Mining, construction, and forestry industries all use off-road commercial vehicles. In these rugged, remote environments heavy equipment used for logging (including mulchers and skidders), drag-lines, and boring machines work long hours in demanding conditions. A fire in these large, expensive hard to replace vehicles not only risks the investment but it can be life threatening.
The main fire hazards include:
The combination of a heat source with fuel quickly starts a fire. Generally, the fire is situated so the operator can’t see the smoke or flames until there is significant damage.
The Stat-X® aerosol-based fire suppression system is a total flooding system designed to contain the fire to the protected enclosure. Upon activation the aerosol agent is uniformly distributed throughout the enclosure to suppress the fire. The ultra-fine Stat-X particulates stay suspended in the enclosure until vented.
The Stat-X fire suppression system is a stand-alone system that is ideal for these remote conditions. Stat-X is an EPA Snap Listed total flooding Halon 1301 replacement and an alternative to clean agent gas and water solutions. Stat-X is UL Listed for Class A (surface), Class B, and Class C fires.
These machines operate in remote areas that are not easily accessible by fire departments which further implies the need to have a good fire suppression system in place. This is the difference between a minor repair and a total loss.
Thus, fire protection needs are wide and varied across many applications. The common thread is that fire suppression systems are critical when ensuring a safe work environment and business continuity.
Stat-X fire protection features: