Fire Suppression for Lifting and Handling Equipment

The Next Generation of Fire Protection

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Heavy equipment plays a vital role in most consumer product purchases, as well as much of our everyday life. Every product that comes in on a ship is loaded and unloaded by massive harbor cranes and container handling or lifting equipment.

The Stat-X® 24/7 automatic fire suppression is ideal for these remote rugged environments.

 

Massive Harbor Cranes

Massive Harbor Cranes

Lifting Equipment

Container Handling Equipment

Lifting Equipment

Lifting Equipment

While all of these pieces of equipment differ greatly as to their purpose, they all have one thing in common—they are incredibly expensive. A single tire on the dump truck mentioned above can cost over $40,000 USD. Tunnel boring machines can cost up to $80 million USD and earn anywhere from $100 million to almost $1 billion per mile of tunnel dug.

Large equipment requires large engines to operate them. Further, they are equipped with complex electrical systems. But rugged areas and harsh working conditions are often the order of the day for these machines. What’s more, they may be isolated from any readily available assistance.

The Fire Risk

The combination of fuel, hot engines, copious wiring and electrical components, rough treatment, and frequently being isolated from fire services support, create the perfect conditions for a large-loss fire. While significant damage to (or total loss of) an incredibly expensive piece of equipment is bad enough, the lost productivity is where the real pain is felt.

Take the $80 million tunnel boring machine for example; the loss of one mile of boring could exceed its cost several times over. If a port crane suffers a disabling fire, the port may lose the use of an entire berth and all the revenue from goods dues and handling fees. This accumulates into real money very quickly.

With the inaccessibility of most of this equipment to traditional firefighting resources, it is imperative that a fire suppression system be available on or in the equipment. It is also vital that the fire suppression system function automatically in the event of a fire.

The Solution

Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression systems are a proven solution for heavy equipment fire protection. The Stat-X units can be easily installed in engine compartments, electrical cabinets, and hydraulic enclosures. Depending on the application, they can be tied to a fire detection system, or the agent dispensing unit itself activates at a set temperature.

The Stat-X condensed aerosol agent quickly and effectively suppresses fire in its early stages, thereby minimizing damage to the equipment and shortening downtime. The agent itself requires minimal clean up after being discharged.

Stat-X fire suppression is currently protecting fire suppression for lifting and handling equipment worldwide. Find out more today.

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"After researching available special hazard (fire) systems for the very best protection as well as compliance with safety and environmental issues we found Stat-X technology as the product leader."

— Engineer, Leicestershire, UK

An affordable, simple solution for protecting lifting and handling equipment

Port and dock companies and operation managers need a compact, durable fire suppression system for lifting and handling machinery that quickly detects and extinguishes fires, complies with regulations, and protects your crew, assets, and the environment.

 

Stat-X has many listings and approvals that supports these criteria, offering quick and effective fire suppression, durability, minimal maintenance, and environmental safety in the remote locations of lighting and handling machinery.

 

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Stat-X Fire Suppression Features:

An alternative to traditional special hazard Fire Protection

  • Effective Agent PerformanceHighly effective based on required density
  • Compact and ModularOffering adaptable design especially when space and weight are critical
  • Simple and Economic InstallationNo piping required, resulting in significant savings on parts and labor
  • DurableIdeal for harsh environments and remote locations
  • Made in the USA
  • Long service lifeService life of fifteen (15) years
  • Virtually Maintenance FreeNo cylinder weighing requirement or leakage risks
  • U.S. EPA SNAP listed for normally occupied and unoccupied spacesRegulatory certainty. No risk of future regulations interrupting supply
  • Environmentally FriendlyZero potential for global warming or ozone depletion
  • Installed on every continent
  • 329 distributors
  • 750,000 sold worldwide
  • 94 countries

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  • 3. Install & Protect
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Performance you can trust

Stat-X is an ideal fire suppression alternative to HFC based systems that are being regulated out of use through various global movements; and to PFAS based systems that are starting to face significant regulatory pressure at the local level, and likely to be more widespread in the coming years.

Fireaway Inc. designs and manufactures the Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression product line.