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Company Announcement - Fogmaker fire suppression systems have a solid reputation for protecting both human life and assets within the global bus transportation market. Designed and manufactured in Sweden Fogmaker has an installed base of more than 100 000 systems in over 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the USA. The product for closed engine compartments is distributed in southern Africa by Fogmaker South Africa.
This high pressure water mist fire suppression system is rapidly gaining popularity within a number of sectors where its value in terms of decreased downtime and reduced insurance risk are apparent. John Russell, general manager for Fogmaker South Africa, says that uptake has been high in the bus industry, and is now gaining traction in industries using underground vehicles, forestry machines, marine vessels and other specialised mobile machinery.
“Due to the use of hydro-pneumatic fire detection, which is totally independent of any electric circuit, both the detection and suppression systems work even when the electricity supply is disconnected. Resetting a released suppression system is simpler, easier, faster and more effective than with powder or foam suppression systems. The total life span cost of Fogmaker suppression systems is low compared with competing systems,” Russell says.
The patented discharge piston allows for a complete discharge, regardless of the orientation of the bottle. This, together with its high-pressure (100 bar) operation, results in a smaller installation footprint. A further benefit is that the system can be installed in confined, out-of-the-way spaces in closer proximity to the required protection location.
The Fogmaker is manufactured according to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards and has obtained approval from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the USA, the Swedish Fire Defence Association’s SBF 128 and Australia’s AS 5062 standards.
“The introduction of Fogmaker to the local market underlines our business philosophy of partnering with leading specialist suppliers of technology solutions that ensure the protection and efficient management of transportation assets,” Russell concludes.