Hard working machines with narrow and hot engine compartments filled with hydraulic tubes, fuel tubes and electric installations are potential fire hazards.
The fire’s course of event can be very fast and it can be very difficult to suppress with a hand fire extinguisher.
The consequences of a fire can be very extensive if the machine is working in flammable environments such as lumber mills and dumps. Fogmaker high pressure water mist is very efficient for extinguishing fires in engine compartments. 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 nozzle. The water mist’s ability to quickly extinguish the fire limits the amount of damage in the engine compartment and stops the lethal smoke development: 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 machine is laying on the side or up-side-down).
Re-ignition 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.
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.