Container and harbour operations and intermodal freight are extremely sensitive to unscheduled downtime. An equipment fire in a material handling machine can be devastating since there are large quantities of diesel and hydraulic oil in the immediate area.
Due to large quantities of fuel and hydraulic oil in the engine compartment there is a high risk of violent engine fires.
A leaking fuel line or ruptured hydraulic hose can lead to devastating financial and operational consequences. Increased demands on reduced emission levels such as Tier 4F and EPA 2013 have led to higher fuel pressures and increased temperatures in the engine compartment. Reach stackers, Container handlers, Forklift trucks, Cranes, Terminal tractors and Loaders often operate in shifts and are difficult to replace during a possible standstill.
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. 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.