How can fires in heavy-duty mining vehicles be avoided?
Data derived from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) shows that a large number of mining equipment fires are due to ruptured hydraulic/fuel lines and failed fittings/gaskets and electrical short/arcing in power cable systems. In many cases these can be avoided by scheduling more frequent and thorough inspections, potential system failures may be detected beforehand to prevent catastrophic scenarios.
In an upcoming webinar related research that has previously been conducted by the Division of Resources and Energy in New South Wales – Australia, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – USA and the Health and Safety Committee/GRAMKO of Svemin - the industry organization for mines, mineral and metal producers in Sweden will be reviewed.
As part of the webinar three different actual fire cases in which the automatic fire suppression systems activated but did not extinguish the fires will be further reviewed.
The webinar will be finalized with recommendations and best practices in order to secure the fire risks are eliminated or minimized on heavy-duty mining vehicles.
The webinar will be hosted by Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection - Marcello Sanchez, Global Business Manager Mining and Anders Gulliksson, R&D Manager.
Dafo was founded in 1919 and has developed into a modern, high-tech company committed to offer the very best solutions to its customers. Dafo was one of the first companies in the world which started to develop integrated firefighting solutions for vehicles back in 1976. Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has three main business areas: Integration (Fire suppression systems integration into OEM production line, Retrofit (Fire suppression systems installed at final customer) as well as Service & Maintenance. The Dafo Vehicle group today consist of several subsidiaries and Dafo dealers – Dafo Vehicle Oy (Finland), Dafo US, Dafo Deutschland, Dafo Russia, Dafo Asia, Dafo Spain, Dafo UK & Ireland, Dafo Middle East, Dafo Chile, Dafo Brasil, Dafo Australia and Dafo Peru. The head office is located in Tyresö, Sweden.