Engine fires in airports involve extreme risks and can create major service disruption, negatively effect downtime and cause delays. Fire safety for ground support machines at airports can make a big difference. Several fires have occurred on the runway in airports where machines have caught fire close to planes. Consequently machines can serve as a potential high-risk element causing major damage and delays. High pressure water mist is a superior suppression technique in engine compartments to strongly limit the consequences of a fire in airport machinery such as luggage trucks, carriers and freight loaders, passenger buses and supply trucks.
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. 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.
Since 1995 Fogmaker International AB has been developing, manufacturing and marketing fire suppression systems for engine compartments with high pressure water mist.
Since 2006 over 15,000 Fogmaker systems have been installed in the UK and Ireland.
The Fogmaker Fire Suppression system has a unique suppressing performance as it both cools down and smothers the fire, at the same time as the foam additive effectively prevent the fire from reigniting.
Fogmaker holds a wide range of certifications and approvals including UNECE R-107, SPCR183-approved by SP, 2016, IATF-16949 and SS-EN ISO 9001:2015.
Once a year the system should be inspected and the functions tested by a certified installer. Normally, this does not take more than an hour. Every five years the suppression system should undergo a revision where the suppression fluids are also exchanged.
The total life span cost of Fogmaker suppression systems is low compared with competing systems. Installation costs often fall below the cost of re-setting deployed alternative systems.