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Mine Vehicle Fire Suppression System

Amerex Corporation
July 9, 2009

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These solutions are able to detect, suppress, and cool fires on non-road mobile equipment deployed in both underground and surface mine operations.

The company is reinforcing its technological leadership by introducing state-of-the-art technologies that include twin-agent (dry chemical, liquid agent) suppression systems, triple IR detection systems and detection and actuation schemes.

These cutting edge solutions are not only more robust in the sense that they have the capacity to operate under a wider temperature range, they also feature numerous mounting options.

With robust agent storage tanks that incorporate a welded steel tank and agent outlet sealed bursting disc assemble, the current ANSUL A-101 is able to operate at extreme temperature between -54 degrees Celsius and 99 degrees Celsius (-65 degrees Fahrenheit to 210 degrees Fahrenheit). In comparison, traditional foam systems would function at temperatures of between 2 degrees Celsius and 60 degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit). ANSUL A-101/LVS solutions now also come with more mounting options. Storage tanks can be mounted on different surfaces and angles, and are able to withstand being jolted and bumped on the most uneven of roads.

The ANSUL vehicle fire suppression system is approved by Factory Mutual (FM), Conformite Europeene (CE) and has an Australian approved to AS 5062. With commitment to offer the best vehicle fire suppression system, it also has designs that allow customers meet the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) fire safety requirements for underground battery charging stations that was introduced back in July 2008.

An investment in ANSUL fire suppression systems for non-road mobile equipment offers corporations one of the best possible returns on their investment. Where large machines are concerned, for instance, it takes only a single ruptured line to result in a huge, damaging and very costly fire.

Equipping these machines with an ANSUL A-101/LVS twin-agent fire suppression system is therefore a smart investment. It is, in fact, an investment that pays off at the first sign of fire, as the system activates itself to immediately put out flames. With the system, corporations protect themselves against the tragic loss of life, costly downtime, catastrophic injuries and excessive insurance premiums.

Products at a glance:
ANSUL LT-A-101/LVS Twin-Agent Fire Suppression Systems
This system provides the combined effects of dry chemical and liquid agents. While the FORAY dry chemical knocks down the flames, the LVS agent cools surrounding areas and helps minimize the possibility of reflash.
CHECKFIRE Detection & Actuation Systems
The matchless ANSUL CHECKFIRE detection and actuation systems provide detection, alarm, machine shutdown and actuation automatically, when required.
SHARPEYE 20/20 Triple Detector
SharpEye infrared detection provides advanced triple-IR flame detection. Added to existing linear wire or spot detection, the beginnings of fire are detected much sooner. SharpEye features include sensitivity selection, automatic built-in testing, compact size and 100-degree field of vision.


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