Fire suppression system
Mining and Tunneling
Assured and a solid system for tough environments. Detection system for heavy vehicles SPCR 197.
Always active – no power supply needed for activation or system monitoring.
Choking and cooling time at least double compared to other certified systems* which prevents reignition.
Small-sized pipes and space-conscious design.
Quick re-charging for minimal downtime
*SP4912 method test result
Minimize damage and unscheduled downtime
Mining operations are sensitive to unscheduled downtime. A thermal event above or below ground can be devastating for the people working in the mine. An issue like a leaking fuel line or ruptured hydraulic hose can lead to a rapid and disastrous series of events, resulting in financial and operational consequences that all machine operators want to prevent.
Life-saving investment from Fogmaker
The Fogmaker fire suppression system can be a life-saving investment for people working both above and below ground.
The double piston accumulators is the base of the Fogmaker system and should have a working pressure of 100-105 bar at 20 degrees C.
The distribution system consists of distribution hoses, pipes, fittings, and spray nozzles. The system distributes the suppression liquid from the piston accumulator out into the fire-protected area.
The detector bottle is the base for the detection system and the pressurized detection tube. This bottle is checked with every annual inspection to ensure correct pressure and functionality.
Fire and fault alarm signals – a constant alarm signal equals fire! An alarm signal every 60 seconds equals a fault alarm, it could be a sign of a broken cable, faulty pressure switch/signal module, leakage/low pressure etc.
Manual actuator (optional) – by mounting an actuator on the detection line the Fogmaker system may deploy by hand – manually.
How it works
Outstanding choking and cooling technique
High-pressure water mist has an outstanding choking and cooling effect. The system is always active – no power supply is needed for activation or system monitoring. Also, Fogmaker has a longer emptying time than many competing systems, which is critical to prevent reignition and downtime. This also buys valuable time for evacuation, which can be crucial in both underground and open pit mines.
Excellent solution for mining equipment
Fogmaker is a robust and fully automatic system with a low TCO, and we have an excellent solution for mining equipment. Fogmaker’s weight, suitable machine mounting position, and compact design make it a sound fire suppression option for the mining industry. We deliver Fogmaker systems to the mining industry in South Africa, Australia, Chile, Finland, and Sweden. Our customers find it a reliable, low maintenance, and simple system that provides comfort and protection for both people and assets.