Fire suppression system in forestry machines

 

The combination of wood chips, chippings and bark that whirl around, hydraulic oil, fuel and high temperatures constitute a high fire risk area in the engine compartment of a forest machine.  As the forest machines often work in distant areas, the fire’s course of event is highly dependent on the machine and the operator’s fire suppression capacity. The consequence of an engine fire in a forest machine is at best a production stop. In worst case the whole forest burns down.