AFEX fire suppression systems are built to withstand the abusive environments where heavy equipment operates. With over 35 years of discovery, innovation, manufacture and testing, AFEX fire suppression systems are exclusively designed for your heavy industry vehicles, ensuring that your equipment is protected with a reliable, proven system. CSTK offers many AFEX fire suppression solutions for a variety of vehicles and applications.
The machines used in the mining industry are some of the most expensive pieces of heavy equipment available. Mine operators want a fire protection system that’s effective, reliable, and automatic. A down machine can halt production, so mining operations need a system that’s low maintenance and easily serviced.
The AFEX system is built to withstand the everyday abuse present in the mining industry. AFEX systems are commonly installed on wheel loaders, dozers, and excavators. AFEX 125lb tanks and dual agent systems are perfect for larger machines such as haul trucks and hydraulic shovels. The AFEX system is rugged and easily serviced in the field with common hand tools. AFEX fire suppression systems protect the largest mines in North and South America with reliable low maintenance fire suppression systems.
Landfill equipment operates in a tough environment that has unique fire hazards. Hydraulic oil leaks and trash accumulations become fuels that ignite quickly, engulfing the machines in flames. To prevent fire losses, this equipment requires special fire protection.
An onboard AFEX Fire Suppression System provides a prompt response to knock down engine fires and trash fires and reduce equipment damage. The AFEX system is durable, reliable, and low maintenance. AFEX systems are often installed on trash compactors, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators and even refuse haulers. AFEX fire suppression users include numerous landfills and transfer stations across the US operated by Republic Services, Waste Industries, Onyx, Waste Management, and Allied Waste.
Today’s forestry industry has better equipment, better trained operators, improved resource management and more sophisticated business management. Technological advances have created machines of greater size and strength and have improved operator comfort and ease of operation. However, these bigger and stronger machines have greater fire risks.The number one preventable cause of timber harvesting equipment losses is fire. Equipment losses are not only losses in capital, but also losses in production.
The large volumes of hydraulic fluids operating under high pressures create potential fire hazards when hoses leak or rupture. Engine compartments designed to prevent the accumulation of debris inhibit access for routine cleaning and restrict the effectiveness of handheld fire extinguishers and water tanks. Engine compartments located in the rear of the machine, such as on feller bunchers, hide fire from sight and make early detection difficult.
Heavy equipment operating in steel mills faces some of the world’s most abusive conditions. The extreme heat alone is enough to turn a leaking hydraulic hose into a blazing fire. While traditional fire suppression systems offer an effective means of attacking heavy equipment fires with a single discharge of dry chemical agent, the high risk of re-ignition in steel mill environments complicates your fire fighting efforts.
AFEX offers the only manual back up system that delivers two system discharges to give you maximum protection in a dangerous environment. The first discharge knocks down the fire and allows the operator to manuever the vehicle to a safe location away from the work area. In the event of re-ignition, the operator may actuate the reserve system to suppress the fire a second time. For additional protection, consider an AFEX dual agent (dry and wet chemical) system.
AFEX systems are commonly installed on pot carriers, slab carriers, large fork trucks, wheel loaders and other slag and steel handling equipment. AFEX users in the steel industry include numerous transfer stations across the US operated by International Mill Service, and Olympic Mill Service.
The equipment used for handling wood and paper products operates in an environment that has many unique fire hazards, including combustible debris. Wood chips exposed to oil and heat can quickly lead to a fire and put safety, capital, and production at risk. To prevent fire losses, this equipment requires special fire protection.
An onboard AFEX Fire Suppression System provides a prompt response to knock down fires and reduce equipment damage. That’s why Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Westvaco and Weyerhaeuser are all AFEX users. AFEX systems are commonly installed on chippers, grinders, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators and log stackers.
If fires are your concern, then a vehicle fire suppression system is your solution. CSTK offers AFEX vehicle fire suppression systems that stand up to the heavy vibration and shock conditions common to buses and trains. When considering vehicle fire protection, no one equals the experience and product history of AFEX and the AFEX Fire Suppression System.
The AFEX system is a true pre-engineered dry chemical system designed to withstand abusive environments with minimal maintenance. AFEX’s 40+ years of discovery, innovation, manufacture, and testing of fire suppression systems ensures that your vehicle is protected with a reliable proven system. Rely on the vehicle fire protection specialists; rely on AFEX.
If engine fires, debris fires, electrical fires, or hydraulic fires are your concern, then a vehicle fire suppression system is your solution. No matter how hostile your equipment environment, AFEX can customize, install, and guarantee a fire suppression system that works.
The AFEX system is a pre-engineered fire suppression system designed to withstand abusive environments with minimal maintenance. AFEX has a long record of discovery, innovation, manufacture, and testing, ensuring your vehicle is protected with a reliable proven system. AFEX can offer fire suppression systems for military equipment, racing vehicles, farming equipment, and more.