Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems are a vital part of any industrial trade, particularly mining and construction. They provide a means of extinguishing and suppressing unplanned fires. At Firematic, we specialise in fire suppression systems for vehicles, particularly for the mining industry, and other industrial fields. We provide this service to our clients in South Africa, as well as Zambia, Namibia, and Botswana.
These systems come in two main forms – manual and automatic.
Manual fire protection systems require human intervention to activate the extinguishing agent, while automatic systems will activate on their own.
Each of these has pros and which you choose will depend on what kind of vehicle you’re looking to protect. If you’re unsure, feel free to contact us to discuss which will be best for your needs.
Moreover, no two fires are the same, and so there are further considerations for choosing the most suitable fire suppression system for your vehicle. Fires can arise from a number of materials, from flammable liquids to electrical cables.
We cannot use the same extinguishing agent to put out all of these types of fires so we create extinguishing systems that can cope with all classes of fires.
If you’re in an industrial industry, you’ll understand that there are many factors that can contribute to a fire, so you’ll know how important it is to take every precaution.
We use a variety of extinguishing agents in our systems, from a dry powder 90 MAP system, to a foam AFFF system, to a combination of chemicals. These ensure that our systems can deal with any kind of fire, of any size.
If you’re curious about how fire protection system work \, have a look at the video below. It’s an animation of the process that a fire protection system for a mining vehicle goes through when a fire breaks out: