Ansul® LVS Wet Chemical Agent
Many industrial vehicles operate virtually non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They use a host of flammable liquids including lubricating oils, diesel fuels, greases, and hydraulic fluids that generate considerable heat. So when a fire breaks out, the results can be dramatic. Extensive downtime and business interruption can result in an even greater expense as this equipment often takes many months to replace. Your fire protection needs to work 24/7, too.
The ANSUL® LVS Liquid Agent Fire Suppression System is designed to suppress fires in mobile equipment used in a wide range of industries including mining, forestry, waste management, transportation and others.
How It Works
The LVS fire suppression system agent provides both fire suppression and superior cooling of super-heated surfaces while blanketing the fuel and cutting off oxygen to help prevent reflash. It flows readily into hard-to-reach areas along the same path flammable liquids may have flowed. The wet chemical agent provides a strong measure of freeze protection along with the foaming properties associated with conventional Class B liquid agents.
ANSUL® LVS Liquid Agent Fire Suppression System is used in conjunction with their CHECKFIRE system to provide around-the-clock, automatic, fire detection and actuation. The CHECKFIRE system includes supervised circuitry, adjustable shutdown, discharge time delays and auxiliary shutdown relay. Learn more about CHECKFIRE and ANSUL® Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems here.
Ansul®’s Position on LVS
For years, the ANSUL® LT-A-101 Dry Chemical Fire Suppression System, designed to suppress fires in Class B flammable fuels, was used as the primary stand-alone solution for non-road mobile equipment. Today, most mid-to-large class non-road mobile vehicles use turbo charged diesel engines for power, which create extreme heat levels (threshold of 850ºF / 454ºC) that dry chemical systems cannot provide an adequate level of cooling needed. Thus, a water-based wet chemical agent is necessary to cool hot surfaces in potential fire hazard areas. You can read more about ANSUL®’s position on LVS here.
Levitt-Safety has gained a reputation as a leader in the fire protection systems industry and is committed to providing our customers with the best possible protection available. While dry chemical systems are still available and effective in many fire suppression applications, all Ansul applications quoted by Levitt-Safety that include super-heated surfaces that pose a re-ignition threat will be quoted per manufacturer requirements with LVS wet chemical for cooling.