AFEX Liquid Agent Fire Suppression System Receives FM 5970:2022 Certification for Mobile Equipment

Raleigh, NC, USA, April 9, 2024AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, today announced that their liquid agent system with new SAFE-X agent has achieved FM Approval’s FM 5970, 2022 edition certification. FM 5970 was specifically created to test the effectiveness of fire protection systems installed on heavy-duty mobile equipment (HDME).

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AFEX Liquid Agent Fire Suppression System Becomes First to Achieve AS 5062:2022 Certification fire testing with fluorine free liquid agent

AFEX Liquid Agent Fire Suppression System Becomes First to Achieve AS 5062:2022 Certification

Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2, 2024 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, today announced that their liquid agent system has completed rigorous testing to become the first vehicle fire suppression system to achieve the ActivFire® AS 5062:2022 approval. This certification assures AFEX customers that the system with a new liquid agent called SAFE-X has been thoroughly validated by a reputable third-party and found to be effective at suppressing mobile equipment fires.

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Map of south east asian countries. "AFEX Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific market"

AFEX Invests Resources to Expand Fire Suppression System Presence in Asia-Pacific Market

Raleigh, NC, USA, February 27, 2024 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, has announced its official expansion into the Asia-Pacific market. With an increasing demand for premium fire suppression systems in the region, AFEX recognized the opportunity to heighten its presence and has invested in resources to better serve the needs of the local end users, equipment dealers, and OEMs.

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A Caterpillar dozer with a dual agent fire suppression system installed. "Fire Suppression Agents: Are two really better than one?"

Fire Suppression Agents: Are Two Really Better Than One?

Are you researching fire suppression systems to protect your operators and mobile equipment? If so, you’re likely weighing the pros and cons of the different types of agents available in these systems, striving to select the one that will be most effective at fighting the types of fires associated with your application. While there are several types of agents offered, the two most popular for suppressing vehicle fires are dry powder and liquid chemical. But could the combination of these two really be the most effective? Are two agents better than one? 

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Large haul truck at a mining operation. With text "Should you add an engine shutdown package to your vehicle fire suppression?"

Should You Add an Engine Shutdown Package to Your Vehicle Fire Suppression System?

Fire suppression systems can come equipped with several accessories to enhance safety and performance. One such add-on is an engine shutdown package. This package automatically powers down the heavy equipment engine and radiator fan when the fire suppression system discharges. The benefit? Shutting down the engine helps to reduce or eliminate the fire’s fuel source and decreases the chance of fire reignition.

With this in mind, is it necessary to add an engine shutdown package to your equipment’s fire suppression system? Let’s explore some commonly asked questions about engine shutdown as well as some key factors to consider before moving forward.

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Installation of fire suppression detection options. Linear wire and spot sensors, installed on heavy duty equipment.

Linear Wire vs. Sensors: Which Should You Go with for Heavy Equipment Fire Detection?

Fire suppression systems are an organization’s first line of defense against mobile equipment fires so it’s vital that the onboard suppression system be able to detect a fire quickly and accurately. There are two common fire detection methods among fire suppression system manufacturers: linear wire and spot sensors. What’s the difference? Is one more effective than the other? What are the pros and cons of each method? Let’s explore the answers to these questions and more.

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AFEX Fire Suppression Systems dual agent system installed on a Caterpillar Haul Truck

AFEX Publishes Whitepaper on Key Next Steps after Installation of Fire Suppression on Heavy Equipment

Raleigh, NC, USA, June 27, 2023 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, has published a new whitepaper for the owners and operators of vehicles with fire suppression systems entitled, “We Just Got Fire Suppression for Our Heavy Equipment. Now What?”. The publication outlines vital next steps after the purchase and installation of a fire suppression system to help maximize effectiveness and longevity, ultimately ensuring the safety of the equipment operator. 

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A mining haul truck on fire that that needed a fire suppression system

Heavy Equipment Fires: 4 Steps for Operator Safety Using an Onboard Suppression System


You’ve invested in fire suppression systems for your fleet of heavy-duty mobile equipment, so it’s clear you prioritize the safety of your people. A key next step after the purchase and installation of a vehicle fire suppression system is operator training. Under a stressful situation, it’s easy for your operator to panic. But, with the proper training ahead of time, your operator can remain calm during a fire and execute the proper steps to actuate the system to safely exit the machine.

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Group picture of all the AFEX Fire Suppression Sytems distributors and staff who attended AFEX Technical Training School

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Provides Continuing Education to Distributors at Annual Training School Event

Raleigh, NC, USA, April 27, 2023 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, held its annual distributor training school event on April 18-19, 2023, in Raleigh, NC, USA. AFEX partners from around the globe were invited to convene for continuing education and discussions around fire suppression system installation, maintenance, and inspection. At the conclusion of the event, distributors completed an exam to obtain a two-year certification, arming them with the knowledge and skills to support the AFEX system. 

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