Large construction vehicles and buses are a significant investment for private firms and public transit authorities. Replacing a large construction vehicle consumed by fire is a serious financial setback. Transit authorities need to provide reliable, safe transportation. To protect these assets and the people who use them, install a vehicle suppression system.
What is a Vehicle Suppression System?
A vehicle suppression system is a fire extinguishing system installed in a vehicle engine compartment or anywhere else that presents a risk of fire. These systems are designed to discharge a dry or wet chemical extinguishing agent. They can use spot-type heat detectors or linear detection tubing. The type that is installed will depend on the vehicle and its intended use.
Different Types of Vehicle Suppression Systems
Vehicle suppression systems can be dry, wet, or a dual agent system that utilizes both wet and dry chemical agents. Dry systems deprive the fire of oxygen, while wet systems cool the fire. A dual system combines these elements for a more thorough suppression of the fire. A Fireline professional can help determine which system is best for you based on the vehicle type and intended use.
Why Should You Invest in a Vehicle Suppression System?
A vehicle suppression system protects the vehicle from total loss, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new heavy construction vehicle or bus. It also provides time for the operators and/or occupants of the vehicle to escape while the fire is small. This is especially important for school buses and paratransit vehicles.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.