Fire protection in mining is essential, as the confined spaces and remote locations offer a real impact on fire escape and therefore life safety. The financial damage from a total loss of a specialist mining vehicle is huge, not only in equipment cost but to critical production deadlines.
The mining environments offer intense heat and a concentration of small particle debris, and when this is combined with the exhausts, manifolds, turbochargers and hydraulic oil of the machines, fire can easily start. At Powertech our system detects and suppresses the fire right at the source, providing rapid protection and increased safety with minimal impact on staff. Another great benefit from our technology is that the system has no electrical requirements, making it ideal for ATEX/flameproof applications that are commonly requested in these environments.