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AMEREX VEHICLE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Your vehicles have never been safer.

Fire destroys billions of dollars’ worth of industrial equipment every year. It causes manpower losses, decreased property value, and in many cases, loss of human lives. Yet few companies fail to properly protect their workers and industrial equipment from its damaging effect. That’s why there is Amerex.

The Amerex Small Vehicle System (SMVS) is designed specifically for applications involving front engine vehicles. The electronics portion of the system is made up of a Vehicle Operator Display with Manual Release Push Button, a wiring Interface Module and two Solid State Heat Detectors. The system is continuously supervised which can detect and actuate the system even when the vehicle is not in use.

Amerex Mining Application Fire SystemWhy would you use the Amerex SMVS? Amerex is a leading manufacturer of firefighting equipment, with more engineering, manufacturing and quality control experience than anyone else in the industry. They can protect your equipment from fire with a suppression system designed specifically for you.

Here is a list of some of the key features of the SMVS:

Life Protector

Whether it is an operator sitting high atop a loader or your children riding in their school bus, Amerex Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems are designed first and foremost to protect human life Amerex’s vehicle fire protection systems are designed and installed to suppress a fire before it can reach the operator or passenger areas, quickly and efficiently.

Reduce Damage and Down Time

Industrial vehicles are plagued with potential fire hazards. Amerex can effectively identify these hazards and protect your equipment against them with a fixed fire suppression system. Amerex Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems are designed to warn the operator and suppress the fire, protecting both equipment and employees. Our automatic systems suppress the fire in its earliest stages before it becomes fully established and spreads into highly combustible areas. As a result, damage is limited and equipment down time is held to a minimum. Considering the protection provided, these systems are cost efficient. In fact, the cost of installing an Amerex system to protect your equipment can be compared to a penny protecting a ten-dollar bill.

Reduce Insurance Cost

Amerex Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems may make it easier to obtain insurance and also help you to qualify for lower premiums. As the costs of heavy-duty vehicles rise, insurance rates escalate accordingly. Many insurance companies have recognized a reduction in claims paid out due to the presence of a fixed vehicle fire suppression system. The Amerex Vehicle Fire Suppression System will lower your fire risk, which can lower your insurance premiums. The key phrase is “material change of risk.” Ask your insurance agent.

Levitt-Safety is a proud distributor of Amerex Fire Suppression Systems. Order now online or find out more here!

Levitt-Safety Now Carries CTI™ Linear Heat Detection

CTI-Detector-Cutaway-400wLevitt-Safety | Fire Protection Systems division is pleased to announce the availability of an advanced product line of Linear Heat Detectors utilizing Confirmed Temperature Initiation (CTI™) sensing technology. Made by the Protectowire Company, this patented technology reaffirms the company’s tradition of developing advanced and innovative fire detection products.

Utilizing the thermoelectric effect, the new detectors have been designed to generate a more accurate heat response and to eliminate false alarms caused by mechanical damage. Any short circuit caused by mechanical damage to the detector from such things as a falling pallet in a freezer warehouse rack, will not signal a false alarm, but be detected as a trouble or fault condition on the detection circuit. Patents have been issued in the United States and other foreign countries.

Read more about CTI™ Linear Heat Detection here.

Stat-X® Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Stat-X System LayoutMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression generators, manufactured by Fireaway, Inc., recently received an evaluation report (ESR# 3230) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the UL Listed electrically operated Stat-X condensed aerosol fire suppression fixed system generators meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers, and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving Stat-X condensed aerosol generatorsin construction projects under the International Fire Code.

ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Fireaway Inc. can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department.  Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Fireaway’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant.“We are pleased that our ICC-ES evaluation report for our UL Listed electrically operated Stat-X fire suppression fixed system generators has been published. We feel it will help our US based distributors gain system installation approval from authorities having jurisdiction in states that have adopted IFC based fire codes that do not include NFPA 2010 as a standard and in turn condensed aerosol fire suppression systems as approved systems in their fire codes.” Chris Gendron, technical and quality specialist, Fireaway Inc.

About Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems

pdt_fse_1Stat-X fixed systems and Stat-X First Responders®are highly-advanced automatic condensed aerosol fire suppression solutions.   These unique, robust fire suppression units are UL Listed, eco-friendly (zero ozone depletion, zero atmospheric life, and insignificant global warming potential) and non-toxic, andare saving lives and protecting property for facilities, machinery, vehicles, and industrial sites around the globe.  These units are deployed in the toughest conditions worldwide, including surface and underground mines, military vehicles, long haul buses, rolling stock, remote telecom sites, wind turbines, power substations, electrical cabinets, and various marine and off-shore settings.   Capable of being manually, thermally or electrically activated by industry-standard control panels, Stat-X provides highly effective and economical fire suppression solutions to customers around the world.

Stat-X is manufactured by Fireaway Inc., an ISO 9001-2008 certified company with production facilities in Minnetonka, Minnesota and Minden, Louisiana.   All products are manufactured in the USA using the highest quality construction materials.   Inquiries may be made by mail, phone or email.   Please visit our website, www.statx.com, for further information or to locate a certified distributor in your area.

 

 

 

 

CHECKFIRE 210 DETECTION AND ACTUATION SYSTEM

The ANSUL CHECKFIRE 210 Supervised Electronic Detection and Actuation System is engineered to stand up to extreme operating environments. This versatile system is designed to provide detection, alarm and fire suppression system actuation for mobile applications like hydraulic excavators, haul trucks, wheeled loaders, dozers and graders. The CHECKFIRE 210 is used with an ANSUL LVS, A-101, or twin agent vehicle fire suppression system for 24-hour protection of equipment. One of the hallmarks of the CHECKFIRE 210 system is its flexibility in protecting multiple hazard areas. Featuring color-coded, plug-and-play connectors, the system is equipped with two, independent detection circuits configurable for various options including single-zone detection, two-zone detection, cross-zone detection, discharge pressure feedback monitoring or alarm only. The CHECKFIRE 210 System can be found on vehicles and non-road mobile equipment in industries including agriculture, construction, forestry, mining, public transportation, public utilities and waste/recycling.

 

CHECKFIRE 110 DETECTION AND ACTUATION SYSTEM

Rugged heavy equipment comes with substantial fire safety challenges often requiring an investment in life and property protection. The ANSUL CHECKFIRE 110 Electronic Detection and Actuation System offers cost-effective, single-zone detection and actuation for vehicles used in the extreme environmental and physical conditions of industries like forestry, waste/recycling, aviation and transit. The system is used with an ANSUL A-101 or LVS Vehicle Fire Suppression System for 24-hour protection of equipment. The CHECKFIRE 110 system provides electrical and/or optional pneumatic input to actuate an ANSUL fire suppression system. When fire is detected, the control module sends an electrical signal to release the gas from an expellant gas cartridge to pressurize and discharge the fire suppression system. The system features supervised circuits with color-coded, plug-and-play connectors for detection, release and external 12/24 VDC primary power source. Operating components include the compact control module, spot or linear thermal detection, electric manual actuators and a protracting actuation device.

SECURIPLEX SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

In today’s’ machinery spaces, fires can lead to problems that go beyond loss of life and the loss of the equipment - it can lead to the destruction of a facility or the loss of a vessel.

The SECURIPLEX has the approvals that are right for your application, whether it be a self-contained or electric driven system. SECURIPLEX provides systems that protect emergency diesel generators in industrial and commercial applications worldwide for total flooding or local application fire protection. In certain applications, the emergency generator is usually the last line of defense with respect to a power failure. Many facilities, from hospitals, to wireless carriers to major world manufacturers, cannot afford to have their emergency systems damaged during a fire.

The FIRE-SCOPE® 5000 high pressure water mist system (whether in a total flood or local application) will ensure fast extinguishment time with a minimal amount of damage to equipment allowing for quick cleanup and fast turnaround so that you are up and running again as quickly as possible. The FIRE-SCOPE® 5000 nozzle is constructed in materials that are the most corrosion resistant in the industry. Manufactured out of stainless steel and titanium alloy, it is the highest quality nozzle in the world today. In addition to the many benefits that a water mist system offers, all of SECURIPLEC LLC's products require no additives! Some of the key features of water mist in machinery spaces are that the system is designed to extinguish even the most severe fires, including pressurized spray fires, engine oil fires and turbine bearing fires.

If you have regular 100 PSI plant air or water available, SECURIPLEX also offer the FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 low pressure in hybrid or self-contained versions available. The FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 can offer advantages in terms of lower system installation costs depending on system configuration parameters. Some other features include:

  • Cooling of hot metal to prevent re-ignition without warping of engine components.
  • Scrubs out toxic gases.
  • Extremely high cooling capacity of ambient temperature to prevent damage to other equipment in vicinity of fire.
  • Maintains high oxygen content in area.
  • Easy re-charging procedure whether using our self-contained systems or electric drive versions. Just pour in water!

The SECURIPLEX water mist systems are the solution when life cycle costs are a consideration, in addition to safe and effective fire protection. These systems are the most cost effective solution over the service life of the system. Usually, it takes just one discharge from an FM-200 or other type of system to make the upfront cost of installing a competing fire protection system cost inhibitive. Whether you are looking for an FM approved, ABS/USCG certified or even a Navy tested system, we have the experience and the approvals that are required to meet any challenge you have in any size space. We have specialized equipment that can take advantage of a regular pneumatic supply or a regular water supply whether you need an electric drive version or a self-contained system (PPU).

These systems are approved to international standards such as FM 5560, IMO MSC/Circ. 913 and IMO MSC/Circ. 1165.

Stat-X First Responder

The Stat-X First Responder is a small, light, handheld unit with a pull actuator designed to be tossed into rooms with active fires to provide immediate fire suppression. When used by firefighters, it buys time for hose set-up, stops flashover, and can provide an emergency egress route through a wall of flames. Used by police first on the scene, it can slow a fire long enough to allow fire departments to arrive. The Stat-X First Responder is also an exceptional tool for energy companies for use in manhole fires and underground vaults!

FEATURES

  • Offers significant fire "knockdown" and rapid suppression capabilities for enclosed spaces
  • Zero ozone depletion, zero atmospheric life, and insignificant global warming potential
  • Favorably reviewed by EPA for SNAP listing
  • Safe for fire fighters and any occupants trapped by fire
  • No oxygen depletion — suppresses at very low concentrations by interference with free radicals
  • Provides a reliable, cost effective fire protection tool for a wide range of fire scenarios
  • Small, compact, and easily portable to point of attack

Typical application scenarios include:

FIRE FIGHTER

  • Scenario A: Firefighter arrives at the scene of an early stage fire. After evacuating people and before additional resources arrive at the scene, toss a Stat-X First Responder into the rooms which are involved with the fire. This will buy time for further rescue and for firefighters to lay hose.
  • Scenario B: Firefighters are concerned about potential flashover from a fire down a hall and water isn't available yet. Toss a Stat-X First Responder ahead of the firefighters to eliminate many of the contributing factors of a flashover.
  • Scenario C: A firefighter is trapped or can't get to a victim due to an intense area of fire. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression.

POLICE

  • Scenario A: Police arrive at a vehicle fire as a result of an accident. There are occupants trapped in the burning vehicle and the fire department has not yet arrived. Break a window, toss The Stat-X First Responder into the vehicle to knock down the fire and remove the occupants.
  • Scenario B: SWAT arrives on site and must deploy "flash bangers" into an area to stun criminals. These flash bangers often ignite combustibles. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression for entry or to suppress fire while awaiting the arrival of the fire department.
  • Scenario C: Police arrive on the site of a structure (house) fire, in advance of the fire department. Occupants can be seen or heard in the fire area. Deploy The Stat-X First Responder to possibly attempt rescue or at least suppress and hold the fire in check until the fire department arrives.

ENERGY

  • Scenario A: The worst case — fire erupts in a manhole with worker stuck in the manhole and either incapacitated or unable to escape though the flames. Co-worker immediately deploys First Responder and tosses it into the manhole away from the trapped worker. It will suppress/extinguish the fire, buying valuable time for evacuation or power shutdown.
  • Scenario B: Underground transformer fire, or any below grade enclosed space fire. Just twist and pull the ring, toss First Responder in. Deploy another as necessary to suppress/extinguish the fire reducing damage and downtime.
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