Raleigh, NC, USA, May 10, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, held its largest training school event in the company’s history on April 26-27, 2022, in Raleigh, NC. This annual, two-day event educated distributors on system components, installation, maintenance, and industry trends, all with the goal of certifying AFEX partners to excel at installing and servicing fire suppression systems for their end user customers.Leer Más
4 Fire Suppression System Inspection & Maintenance Recommendations
Fire suppression systems are the first line of defense against heavy-duty mobile equipment fires and the associated risks. And, to ensure these systems work as intended, regular maintenance is a requirement. Failure to properly maintain a fire suppression system can result in excessive wear and tear on components, which can ultimately render a system ineffective. So, what does fire suppression system maintenance involve? Let’s explore four key recommendations. These recommendations come directly from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and system manufacturers.Leer Más
Is Fire Suppression System Maintenance Really Important?
The heavy-duty mobile equipment used in a variety of industrial applications, such as minería y de industrias forestal, operate for long hours under harsh conditions. And equipment owners are accustomed to performing routine maintenance to keep their investments working at maximum efficiency. However, when it comes to a tried-and-true safety accessory for heavy equipment, fire suppression systems, maintenance is often overlooked or underestimated.
Is maintenance on fire suppression systems really necessary? What could happen if routine inspections and maintenance are neglected?Leer Más
AFEX Publica un Documento Técnico Sobre los Impactos Finales de los Incendios de Equipos Pesados
Raleigh, NC, USA, February 23, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has published a new whitepaper for industrial equipment owners and operators entitled, “What Are Heavy Equipment Fires Costing You?”. The whitepaper reveals eye-opening statistics related to vehicle fires in the USA and Canada, as well as the tangible and intangible impacts of fire on an operation. The publication aims to help professionals understand the severity of heavy equipment fires and reveal some practical measures to mitigate this serious risk.Leer Más
Extintores de Incendios: Cartucho Lateral vs. Presión Almacenada
Usted está en el mercado de un extintor de incendios portátil como medio de salida para sus operadores de equipos móviles de servicio pesado. Entonces, ¿cuál es la diferencia entre un extintor de incendios operado por presión almacenada y un cartucho lateral? Este artículo analizará algunas preguntas frecuentes para ayudarlo a tomar la decisión correcta para su aplicación.
¿Cual es la Diferencia?
Los extintores de presión almacenada tienen el gas nitrógeno comprimido que se utiliza como propulsor para el agente químico seco almacenado en el mismo recipiente que el químico seco.
Las unidades operadas con cartucho lateral almacenan el químico seco en un contenedor no presurizado y el gas nitrógeno comprimido en un cartucho separado. Solo en el momento de la actuación el extintor está bajo presión y luego, solo brevemente.
AFEX exhibirá sistemas de supresión de incendios para maquinas y equipos moviles en MINExpo 2021
Raleigh, NC, USA, August 11, 2021 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has announced they will be exhibiting at the MINExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, September 13-15, 2021. MINExpo is the world’s largest mining event, covering the entire industry from exploration, mine development, open pit and underground mining, safety and more. AFEX will be exhibiting in booth #7885, with an installed dual agent system on display in Liebherr Mining Equipment’s booth #7627.Leer Más
AFEX mejora el Control Unit Líder en la Industria Para la Detección de Incendios en Vehículos
Raleigh, NC, USA, February 16, 2021 – Sistemas de Supresión de Incendios AFEX sistemas de protección contra incendios para equipos pesados móviles, ha anunciado una importante actualización de la pantalla de detección de incendios líder en la industria, el Control Unit. Con un enfoque en la mejora continua, los líderes de AFEX escucharon los comentarios de los distribuidores y usuarios finales y actualizaron el Control Unit para incluir funciones mejoradas para ayudar en el monitoreo del sistema, la recopilación de datos y más.Leer Más
AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that the company was awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification for our Quality Management System (QMS) by NSF International Strategic Relations on January 31, 2020.
The ISO 9000 family is the world's most best-known quality management standard. ISO 9001:2015 is built on various quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services.Leer Más
AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Approved to Factory Mutual Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems
Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that AFEX dry chemical, liquid agent, and dual agent fire suppression systems were awarded Factory Mutual (FM) 5970 Approval on September 21, 2017.
FM Approval Standard 5970 - Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems, was developed over the course of four years, and represents a collaborative effort amongst FM Approvals and industry experts. This new standard represents the industry’s most comprehensive and rigorous testing program for vehicle fire suppression systems.
The effective date of FM Approval Standard 5970 is August 2018. Even systems that were previously approved under prior FM standards must be reexamined to FM 5970. Per FM, “Products FM Approved under a previous edition shall comply with the new version by the effective date or forfeit Approval.”
AFEX Celebrates 50 Years
AFEX, the leading manufacturer of fire suppression systems for mobile heavy equipment is celebrating 50 years of helping customers maximize their safety and productivity.
Bill Lease founded the company in 1968 as Lease-AFEX, Inc., primarily to serve the Southeastern timber harvesting industry, and the waste handling industry shortly thereafter.
Bonaventure Group, Inc. purchased AFEX in 1986, and expanded into other heavy industries such as minería, steel, y las oil and gas as well as international markets.
Today, AFEX celebrates 50 years of systems that can be found on all seven continents, protecting all types of equipment. Although we have grown and expanded many times over, we remain focused on manufacturing solo effective, reliable, purpose-built products designed to withstand the abuse of heavy industry. It's all we do.