AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is looking forward to attending the BusCon Expo, running from September 28-30 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Hometown Trolley will be showing one of their beautiful "Streetcar" models in Booth 1610. Come by and talk to us about why AFEX is the #1 manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems in the Americas. ABOUT THE EVENT: BusCon is all about technology. You’ll learn about the latest in alternative fuels and other green technologies; telematics; buses, motorcoaches, vans, shuttles and other vehicles; safety; accessible transportation; regulatory issues; training and more.
AFEX and our distributor Fireno are exhibiting at Perumin 32 September 21-25. Visit us in Pavilion 1, Stand 135.
ABOUT THE SHOW - Rated as the most important mining show in the world, the 32nd Mining Convention will host more than 100 thousand attendees, business and governmental delegations from more than 50 countries and more than a hundred of world-class lecturers that will teach during the five academic and business meetings.
We are joining our distribution partner Grupo Franzen in Stand Y46 at the trade show. If you will be in attendance, be sure to visit with our Director of Int'l Business Development, Mr. William James.
ABOUT THE SHOW - The largest mining trade fair in Latin America, EXPOSIBRAM 2015 features 15,000 m² of stands, represented by the major mining companies with global operations as well as big suppliers of products and services. Innovations in technology, equipment, software and other products related to the mining industry, and information about investment and management are released and presented at the event.
We would like to thank our distributors ASFE and FQS Bear Equipment for featuring the AFEX brand of fire suppression systems at their trade show booths in Orlando next week from the 24th to the 27th. Be sure to visit them at Booths 601 and 1740 respectively in order to learn more about why we are the #1 fire suppression manufacturer in the Americas.
Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is pleased to announce that Firestorm Fire Protection, its distribution partner in Australia, will be exhibiting a demonstration model of a dual agent fire suppression system at Stand 1419 at the AIMEX trade show in Sydney, which runs from the 1st – 4th of September. The companies are looking forward to introducing this next generation of vehicle fire protection to the Australian market.
“To keep current with the advances equipment manufacturers are making, standards in fire suppression must evolve. Dual agent fire suppression systems represent the next generation of protection,” said AFEX VP of Operations, Mr. Mark Cavallaro. “Our testing has confirmed that combining the strengths of a liquid agent with the strengths of a dry chemical creates an effective hybrid system that can’t be rivaled for its speed or overall performance.”
AFEX systems are dispatch program compatible and ready to interface with autonomous vehicles, two other ways in which they have mirrored industry trends and stayed at the forefront of the fire suppression industry.
Firestorm Fire Protection supplies fire suppression systems to the mining & heavy industry, construction, equipment and transport sectors. The Firestorm Group continually research, source and test emerging and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.firestormgroup.com.au or contact them directly at (02) 4932 3644.
We are giving a presentation entitled, “Mobile Fire Suppression: Choices & Advantages” on September 16th at 3:15 PM at the Bluefield Coal Show. Join our Director of Business Development, Mr. Brad Lamberton, to learn more about these important safety accessories and the role they play in the mining industry. The event runs from the 16th - 18th and is sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce.
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Raleigh, NC – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is introducing its safety accessory product to the hydraulic fracturing industry at the DUG East trade show (Booth 733) in order to mitigate the risk of surface equipment fires engulfing well pads. By suppressing vehicle fires on frac pumps and blenders before they become fully involved, the entire fracturing fleet is protected, in addition to the well itself. An established approach to safety in many heavy industries, including mining, forestry, waste/recycling, and steel, fire suppression systems have a long history of protecting the vehicles they are mounted on, thereby protecting the asset, its operators and the productivity of the machine.
Vehicle fires are often the result of atomized flammable fluids spraying onto hot surfaces once a hose has worn through or been otherwise damaged. With the intense heat, twisting and vibrations found on the average frac vehicle, the stage is set for just this type of fire, especially as its hours spent in the field accumulate. Instances of these surface equipment fires spreading to the surrounding vehicles are not uncommon, such that losing one machine is less likely than losing an entire fleet due to the very tight parking configurations required. Fire suppression systems provide a proven solution to this pressing safety problem.
AFEX is pleased to announce that we will be joining our distributor Fluitek at the Exponor 2015 show in the Region of Antofagasta of Chile from May 11 to May 15.
With over 1,200 exhibiting companies, it is one of the best shows of its kind. Please be sure to stop by Stand 51 in Pavilion B if you will be there to learn about our robust vehicle fire suppression systems.
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AFEX Fire Suppression Systems will be exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion, Booth 38, at the upcoming INTERSCHUTZ 2015 event in Hannover, Germany. Beginning June 8th experts from around the world will gather at the week-long trade fair. The show is one of the world’s leading exhibitions for rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security. AFEX will be there to exhibit its product line to the multifaceted, international audience and to show its support for the global fire suppression industry. The company will be taking applications for distributorships while in attendance, in keeping with its continued growth in size and scope.
“As an international company, we are excited to be involved with INTERSCHUTZ as the event draws well over 100,000 highly qualified professionals,” explains VP Rod Cavallaro, who will be working the show. “Continually expanding awareness of our vehicle fire suppression system is key to our year-over-year growth as a company, and rarely do we have the opportunity to speak to so many potential partners in one place. AFEX is known for its rugged, durable product and for being completely focused on heavy duty, off road equipment. These facts resonate well with quality-conscious decision makers the world over, regardless of their industry.”
For questions about heavy equipment fire suppression systems, contact AFEX directly at 919-781-6610 or visit www.AFEXSYSTEMS.com to learn more.
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Visitors from around the world received two days of intensive training on the AFEX product line and the state of the fire suppression industry recently. The annual event, held once again at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, NC, had outstanding participation, which included a night out to the Durham Bulls ballpark for participants to take in a game while fostering relationships.
A broad range of topics ranging from various system applications, to correct system configuration, to appropriate system sizing, was covered by Presenters at the School. Among the specifics discussed were the continuing emergence of dual agent systems, which use both dry chemical and liquid suppression agents together, and the importance and value of third party certifications. Training sessions included extensive hands-on exercises with the telematics-compatible AFEX Control Unit, as well as a review of a number of industry technology trends, such as Tier 4 engines and autonomous vehicles.
The presentation was supplemented with a number of videos, including a segment focused on fire suppression from the History Channel produced “Rise of the Machines” television program. A focus again was placed on customer service, including an emphasis on thorough documentation for the end user and operator training. A certification test was given to all attendees at the closing of the event.
“The Training School gives our partners the opportunity to meet with their peers and discuss their field work in a more direct way than they otherwise would, which is something we always hear is much appreciated,” said VP Rod Cavallaro. “AFEX would like to thank the participants for the commitment they have shown through their attendance. As an organization, we truly appreciate the chance to share with our network of service providers the most current and relevant trends and insights we’ve identified across the many disciplines of our industry.”
Raleigh, NC – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is introducing its safety accessory product to the hydraulic fracturing industry at the DUG East trade show in order to mitigate the risk of surface equipment fires engulfing well pads. By suppressing vehicle fires on frac pumps and blenders before they become fully involved, the entire fracturing fleet is protected, in addition to the well itself. An established approach to safety in many heavy industries, including mining, forestry, waste/recycling, and steel, fire suppression systems have a long history of protecting the vehicles they are mounted on, thereby protecting the asset, its operators and the productivity of the machine.
Vehicle fires are often the result of atomized flammable fluids spraying onto hot surfaces once a hose has worn through or been otherwise damaged. With the intense heat, twisting and vibrations found on the average frac vehicle, the stage is set for just this type of fire, especially as its hours spent in the field accumulate. Instances of these surface equipment fires spreading to the surrounding vehicles are not uncommon, such that losing one machine is less likely than losing an entire fleet due to the very tight parking configurations required. Fire suppression systems provide a proven solution to this pressing safety problem, and at the smallest fraction of the price of fleet replacement.
In his Waste Handling Equipment News article [Oct. 2014] titled, "Grinder fires can cost you" author Dave Whitelaw, a.k.a. The Grinder Guy, covers a number of preventative maintenance techniques grinder owners can use to help avoid equipment fires. But no matter how diligent owners are, there might still come a day when a fire suppression system is all that stands between a machine with minor damage and a total loss. AFEX thanks Mr. Whitelaw for helping to spread this important fire safety message to his readership of chipper and grinder owners.
Mentioned in his latest article is his interview with AFEX Marketing Director, Ken Daniels. That original piece, "Hey GrinderGuy, are these fire suppression systems worth the money?" may be read in its entirety here.