The mining industry is demanding, requiring heavy duty equipment to live up to the rigorous production demands. Among the factors attempting to halt operations, fire puts operators, production and equipment assets at serious risk. That’s why mining equipment requires a fire suppression system that can go head-to-head with the harsh conditions. AFEX fire suppression systems are purpose-built to withstand the everyday abuse mining machines experience; they’re rugged, reliable and easy to service.
The heavy-duty equipment used in the mining industry are some of the largest and most expensive pieces of machinery out there. A single downed haul truck, loader, dozer, drill, hydraulic shovel, etc. can reduce total production for days, weeks or even months. Fire suppression systems detect equipment fires as soon as they occur and release dry and liquid chemicals to mitigate the fire, saving valuable seconds crucial to limiting damage to the machine. Equipment operators are also alerted immediately, giving them ample time to exit the vehicle to safety.
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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.
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.Learn more