Heavy Equipment Fire Systems

What you Need to Know About Heavy Equipment Fire Systems?
When in the market looking for a heavy equipment fire fighting system, it is critical that you have in mind what the available choices are. You will have to decide whether you should go for a side-cartridge or stored pressure system. The difference between the stored pressure systems and the side cartridge one is the former holds both the nitrogen propellant and fire-fighting agent in one system. However, this system is more likely to leak through its pressure gauge, something that is caused by too much vibration than the side cartridge system. In heavy equipment fire systems, such a leak can be a major risk as it can lead to system failure and thus a fire. Though stored pressure systems are likely to damage in rough conditions, they are more efficient in more relaxed ones.

A side-cartridge system, on the other hand, has the nitrogen propellant in a separate, sealed tank. This makes them more rigid, resistant to leaking, and thus a better choice for use in heavy equipment. Because of their robustness, you will find them on heavy equipment working on rough tumble industries, forestry, and mining.

In most fire suppression systems, rubber hoses are used as distribution networks. However, the main concern with these type of hoses is that they are more susceptible to wear and tear due to cracking and drying and also they are at a higher risk of being cut.

A better option for rubber hoses especially in heavy equipment is stainless steel tubing. This tube is easy to install on the equipment and lasts longer in a high-heat environment. Therefore, it will be long before you need to replace stainless steel tubing.

Managing disasters such as fire before it gets out of hand can mean the difference between saving property and losing it. These are a few things you need to know about heavy equipment fire systems.

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