|AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT FIRE PROTECTION
Fires and explosions are acknowledged risks associated with all stages of agricultural production. Build-up of debris on agricultural machinery, stored crops, fuel storage facilities and grain dust explosions entail a very high risk of fire. High temperatures in the engine and exhaust systems can easily ignite debris and cause catastrophic fires.
FirePro fire suppression systems are robust, dependable, autonomous and effective. These systems are easily serviced in the field and thus minimize the amount of downtime and lost productivity in case of a fire incident. They can also be specifically designed for particular applications that are considered challenging or too costly to protect with other technologies. Moreover, they are friendly to the environment, people and crops.
FirePro systems can reduce damage to machinery, storage rooms and collateral damage to other assets in the event that a fire does occur. The systems are compact, easy to install, environmentally friendly and not pressurised making them ideal for the agriculture industry.
|An assessment of fluorine free, Class B firefighting foams. The results were published in Jan 2020. C6 AR-AFFF has superior firefighting capabilities compared to Flourine Free Foams(FFF). FFF firefighting capabilities varied depending on manufacturer. FFF required between 2-7 times both the rates and the densities of the AR-AFFF to for similar results against the fires.(full report)
|Fluorinated Foams were completly banned in South Australia from Jan 2020. Bulk volumes of foam (or wash waters) may only be transported by an EPA licensed carrier. No Release of foams to the environment – decanting must be in a bunded area. Disposal of foam requires a licensed facility.(full document)
The Aust Government is developing a PFAS National Environmental Plan.
|Jan 2017 Information Bulletin – Selection and Use of Foams (full document)
May 2018 Technical Advisory Note – Changing to FFF Systems (full document)