Whether pushing coal in a yard, mining underground or processing at a power plant, equipment fires are a threat. Not only is coal dust highly flammable, but stockpiles produce extreme heat that can cause both safety and capital risks. Fire suppression systems are purpose built to operate in the most rugged environments, detecting fire as soon as it happens and minimizing damage. AFEX systems have reliably protected LHDs, loaders, dozers, drills and underground trucks at coal operations.

heavy equipment truck hauling coal from mine

Vehicle Fire Impacts in the Coal Industry

The impacts of a vehicle fire at a coal yard or mining location can be devastating. Some of these risks include:

  • Operator injuries
  • Negative impact on production
  • Costly damage or loss of assets or resources
  • Unwanted attention for utility companies
Operators in Underground Coal Mine, Protecting Equipment with Fire Suppression
Red AFEX Fire Suppression System Tanks Installed on Mining Machine
Dual Agent Fire Suppression System on Heavy Duty Mining Machine


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Track Record of Fire Protection at Mines

For decades, we’ve been trusted to supply heavy duty equipment fire suppression systems at many of the largest mines in North and South America.

Coal Operation Fire Suppression System Features

  • Dual agent systems for reliable, dependable fire suppression
  • Control panels for audible and visual alarms in event of fire
  • Engine shutdown package to limit fire intensity
  • Advanced vehicle connectivity for remote fleet management
  • Dealer installed options
  • Expert support and training
  • Third-party tested and approved by FM HDME, Activfire and CE


AFEX Dual Agent Fire Suppression System

Combining the Benefits of Liquid & Dry Chemical Agents

As equipment manufacturers design machines that are more powerful and productive, the risk of more severe fires due to increased heat throughout the engine compartment and hydraulic systems grows. A dual agent fire suppression system combines the benefits of dry chemical with liquid agent to address these risks.

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