DRY CHEMICAL AGENT SYSTEMS
Providing the most efficient protection of any fire suppression system, dry chemical systems are the industry standard for heavy equipment applications. Dry chemical is effective against Class A (debris), Class B (fuel), and Class C (electrical) fires. These types of systems work by flooding a volume of space, such as a vehicle engine compartment, with a the fire fighting agent to suffocate the flame.
AFEX dry chemical systems provide fast fire knockdown and perform especially well in enclosed ares. They are suitable for temperatures as low as -65°F (-54C) and are available in 20, 30, 60, and 125 pound sizes.
LIQUID AGENT SYSTEMS
Providing exceptional cooling abilities and Class A (debris) and Class B (fuel) fire suppression, customers around the world are adding AFEX liquid agent systems to their fire protection programs. The liquid agent works by cooling hot surfaces, separating fuel hydrocarbon molecules to prevent it from igniting, and forming a layer of foam to suffocate the flame. The systems are suitable for temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C) and available in 5, 15, and 30 gallon sizes.
DUAL AGENT SYSTEMS
As technology advances, equipment manufacturers are designing machines that are more powerful and productive while also reducing emissions. The downside to these advancements is increased heat throughout the engine compartment and more hydraulics, creating additional and more severe fire risks.
AFEX has found that dual agent systems, combining the benefits of dry chemical with the benefits of liquid agent, are the most effective way to address these risks.
Dual agent systems are so effective that the National Fire Protection Agency requires them for large hydraulic shovels. Not only are they more effective, dual agent systems require less space and are more economical than a comparable liquid-only system for the same machine.