Raleigh, NC, USA, March 14, 2014 - AFEX is pleased to announce that its purpose-built fire suppression system appears on the new History Channel television network series, Rise Of The Machines. The "Mega Truck" episode, which aired on March 11, 2014 on the H2 channel, provides an overview of the Barrick Gold Corporation owned and operated Cortez mine. Focusing on the Liebherr T284, one of the world's largest capacity haul trucks, the show uses impressive computer-generated graphics to illustrate some of the advanced onboard technologies, including how an AFEX fire suppression system works to protect the operator and the massive piece of equipment.
Explaining how the truck itself is on constant fire alert thanks to a series of thermal sensors, the entire process of a system discharging is shown in detailed three dimensions: from detection of the fire, through activation, and on to distribution of the powdered agent. There is then a demonstration of an actual system discharge which clearly exhibits just how quickly the fire-fighting chemical is dispersed into the engine compartment. "I just feel like she's watching my back," says the vehicle's driver, Alice.
The episode can be seen in its entirety on the official website for the show.