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7 Ways to Fail When Choosing a Fire Suppression System for Heavy Equipment 

Fire suppression systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment are investments worthy of close consideration and a thorough implementation plan. As a manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems with 50+ years of experience working in various industries across all seven continents, we’ve seen clients make mistakes that have threatened the success of their projects. We want to help alleviate any pain upfront and review some sure ways to fail when selecting and deploying fire suppression systems. We don’t believe you have to be the one making mistakes to learn from them. 

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Ask These 5 Questions When Evaluating A Heavy Equipment Fire Suppression System Provider


You’re convinced of the importance of heavy equipment fire suppression systems for mitigating the risks associated with fires. Your next step is to select a system manufacturer you’d like to work with. With so many choices, how do you ensure you’re choosing the best partner with the most reliable product? 

Based on decades of experience interacting with end users, equipment dealers, and distributors, we’ve compiled a list of five questions to ask when evaluating a potential fire suppression system partner. 

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The Ins and Outs of Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems

Heavy-duty mobile equipment assets carry out essential duties across a variety of industries. Performing this work is not easy on the equipment. Hydraulic shovels, haul trucks, wheel loaders, and similar off-road equipment execute rigorous tasks under some of the harshest conditions – extremely hot temperatures, moving and pushing combustible debris, engines running constantly without breaks. In such dangerous environments, measures must be taken to protect these machines from risks capable of compromising or completely halting operations.

One significant risk to an operation is fire. What may start as a small fire can quickly grow to overtake an entire mobile equipment asset. To combat this risk, organizations across the globe are implementing vehicle fire suppression systems. Let’s explore the ins and outs of these unique systems.

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New AFEX Whitepaper Underscores Importance of Maintenance for Fire Suppression Systems

Raleigh, NC, USA, June 21, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, has published a new whitepaper for industrial equipment owners and operators entitled, “Ensuring Fire Suppression System Performance Through Routine Maintenance”. The whitepaper stresses the importance of implementing and enforcing a consistent fire suppression system maintenance plan with the goal of ensuring optimum performance. The publication also outlines key maintenance recommendations as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and system manufacturers.

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7 Tangible and Intangible Impacts of a Vehicle Fire


When it comes to a heavy-duty mobile equipment asset catching fire, there are a range of resulting impacts - and all are devastating to an operation. A small fire that goes unnoticed can rapidly engulf an entire machine and lead to a total loss. So, what are some of the tangible and intangible impacts of a vehicle fire?

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AFEX Hosts Largest Annual Distributor Training School to Date

Raleigh, NC, USA, May 10, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, held its largest training school event in the company’s history on April 26-27, 2022, in Raleigh, NC. This annual, two-day event educated distributors on system components, installation, maintenance, and industry trends, all with the goal of certifying AFEX partners to excel at installing and servicing fire suppression systems for their end user customers.  

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AFEX Publishes Whitepaper on Bottom Line Impacts of Heavy Equipment Fires

Raleigh, NC, USA, February 23, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has published a new whitepaper for industrial equipment owners and operators entitled, “What Are Heavy Equipment Fires Costing You?”. The whitepaper reveals eye-opening statistics related to vehicle fires in the USA and Canada, as well as the tangible and intangible impacts of fire on an operation. The publication aims to help professionals understand the severity of heavy equipment fires and reveal some practical measures to mitigate this serious risk.

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AFEX to Display Fire Suppression Systems for Mobile Heavy Equipment at MINExpo 2021

Raleigh, NC, USA, August 11, 2021 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has announced they will be exhibiting at the MINExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, September 13-15, 2021. MINExpo is the world’s largest mining event, covering the entire industry from exploration, mine development, open pit and underground mining, safety and more. AFEX will be exhibiting in booth #7885, with an installed dual agent system on display in Liebherr Mining Equipment’s booth #7627.

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AFEX Enhances Industry-Leading Control Unit for Vehicle Fire Detection

Raleigh, NC, USA, February 16, 2021 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has announced a significant upgrade to the industry-leading fire detection display, the Control Unit. With a focus on continuous improvement, AFEX leaders have listened to the feedback from distributors and end users and upgraded the Control Unit to include enhanced features to aid in system monitoring, data collection and more.

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AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Featured on Liebherr and Ground Force Machines at MINExpo 2016

Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is pleased to announce that Liebherr Group and Ground Force Worldwide will feature AFEX equipped machines at MINExpo 2016, September 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV.

Liebherr Mining Equipment will feature the AFEX system on their T 284 mining truck. An advancement of the successful T 282, the T 284 continues to be the lightest (lowest empty vehicle weight) and most capable (highest payload) ultra-class mining truck, while offering reduced fuel consumption and emissions through a Tier 4f engine, delivering over 4,000 hp. This further improved machine enables customers to meet production targets with fewer trucks, or in less time.

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