Heavy equipment operating in steel mills face some of the world’s most abusive conditions. Wheel loaders and slag pot carriers come in direct contact with molten slag at temperatures over 2000°F. This extreme environmental heat can quickly turn a leaky hydraulic hose into a blazing fire that puts capital and personnel at high risk. Fire suppression systems are commonly installed on pot and slag carriers, large fork trucks, loaders, and other handling equipment to minimize the impact of a fire and maintain the safety of the operators.
There are a variety of fire risks present at steel & slag operations, including:
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AFEX’s customers in the steel industry include numerous transfer stations across the United States, operated by International Mill Service, Olympic Mill Service, and Phoenix Steel. AFEX has a specially designed fire suppression package for hot slag handlers that includes a manual back up system delivering two system discharges for maximum protection. The first discharge knocks down the fire and allows the operator to maneuver the vehicle to a safe location away from the work area. In the event of fire reignition, the operator may actuate the reserve system to suppress the fire a second time.
To maximize safety and productivity, we perform an assessment that analyzes the unique fire risks of your machines, the safety concerns of your operators and the potential financial impact of a fire. This assessment allows us to provide you with a custom fire protection system to fit your unique needs.Learn more