A fire in the high voltage switch room of a large piece of mining equipment at a mine in Western Australia was recently extinguished by a Stat-X fire suppression system. The system was one of a number of Stat-X fixed systems installed by Chubb on mining equipment.
“The customer was pleased with the Stat-X system which quickly extinguished the fire and prevented further damage to the multi-million dollar machine” said Tony O’Dwyer, manager for Chubb Fire Safety in Bunbury, WA.
The Stat-X installation was one of the first completed by Chubb late last year, installed on a high wall miner a large machine used to excavate the face of open cut mines. Chubb installed Stat-X systems to protect a high voltage switch room and lubrication room on the machine.
“The fire detection and control system quickly detected the fire that started when a ’breaker’ caught fire in the HV switch room and automatically discharged the Stat-X generator, immediately extinguishing the fire,” said Tony.