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Vehicle Fire Suppression

   Consider the following Dangers:

 

  • Engine Compartment - The engine compartment contains an assortment of fluids, fuels, oils, and greases, as well as congested wires, hoses, and accumulated debris, all very near high heat sources.
  • Battery Compartments - Battery compartments are a potential fire hazard when combustible materials build up on the top of the battery. These materials, in the presence of moisture, can cause a short circuit.
  • Transmissions, Torque Converters, and Parking Brakes - All these components are a possible high heat source that could cause combustible materials to ignite.
  • High Pressure Hoses - Hot fluid spraying from a ruptured high pressure hose, or leaking from a loose flange or fitting could find its way to a source of ignition.
  • Belly Pan - The belly pan can accumulate not only leaking fuel from the vehicle, but external debris as well. Because of its unique location, a fire starting in the belly pan could quickly engulf the entire vehicle.
  • Hydraulic/Fuel Pumps - Because of the high pressures involved with these pumps, fluid spraying from a leaking pump could find it's way to a heat source and cause ignition.