Vehicle fires can occur at any time, even when the vehicle is unattended or not in use. An automatic vehicle fire suppression system detects and suppresses a fire in minutes. This early detection is vital not only for the safety of the driver, but also for the longevity of your business and protection of other vehicles.
Automatic vehicle suppression systems are designed with detection wires that are wrapped around the perimeter of the vehicle’s engine. When the insulation on one wire melts (reaching a temperature of 356℉ or higher), the melted wire touches the other wire and a message is sent to the control panel to dump the system and extinguish the fire.
Manual systems on the other hand require the operator of the vehicle to push a button to initiate the suppression system.