Pre-Engineered Suppression Systems for Vehicles
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While it is not common to think about a fire starting in your car, the truth of the matter is that some vehicles actually can have a surprisingly high risk of fire. For instance, many off-road vehicles used by workers in forestry, waste management, mining, mass transit and even sports such as car racing have electrical systems or transport materials that make fire danger an ever-present threat.
To help combat this threat and reduce the risk of property damage or personal injury from fire, many companies are using pre-engineered suppression systems for vehicles. These systems are designed to automatically detect the presence of fire and release specially formulated chemicals to extinguish the fire immediately.
Are all vehicle fires the same?
While many vehicular fires begin within their electrical systems, this is not true of all such fires. For instance, some fires are friction-based, such as when a vehicle is in motion for a period of time with the brake engaged. Other fires are caused by the overheating of combustible materials that are being transported.
For this reason, the chemicals used in the manufacture of pre-engineered suppression systems can vary depending upon the type of fire that is most likely to occur. A dry chemical formula is usually used for electrical fires, while a wet formula is suited to cool and stop a friction- or paper-based combustion.
An added bonus to using vehicle fire suppression systems may be found in a reduction in insurance premiums, as insurance companies are increasingly aware of the savings in damages that occur in vehicles equipped with suppression systems.
Choosing the Best Pre-Engineered Suppression System
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