VEHICLE FIRE SUPPRESSION
FESSAR vehicle fire suppression systems are for on-road and off-road vehicles found in the mass transit, mining, waste management, and forestry industries. A majority of buses in the transit industry rely on Amerex vehicle systems as an important life safety measure, and our partners in the rugged mining, forestry and waste industries utilize our products to protect their employees and the valuable equipment they operate.
Some ever-present dangers:
Abrasion against a high-pressure hydraulic line causes a pinhole and leaks atomized hydraulic fluid onto a hot manifold.
Cardboard, paper and other combustible solids gather behind the hot exhaust manifold in the engine compartment of a trash truck.
A short occurs in one of the machine’s electrical cables, setting the cable insulation on fire.
Natural Gas or Hydrogen, highly flammable invisible fire hazards, ignite from the accidental discard of a cigarette butt.
Coal dust ignites from a metal spark.
A wiring harness near the battery shorts against the vehicle’s chassis, melts, and then ignites.
Fire destroys billions of dollars worth of industrial equipment every year. It causes manpower losses, decreased property value, and in many cases, loss of human lives. Yet few companies fail to properly protect their workers and industrial equipment from its damaging effect.
Whether it is an operator sitting high atop a loader or your children riding in their school bus, our Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems are designed first and foremost to protect human life. Our systems are designed and installed to suppress a fire before it can reach the operator or passenger areas, quickly and efficiently.
Reduces Damage and Downtime
Industrial vehicles are plagued with potential fire hazards. We can effectively identify these hazards and protect your equipment against them with a fixed fire suppression system. Our Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems are designed to warn the operator and suppress the fire, protecting both equipment and employees. Our automatic systems suppress the fire in its earliest stages before it becomes fully established and spreads into highly combustible areas. As a result, damage is limited and equipment down time is held to a minimum. Considering the protection provided, these systems are cost efficient. In fact, the cost of installing an our system to protect your equipment can be compared to a penny protecting a ten-dollar bill.
Reduces Insurance Costs
Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems may make it easier to obtain insurance and also help you to qualify for lower premiums. As the costs of heavy-duty vehicles rise, insurance rates escalate accordingly. Many insurance companies have recognized a reduction in claims paid out due to the presence of a fixed vehicle fire suppression system. A Vehicle Fire Suppression System will lower your fire risk, which can lower your insurance premiums. The key phrase is “material change of risk.” Ask your insurance agent.