AFEX Fire Suppression Systems has been providing rugged, reliable fire protection services for heavy equipment for over 50 years. In fact, it’s all we do. We’re the number one manufacturer of fire suppression systems in the Americas with a distribution network that covers the globe. Our systems effectively detect and protect against threats ranging from engine to debris fires to protect your people and investments.
To what do we attribute our success?
We only produce suppression systems for heavy machinery, allowing us to fine tune a solution that is reliable and of the highest quality.
We’ve been outfitting machines at mines, oil fields, construction sites, and the like for over 5 decades. We know that one size does not fit all, so we work with you to find a fire protection solution to meet the unique fire hazards of your machines.
Our in-house sales and support teams as well as our trained network of distributors always put your needs first. We’re there from the quote process to installation and through service and support.
Heavy equipment fire suppression systems protect against threats to operators, assets and productivity. Our suppression equipment is rugged, reliable and easy to maintain. We offer dry chemical, liquid chemical and dual agent systems.
Interested in protecting your equipment against fire? Our Fire Risk Assessment is the first step to selecting the best system for your vehicle. Together we’ll identify potential ignition and fuel sources, hardware requirements and more.
Our suppression systems are built to last in a variety of applications. Explore some of the most common industries where you’ll find our rugged fire suppression systems on heavy equipment, including mining, forestry, and steel and slag
The video below demonstrates how fire suppression systems work to mitigate the threat of fire on heavy equipment through our three-step process of detection, actuation and distribution.
"When our customers started requesting help with fire suppression systems on their heavy equipment, we researched what manufacturer we wanted to partner with. We decided AFEX was the best solution based on system quality, function, and reliability. Bottom line, the AFEX product line offers the best industry standard."
"AFEX is the most responsible and trusted vendor I have. Josh Jones has bent over backwards to help me sell your products and has become a trusted colleague targeting organizations such as Kinder Morgan. I have never in all my years had a vendor where I truly felt like a partner in growing sales and serving our customers. Your people are some of the very best, professionally and personally, that I’ve had the privilege of working with over my years. I give you my promise that AFEX will always be a product that I try my hardest to sell. I know you have my back if I need help."
"U&M has trusted the safety and productivity of our fleet to AFEX Fire Suppression Systems. First, we liked that AFEX specializes in heavy duty mobile equipment and has many years of experience with the mining industry. Secondly, we believe the AFEX system is the best design for mining equipment. It is very rugged and reliable and because of this we have low maintenance costs and very low downtime. Finally, AFEX and their local distributor, Grupo Franzen, offer great customer service, workmanship, and support. We can always trust them to make sure our machines are properly protected and they are responsive to our needs as a customer."
"As a safety rule in our Brazilian iron ore mining company, we always consider “life first,” and for that, we are always worried with fire prevention in our equipment. Fortunately, we did not have many incidents like this in the last years and one of the main reasons for that is the mandatory use of fire prevention systems installed on our units. Among the options we found in world market, we have AFEX Fire Suppression Systems as a model reference for high quality and reliable equipment. That’s why we have those systems applied to more than a thousand equipment of our fleet! AFEX has been granting us the confidence we need in our daily operation and we take in account the good designs and aftersales support we have in Brazil – being a sturdy equipment and always updated, suitable for each model of equipment we have! We do not have hesitations when we think about fire suppression systems. AFEX are an excellent option – one of the best in the world market!"
"I work in a large mining company in Peru as a Team Maintenance Supervisor. I work every day with heavy machinery equipment such as mining trucks, excavators, wheel and crawler tractors. I have always been fortunate that in all the mining projects I have worked on, our equipment had AFEX Fire Suppression Systems installed, giving my team great confidence and peace of mind against the risk of equipment fire. AFEX’s support is very good since they do their inspection work whenever we do some type of corrective or preventive work in the equipment. I congratulate AFEX for the excellent quality of its products and even more for its good support in mining operations throughout the country!"
"The entire AFEX team is great to work with. Beyond the rock-solid and easy to install product, the fast shipping and customer service levels are the best I have seen. Being able to order systems as a single part number, and then get everything needed in one shipment is great!"
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