Fire Suppression for Engine Compartments
Redefining Fire Suppression for Small Spaces
AIRPLUS utilizes Fogmaker water-mist fire suppression products for Fire Suppression in Engine Compartments & Small Space installations.
Reliable Protection Against Engine Compartment Fires
The demand for harder working, hotter running gas and diesel engines is driving the need for better fire protection for operators, passengers, equipment and goods against engine compartment fires.
- Marine Tech
- Airport Operations
- Oil & Gas Industry
- Power Generation
How Fogmaker Products Work
This video describes the operation of the Fogmaker products, how they work and what makes them unique
Fogmaker Triple Action Against Fire
Fogmaker Removes all Three Elements of a Fire
Fogmaker products are unique in the ability to attack all 3 components required to sustain fire by reducing heat, removing oxygen and eliminating fuel.
Fogmaker cools the fire – through the formation of water vapor from high pressure water mist, which absorbs energy.
Fogmaker smothers the fire – through the formation of water vapor, which displaces oxygen.
Fogmaker prevents re-ignition – through the foam additive, which settles as a protective film over combustible material.
Advantages of Fogmaker vs. Dry Chemical Systems
Fogmaker Advantages Include:
- Environmentally friendly
- Quick cleanup – just wash and go
- Little or no residue
- Quick recharge – right on machine
- Easy to install/recharge/maintain
- Install Cylinder in ANY position
- Will operate if machine Turns Over
- Pneumatic Detection
- No Electricity Required for Operation
- Requires little installation space
Fire Suppression for Forestry & Logging Equipment
High Fire Risk Inherent in Forestry Equipment
The combination of wood chips, chippings and bark that whirl around, hydraulic oil, fuel and high temperatures constitute a high fire risk area in the engine compartment of a forest machine. Forestry equipment is often located in remote areas, so containing any fire event is highly dependent on the fire-suppression system located on the machine. The consequence of an engine fire in any forestry or logging equipment is at best a stop in production or at worst, a forest fire.
Fogmaker is the Best Defence Against Engine Fires in Remote Locations
A fire in an unprotected engine compartment is hard to detect in time and often develops in intensity extremely quickly. This type of fire is almost impossible to fight with a portable fire extinguisher. Safety regulations have increased over the past years leading to the installation of completely automatic and permanent fire suppression systems in logging and forestry machinery. This has spread to more and more countries, insurance agencies and manufacturers/operators throughout the world.
Fogmaker technology, using high-pressure water mist provides the right defence against the complex conditions of an engine compartment fire in forestry equipment.
Fire Suppression for Engine Compartments
Engine Fires Cause Downtime & Safety Risks
Truck & Heavy Equipment operators are sensitive to unscheduled downtime. A fire that flares up very quickly may also have devastating effects on the immediate surroundings which can lead to work-site fires, road closures, traffic jams and general work stoppage due to something like an electrical failure or a ruptured hydraulic hose in an engine compartment. This can have financial and operational consequences, and safety considerations.
Fogmaker is Independent & Reliable
A fire in an unprotected engine compartment is hard to detect and often develops in intensity extremely quickly. This type of fire is almost impossible to fight with a portable fire extinguisher. A fire suppression system must always be ready to operate independently of human interaction regardless of the vehicle’s location or usage.
Fogmaker technology, using high-pressure water mist provides the right defence against the complex conditions of an engine compartment fire by attacking the impact of the heat, oxygen and fuel simultaneously. The complex nature of a fire in the engine compartment requires that all three of these aspects be addresses so that reignition of the fire does not occur.
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