Fire suppression system for material handling machines


Container and harbor operations and intermodal freight are extremely sensitive for unscheduled downtime. An equipment fire in a material handling machine can be devastating since there are large quantities of diesel and hydraulic oil in the immediate area. 


The fire could have a very violent development due to large quantities of fuel and hydraulic oil in the engine compartment. This is a high risk in case of an engine fire. A leaking fuel line or ruptured hydraulic hose can lead to devastating financial and operational consequences.

Increased demands on reduced emission levels as TIER 4F and EPA 2013 have led to higher fuel pressures and increased  temperatures in the engine compartment. Most fires start in the engine compartment. A fire in an engine compartment is hard to discover and often has a very intensive course of event. It is almost impossible to suppress with a portable extinguisher. A globally tested and certified fire suppression system with an effective linear detection system will give you the best possible fire protection performance in case of an emergency.

Reach stackers, Container handlers, Forklift trucks, Cranes, Terminal tractors and Loaders often operate in shifts and are difficult to replace during a possible standstill. The Fogmaker water mist protects engine and hydraulic compartments. FOGMAKER is fully automatic with manual activation as standard. The control panel makes it possible to shut down the engine, main power switch and fuel solenoid. The versatility of the system is complemented by high efficiency and reliability, as the Fogmaker system is approved by leading global notifying bodies.

The solution is a permanently installed and fully automatic fire suppression system.

 

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