Fire Suppression for Rail Transportation

Stat-X’s highly advanced fire suppression technology offers the most compact and economical fire extinguishing solution for the rolling stock industry.

The Rail Transportation industry is pivotal in global commerce and mobility, offering efficient, reliable, and eco-friendly solutions. It covers many services, including freight transport and passenger rail systems vital for urban and intercity travel.

Fire safety in various rail vehicles, like tunnel and standard gauge locomotives, high-speed and commuter trains, as well as diesel, electric, and hybrid models, is essential due to the risk of a catastrophic fire to human life and property is a significant concern, both in the public sector and in private operations.

Fires in railways often start in areas like electric drives, engine compartments, and control cabinets, with parts like cylinder heads and oil filters being high-risk zones. Protecting these areas is challenging, given the constant vibrations, temperature changes, and dusty conditions typical of rail environments.

With growing awareness of rail fire risks and the increasing regulatory push for automatic fire suppression, Stat-X stands out as an effective and economical solution for the rolling stock industry.

The Stat-X Advantage for Fire Suppression for Rail Transportation

  • Preserve the core of your business operations by safeguarding crucial assets from potential hazards.
  • Keep your operations running seamlessly by significantly reducing disruptions and costly halts caused by fire incidents.
  • Prioritize the well-being of every individual, creating a secure environment for all employees.

Educational Articles & White Papers

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Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock Depots & Train Stations

Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock Depots & Train Stations When considering fire protection for rolling stock, the train itself receives the most attention. First, it is on the conveyance where...

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Portable Fire Suppression Tool (FST) for Professional First Responders

It’s a scene that plays out multiple times every day in the U.S.: A call is received by the communication center reporting a house fire. The call puts into motion...

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The Dangers of Arcs and Arc Flashes

Introduction The discovery of electricity and subsequent knowledge of how to use it is one of the most significant discoveries by man, only second to our ability to make and...

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The Elements of a Fire

When considering a fire and its components, we must first think in terms of what is required to start a fire. Then, we must assess what is required to sustain...

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Why was Halon® banned?

Halon® —the name is still almost synonymous with clean agent fire suppression. Developed by Dupont® in the 1950s, Halon became the go-to agent where clean agents were needed. Its adoption...

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Designing a Fire Detection System

History and Overview In the United States, the first fire detection system was implemented in the mid-1600s in New York City. Designated persons would traverse the city carrying a bell...

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Designing Fire Suppression Systems

History and Overview There have been numerous attempts at creating fire suppression systems over the centuries. Even Leonardo DaVinci made an attempt at one that failed.[1] In addition to problematic...

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Protecting High Risk Special Hazards with Fire Suppression Systems

In everyday parlance, people speak of risks, taking risks, unnecessary risks, and avoiding risks. Certainly, a layman’s definition of risk is widely accepted. But, what about in fire suppression and...

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How do you suppress an industrial electrical cabinet fire?

Depending on the size of the electrical cabinet and the voltage of the electrical service, fires in electrical cabinets can be challenging. Fires in electrical cabinets are an enclosed special...

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What are the types of industrial electrical cabinets?

There are several different types of industrial electrical cabinets which can vary in size and capacity depending on the functions they serve. Some examples are: Power Control Centers The hub...

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What is Special Hazard Fire Protection?

Simply stated, special hazard fire protection are fire suppression systems that are used to protect property and life from fire in situations where a traditional automatic fire sprinkler system may...

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Different Types of Fire Suppression Systems

The term “fire suppression system” and the term, “fire protection system” are often used interchangeably, but should be defined differently. For the purposes of this article, “fire protection systems” will...

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What is the difference between active and passive fire protection?

It has become more apparent over the years how important it is to have adequate fire protection in every building. For most people, what comes to mind when they think...

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What is Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression?

Condensed aerosol fire suppression, a relatively new technology, is a system of aerosol containers or a single container, that are interconnected to each other and to a control panel, designed...

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Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock—Is There a Perfect Solution?

Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock—Is There a Perfect Solution? Our other Rolling Stock white paper—of the same name—raised the following question: “When Will Rail Authorities Start Addressing Active Fire...

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Fire Suppression for Battery Energy Storage Systems on Rolling Stock

In the U.S., electric vehicles (EVs) are on track to sell one million units in 2023. And in other sectors in the transportation industry, that success certainly is being recognized....

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Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock – Active Fire Suppression

When will rail authorities start addressing active fire suppression for rolling stock? The trains, trams, and subways that comprise the broad term “rolling stock” represent the oldest form of mass...

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Related Applications

Fire Suppression for Electrical Equipment, Control Cabinets, and/or Electric Drives

Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock Depots & Train Station Support Buildings

Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock Engines & Power Compartments

Portable Fire Suppression for Locomotive Power Compartments

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

Embrace the future of fire suppression

Suggested Product Lines

Stat-X Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression 2500E Model

Stat-X® Fixed System: Electrical Units for Ordinary Locations

Stat-X First Responder® Aerosol Fire Suppression Tool (FST)