattage
consumption, when idle
Power Supply (specify when ordering)
(110v, 50-450Hz* optional)
Warm up time
Total duration of
smoke fluid canister at maximum output, approx.
0 - 180m3 / min.
(6,356 cu. ft)
0 - 340m3 / min.
(12,000 cu. ft.)
Particle size (mass
0.2 - 0.3
Operation off the mains
* Only basic versions
of the Rocket can run up to 450Hz. Remote versions 50-60Hz
"This is a cool machine. I used the machine in one of my
outbuildings. Very impressive indeed. The room is 20' x 10'
x 8'. You couldn't see 3' after a 30 second burst."
"I purchased your Rocket smoke machine
for the testing of our spray booths and was amazed by the amount
of smoke produced from such a compact unit. It is simple to
use and with the smoke fluid in pre-filled cans, clean as well.
These days it's not often you can say you're impressed with
a product, but I am truly impressed! Thank you"
"Just filled up our workshop. Could hardly see the overhead lights. Our ‘professional’ fireman is well impressed as am I."
"The Pea Soup Rocket smoke machine is really good, we have been testing all the A/C ducting and have so many leaks!"
"The smoke from the Rocket was truly magnificent, very impressive indeed. Really nice density and reach and it seems to be detectable using my laser scanner."
ROCKET from PEA SOUP
- SIMPLY UNBEATABLE!
Smoke particle size:
0.2 microns mmd - no residue, non-contaminating, suitable
for use (and widely used) in clean rooms. Warranty:
5 years on machine, lifetime on heater block. Smoke persistency: Water-based fluid hang time 1.5 hours + at 20C. Fluid efficiency:
One 381g aerosol gives around 15 minutes at full smoke
output in the 1.1kW Rocket, producing 180m3 of smoke per
minute at full output. Safety:
Non-toxic smoke, very efficient fluid use, tiny particle
size, no residue, inert gas in one-piece metal aerosols,
The world's most compact 2.2kW smoke
generator in production Refuse inferior look-a-likes with contempt as spurious imitations.
THE ROCKET - Persistent
ROCKET 1.1kW, Basic (no remote)
ROCKET 1.1kW with Remote Control
ROCKET TURBO 2.2kW, Basic (no remote)
ROCKET TURBO 2.2kW with Remote Control
Stainless Steel Rocket 1.1kW, Basic (no remote)
*US Dollar & Euro conversions above are
approximate, updated 4 July 2022. More info on the
Stainless Steel Cleanroom Rocket version for clean room air flow validation.
ORDER ONLINE (UK):
Smoke Fluid & Accessories
10 Persistent smoke fluid aerosol canisters
for ROCKET units
PS23 and PS25 above.
Pre-pressurised, convenient, disposable.
Made from one-piece aluminium (no side crimp) so they will not rust.
Persistent smoke fluid aerosol canister for ROCKET
(heavy duty 25mm adaptor shown second from left)
25mm silicon lined flexible ducting hose
25mm neoprene flexible ducting hose
Available in three diameters:
A steel ducting adaptor (shown left) attaches to the front of the machine
to secure the position of the ducting hose inlet allowing
smoke to be positioned precisely, in hard to reach places, a distance away from the machine itself
or inside containers, fume cupboards, spray booths, etc.
All our ducting hoses are internally lined to be
smooth, thereby reducing frictional losses and smoke
When ducting smoke, you are restricting
the smoke particles movement in a limited space and so deposition in the hose over time
is inevitable with any machine. But by using a Pea Soup
smoke machine and this type of hose, deposition is minimised.
25mm diameter heavy duty ducting adaptor
for older Rocket smoke generators (which have spouts around the smoke output nozzle) Shown in ducting adaptors photo above, second from right
25mm diameter ducting adaptor (simple)
for the newer Rocket smoke generators (which do not have
a spout around the smoke output nozzle).
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
50mm and 75mm Reinforced Ducting
100% PVC film wall with galvanised steel protective binding spiral.
-20C to +80C temperature range.
0.4 kg weight per metre (50mm), 0.5kg weight per metre (75mm)
Bend radius: 30mm for 50mm dia, 45mm for 75mm dia.
Each 50mm and 75mm hose comes complete with a stepped hose clip included allowing secure attachment to ducting adaptor.
Spare clips are available.
NB Hose clips (shown below) included with 75mm and 50mm hoses keep the hose attached to the ducting adaptor which is ordered separately.
Ducting hose clips for 50mm and 75mm ducting only
50mm diameter ducting adaptor
50mm diameter reinforced flexible ducting x 10 metre length, with hose clip (ducting adaptor required)
75mm diameter ducting adaptor
75mm diameter reinforced flexible ducting x 10 metre length, with hose clip (ducting adaptor required)
Transport Case for ROCKET smoke machine.
Will fit machine, power & remote lead plus 2 aerosols. IP67
certified for military, broadcast, marine, photography, industrial
use. Air tight, corrosion proof, water tight, sand and dust
proof. Built-in pressure valve. Can be padlocked. Photo
Colour of case is black.
PS23SS: Rocket 1.1kW Basic with Stainless Steel Construction
Designed specifically for use in pharmacutical clean rooms for
air flow visualisation and LEV work. The Basic Rocket model only
available in stainless (ie no remote option or Turbo version).
Internal components and performance are the same as Rocket unit
specs described above.
This model is a 240V / 110V dual voltage unit, so can run from either voltage.
For more information see our page for the Stainless Steel Cleanroom Rocket
QD which looks and works in the same way as
the ROCKET machines above, produces an even thicker,
whiter smoke but which dissipates within
a couple of minutes. This machine is mainly used
for special effects for smoke that needs to disperse quickly
and not smoke log a location (e.g. theatre, steam effects, TV).
It's also ideal for photo shoots. By using it with a fan,
a superb steam / CO2 blast effect can be
created (increasing air movement increases rate of smoke dissipation).
It is also used by some hospitals for their fire safety evacuation
training where they need a thick smoke effect, but when the
smoke must disperse after the test without
ventilation being available. Higher ambient temperatures also make
the smoke disappear faster (at 30C the smoke is gone within
30 seconds), as does fast moving air. Note: You cannot use persistent Rocket Fuel
aerosols (above) in a Rocket QD machine because the machines
operate at different temperatures.
NB The Rocket QD is made to order and
can take around 5 days to build.
Smoke Fluid & Accessories
Dispersing smoke fluid aerosols
for the Rocket QD PS21 models.
(Supplied in boxes of 10)
canister (supplied singly) Fill with fluid (below) and pressurise with
a hand pump (below), airline (e.g. in a garage forecourt) or
inert gas supply to 75 PSI. Can be used ~25 times, or more with care. Overseas shipping costs
are reduced by ordering refillable canister(s) and containers
of smoke fluid instead of pre-pressurised aerosols.
5 litres quick dispersing smoke fluid for use
with refillable canister (above).
Will fill the refillable aerosol approx. 14 times.
High pressure double action shock pump - with gauge, used to
pressurise the refillable canister (above) to 75 PSI. Small and
portable, requires approx. 100 actions to pressurise canister. Photo
below shows pump next to refillable canister.
pressure stirrup pump - with gauge, used to pressurise
the refillable canister (above) to 75 PSI. Larger than shock pump
above, but only requires around 5 actions to pressurise the
canister. Photo at left shows pump next to refillable
High Pressure Foot Pump
- with gauge, used to pressurise
the refillable canister (above) to 75 PSI. Smaller than
stirrup pump above, but only requires around 20 actions to
pressurise the canister but using your leg instead of your arm. Photo at
left shows refillable canister next to pump.
Please see section above for transport
cases suitable for both the Rocket QD and the Rocket.
Generate continuous output
for a longer period between fluid refills at over 4 times
smoke volume than the standard Rocket with the Pea
2.2kW High Output Smoke Generator -
High spec, high power, continuous 100% high output 2.2kW smoke
machine suitable for fire safety training, leak & air flow
testing. Water based. Ships worldwide. Industrial quality - 5 year parts warranty,
lifetime guarantee on heat exchanger.