Considering the many combustible components in heavy vehicles, which are in close proximity to ignition and heat sources, as well as the potential for timber to add to the fuel load, the risk of fire can be high in the forestry industry.
Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression systems deliver vital risk management for heavy vehicles by providing early detection and warning to allow extra time for the driver to safely evacuate, whilst at the same time quickly suppressing the fire to help minimise damage to the vehicle.
Wormald foam water spray vehicle fire suppression system
The Wormald foam water spray vehicle fire suppression system features high pressure, small droplet nozzles, which target risk areas such as the turbo charger and starter motor in the engine compartment. The system utilises the fire suppressing and containment features of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). In the event of a fire, a continuous stream of foam water spray is discharged for approximately 60 seconds to rapidly suppress flames and dramatically cool hot surfaces to help prevent reflash. The generated foam also smothers fuel and oil-spill fires, helping to prevent re-ignition.
ANSUL A-101 dry chemical vehicle fire suppression system
The ANSUL A-101 dry chemical vehicle fire suppression system discharges a multipurpose dry chemical agent known as Foray into the risk area to suppress the fire. These systems can be designed to flood entire volumes with dry chemical agent or aim at specific high-hazard areas.
Both fire suppression systems are installed with automatic detection and actuation systems as well as cabin and ground level manual actuators, which allow the operator to activate the system if required.
Vehicle operators must also be fully trained to manually activate the vehicle fire suppression systems, and use any fire protection equipment located in their vehicles such as portable fire extinguishers.
Pro-Cab emergency air system
The Pro-Cab emergency air system from Scott Safety provides personal respiratory and flame protection for multiple users in hazardous conditions such as a vehicle burn-over.
Key features of the Pro-Cab system:
- Provides vehicle operators with breathable air during a burn-over
- Supplies one to seven users simultaneously with clean, breathable air
- Safeguards against toxic gas inhalation
- Protects individuals from smoke and flames via flame-retardant air hoods, coupled with flame resistant supply hoses and pneumatics
- Activated by simply turning on the cylinder valve for constant flow of clean, breathable air individually supplied to each wearer