The engine compartment in a bus is narrow and hot, with many potential hotbeds. A hot engine shares a limited space with hydraulics and fuel tubes, electric installations, compressors, heaters and much more that can constitute fire hazards. The course of event of a fire in an engine compartment is often fast and difficult to suppress with only a hand extinguisher.
Fogmaker high pressure water mist is very efficient for extinguishing fires in engine compartments. The water mist gives an immediate choking and quickly cooling effect. Unique for the water mist is the fact that it fills the entire engine compartment and access fire beds outside the direct spreading area of the nozzles.
The water mist’s ability to quickly extinguish the fire limits the amount of damage in the engine compartment. With our hydro pneumatic fire detection the suppression system works with the same effect even when the electricity supply is disconnected. The system is also position independent (if the bus is laying on the side or up- side-down).
The fire reigniting is prevented by the adding of a small amount of foam to the water mist which lies like a choking blanket over the entire motor compartment. The extinguishing fluid that is generated from the water mist is environment friendly and it is easy to wash away.
Re-setting a released suppression system is often simpler, easier, faster and much cheaper compared with powder or foam suppression systems. Normally our service organization guarantee a complete re-set within 24 hours.
Fogmaker suppression system is normally installed in less than one working day. The installation is carried out by our UK and Ireland service agents J.Lewis Auto Electrical.
Once a year the fire suppression system should be inspected and the functions tested by a certified installer. Normally, this does not take more than one hour. Every five years the suppression system should undergo a revision where the suppression fluids also are exchanged.
The total life span cost of Fogmaker suppression systems is low compared with competing systems. Our system is very reliable and adapted for demanding environments. A large service network guarantees fast action.
Fogmaker offer retro-fit installations on all bus types.