The equipment used for handling wood and paper products operates in an environment that has many unique fire hazards, including combustible debris and hot equipment temperatures. Wood chips exposed to oil and heat can quickly lead to a fire and put safety, capital and production at risk. Fires can even occur afterhours when machines with smoldering debris are left unsupervised. While good machine maintenance will help reduce fire risks, a fire suppression system is still necessary to ensure proper protection and minimal equipment downtime.

Fire Suppression System on Forestry Mulching Equipment

Trusted by Mills & Plants Across the Globe

A fire suppression system provides effective fire protection while actively monitoring your heavy equipment. Even if a plant has halted operations for the day, the suppression system remains actively engaged to automatically discharge in the event of a fire. That’s why we’ve been trusted to protect chippers, grinders, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators, log stackers and more at some of the largest organizations, including:

  • Georgia Pacific
  • International Paper
  • Westvaco
  • Weyerhaeuser
Timber Harvesting Equipment Protected from Equipment Loss with Fire Suppression Systems


Forestry Equipment with Fire Suppression in Wood and Paper Industry Stacking Logs


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Fire Suppression System Features for Wood Processing

  • Dry, liquid and dual agent systems for reliable, dependable fire suppression
  • Control panels for audible and visual alarms in event of fire
  • Advanced vehicle connectivity for remote fleet management 
  • Accessories for enhanced fire safety
  • Dealer installed options
  • Expert support and training
  • Third-party tested and approved by FM HDME, Activfire and CE


AFEX Dry Chemical Fire Suppression System

The Most Versatile Fire Protection System

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.

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