Statistics show that nearly 55% of all fires in mines originate in a vehicle fire. Mining schedules are extremely sensitive to unscheduled downtime. An engine fire above ground or below ground can be devastating as every minute of operation counts.
Due to the typically large quantities of diesel and hydraulic oil, often operating under high pressure in the immediate area, an engine fire can lead to a disastrous series of events. The end result has many financial and operational consequences.
The safety requirement for automatic fire suppression systems in vehicles exists in many countries around the World.