The number one preventable cause of timber harvesting equipment loss is fire. Equipment losses are not only losses in capital, but also losses in production. In response to these losses, insurance companies are raising rates, increasing the overhead burden on logging operations. AFEX automatic fire suppression systems effectively mitigate the risk of fire in the forestry industry, protecting equipment assets, people and production.
There are a variety of fire risks present at forestry operations, to include:
Since logging equipment is often operated in remote areas away from local fire departments, a small fire can quickly turn into a total loss.
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AFEX knows the forestry industry. The first fire suppression systems we built over 50 years ago were made for forestry machines in North Carolina. And, although technological advances have since introduced machines of greater size and strength with greater fire risks, AFEX fire suppression systems are scalable, capable of protecting these advanced pieces of equipment.
Dry chemical fire suppression systems provide the fastest fire knockdown and greatest total coverage, making them the industry standard for heavy equipment applications. This system provides fire protection against Class A (debris), Class B (fuel), and Class C (electrical) fires by flooding a volume of space with an agent to suffocate the flames.Learn more