The Concept Artem Portable Smoke Generator

  • Completely portable - no electricity required
  • Very high, controllable smoke output
  • Convenient & easy Piezo ignition
  • Extremely persistent, non toxic smoke (Concept Smoke Oil 135)
  • Complete with quality metal carrying case & optional protective barrel guard
  • Ideal for external Fire Training, Public Order Training, Large scale external exercises
General Specification (approx)
Size (cm) 48 x 42 x 14
Weight (kg) 3
Power Supply (W) None required
Warm up time from cold (mins) 20 seconds
Duration of Smoke Canister at full output 6-8 minutes
Ratio of Smoke Canister / Gas Canister use 3/1

The Artem Gun is a unique, off power smoke generator ideal for creating large volumes of smoke for applications such as fire training, public order training, indeed any application where complete portability is a requirement.

Using conventional Taymar type gas cartridges as the heating source (available worldwide) and a Concept Artem Smoke Canister, the Artem Gun is incredibly straight forward to use. Simply screw in the canisters, pre-heat the stainless steel coil for a few seconds, and turn on the smoke. It's that easy.

With an output that puts pyrotechnic smoke bombs to shame, complete controllability, and low running costs, the Artem Gun is the ideal solution for external smoke.


Principle of Operation

Concept Smoke Oil stored in disposable, ozone friendly Concept Artem Smoke Canisters, is forced under pressure from an inert propellant into a heat exchanger, where it is vaporised using heat applied by a high efficiency burner. The burner draws gas from standard propane/butane cartridges such as the Taymar 3500. The vapour produced condenses on reaching normal atmosphere and a dense, non toxic white smoke is produced.

Artem Gun Safety 

The Concept Artem gun can come complete with a pre-fitted safety barrel guard, which prevents the user coming into direct contact with the hot barrel.  The barrel guard can also be supplied separately.

Please note that the propane gas aerosols cannot be sent anywhere outside UK mainland. They are readily available world wide.

We recommend the Artem Gun for outdoor use only. 

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Smoke Machine Accessories

Concept Artem Gun (with barrel guard)

Product Codes: CEL-ARTEMGUN-BG

As described above.  The Concept Artem Guns comes as a complete kit, including; the Artem Gun, protective barrel guard, aluminium carry case and operating instructions.

Concept Artem Gun (without barrel guard)

Product Codes: CEL-ARTEMGUN

As described above. The Concept Artem Guns comes as a complete kit, including; the Artem Gun, aluminium carry case and operating instructions.

Artem Smoke Canisters

Product Codes: ARTEM-AERO-10

The Artem Smoke Canisters come in pack of 10.  The aerosols are made from a one-piece aluminium, fully recyclable canister. The contents (Concept Smoke Oil 135) are pressurised with an inert gas. 

Artem Gas Canisters

Product Codes: ARTEM-GAS-1, ARTEM-GAS-12

The Artem Gas Canisters can be purchased individually or in a pack of 12.  The Gas canisters are a Butane / Propane mixture. The gas canisters can only be supplied in the UK. 

Refillable Smoke Canisters

Product Codes: CC-REFILL-DIP

This canister can be filled with Concept Smoke Oil 135 (see below), it can be pressurised via an in-built Schrader valve and pump / airline. If used with care a single canister can last 20-25 operations.  The canister will be supplied with a siphon / dip tube.  Refillable smoke canisters can reduce overseas carriage costs due to not being pressurised.

Concept Smoke Oil 135

Product Codes: S/OIL135-5

Smoke Oil 135 can be used in the refillable smoke canisters for the Artem Gun.  One 5ltr container of Smoke Oil 135 will last approx. 15 operations.

High Pressure Shock Pump

Product Code: CC-SHOCK

For use with the refillable smoke aerosols. Designed to be small, portable and robust. To pressurise a refillable aerosol the pump requires approx. 200 actions to reach 100PSI.

High Pressure Stirrup Pump

Product Code: CC-STIRRUP

For use with the refillable smoke aerosols. Designed to be small, portable and robust. To pressurise a refillable aerosol the pump requires approx. 5 actions to reach 100PSI.

Spare Artem Heater Coil          

Product Code: ARTEM-COIL

Spare heater coil for the Artem Gun.  Quick and easy to fit. 

Spare Carry Case for Artem Gun          

Product Code: ARTEM-CASE

Spare brushed aluminium carry case for the Artem Gun.  Also has sections to hold up to four spare smoke / gas canisters.  

US / Canadian adaption kit 

Product Code: ARTEM-USADAP

This adaption kit will allow the Artem Gun to be used in conjunction with US aerosols.  Either pre-order your Artem Gun with the adaption kit installed or it can easily be retrofitted.

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Demonstration movies

Concept Artem Gun - Tutorial
Concept Artem Gun 1
Concept Artem Gun 2


Concept Artem Gun Brochure
Concept Artem Smoke Canister MSDS
Concept Artem Gas Canister MSDS
Concept Artem Gun Price List
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UK Fire Brigade

After using the Colt 4 Turbo and Spirit 900 smoke generators and attending Concept's complimentary preventative maintenance course:

"We use smoke generators for fire simulations and positive pressure ventilation training for approx 10 hours per week.  The Smoke adds realistic conditions for Fire Fighters to train in but with safety in mind.  This has been a very useful course, full of practical information and help for the maintenance and operation of the smoke generators.  It was a very useful opportunity to meet the company and to have face to face contact.  Everyone was very helpful."