Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection News

Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection Highlights The Risks Of Under-specified Fire Suppression Systems

When it comes to vehicle fire protection, there is only one chance to put out a fire. At the very least, cutting corners can lead to putting machines at risk and, in the worst cases, operators’ lives. It’s not about having a fire suppression system. It’s about having the right system for the machine and the environment in which it operates. vehicle fire suppression failure Under-specified and incorrect fire suppression systems are considered to be the primary cause of vehicle...

BS 6164:2019 - Fire Suppression For Tunneling

The British Standard (BS) 6164:2019 came into effect on 31 October 2019. This British Standard is a full revision of the now-superseded BS 6164:2011 with regards to health and safety in tunneling in the construction industry. Clause 13 of BS 6164:2019 contains guidance and recommendations regarding fire protection of plant and equipment used in tunneling. It refers to the protection of both mobile and static equipment, including specialized tunnel plant intended for underground use and surface...

Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection Release Their Business Updates And Measure They Follow During The Pandemic

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection wanted to reassure the clients that they are doing everything they can to reduce the risk of infection for their customers and employees. The company understands that many businesses are struggling, and they would like to do what they can to make life a little easier. They have announced that there is no change to the operation of the business and that system installation and servicing will go ahead as normal; maint...

Vehicle Fire Suppression Basics: Fire Hazard Analysis

An effective fire suppression system design is based on a thorough fire hazard analysis of the specific vehicle to be protected and its operating environment. In this blog post, Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection look at the key principles behind a fire hazard analysis and how they dictate system design parameters such as number and location of distribution nozzles, and quantity of extinguishing agent. The Fire Triangle Fire hazards exist in any situation where a fuel source and an ignition source...

Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection Now Extends Their Product Warranty To 3 Years And Introduces 5 Year Warranty On Request

The Ardent VCM vehicle fire suppression systems are now backed-up with 3 years warranty as standard, with the option to extend to a 5-year warranty on request. Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection have full confidence in their system’s technology, design and build. The extensive research and development work completed by the company’s team, as well as the external testing their system has undertaken, ensures the Ardent VCM system provides reliable fire protection in even the harshest envir...

Vehicle Fire Suppression Basics: Suppression Agent Tanks

No fire suppression system is complete without the correct suppression agent tanks; they are used to store the suppression agent and play a vital role in the dispersion of the agent upon system activation. In this post, Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection will look at the common issues affecting agent tanks and the importance of frequent maintenance and inspection. Stored pressure and cartridge operated tanks are commonly use in vehicle fire suppression systems. Both types of agent tank will perform...

Vehicle Fire Suppression Basics: Control Systems

Extinguishing agents and detectors are key components of any fire suppression system, but it is the control module that co-ordinates and dictates the response to fire. While the subject of control systems is worthy of a book in its own right, in this post Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection will briefly outline the control system process and the features currently available. fire suppressing agent Control modules essentially receive the information relayed by the sensors and detectors, then process...

Vehicle Fire Suppression Basics: Detection Systems

In this post, Ardent Fire Systems Limited continue their series looking at the detection methods used in vehicle fire suppression. Even the most effective extinguishing agents depend upon a rapid and reliable detection system. Here, the company looks at the most common types of detectors and the advantages and disadvantages of each. There are three types of detectors commonly used to sense the presence of fire: smoke, flame and heat detectors. Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors sense the pres...

Vehicle Fire Suppression Basics - Extinguishing Agents

Choosing a fire suppression system for one’s mobile equipment may look like a daunting task, especially when considering the number of options available. To assist in the choice of system, this article will give one a general overview of its main components and the factors that dictate the design of an effective system. Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection invites everyone to read though their blog posts so they can familiarize themselves with the key principles, technology and design decisions...

What Makes For A Trouble-Free Fire Suppression System?

Ultimately, one wants a fire suppression system that is not only effective when it counts, but a system that is also trouble-free and requires minimal unplanned maintenance. How a fire suppression system is installed has a direct impact on remedial maintenance works and consequent machine downtime. At Ardent, the company understands this and put system installation at the core of every fire suppression system they supply. They might take a bit longer to fit a system than other suppliers, but th...

Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection Supporting Daily Maintenance Checks To Prevent Vehicle Fire

Nobody expects a fire on-board their equipment; however, when a fire hits the results can be catastrophic. Expensive repair bills, costly downtime and a delay in production all affect the bottom line and in the worst cases, it endangers lives. The best way to protect the people and vehicles is to prevent fire altogether. At Ardent, the company strongly recommend their customers to perform daily maintenance checks to help reduce the risk of equipment fire. Regular Cleaning Keeping equipment cle...

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