AFEX Annual Training School 2024 participants

AFEX Hosts Largest Distributor Training School Yet, Featuring Guest Speaker, Newmont

Raleigh, NC, USA, May 7, 2024 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, proudly announces the successful conclusion of its largest distributor training school event to date, held on April 9-10, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The annual, two-day training event serves to educate new and established distributors on fire suppression system trends, components, and best practices for installation and maintenance. This opportunity for continuing education ensures AFEX distributors are best equipped to provide end user customers with the highest level of service.

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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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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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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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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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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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AFEX Expands Footprint in Africa, Growing Heavy Equipment Fire Suppression System Presence in the Continent

Raleigh, NC, USA, February 22, 2023 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, recently announced its official expansion into the African market. AFEX began making significant investments in sales and marketing in late 2021 to better serve the needs of end users, equipment dealers, and OEMs across the continent by supplying its third-party approved fire systems through a trusted distributor network.

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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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