FIRES ON LARGE OFF-ROAD VEHICLES: THE PROBLEM AND SOLUTION

A semi-automatic fire protection system has been developed to reduce operator hazards, the cost of repair, and lost production time as a result of fires on large mobile machines. Research of military and industrial fire protection systems for mobile equipment has resulted in a hybrid prototype system that combines optical and thermal fire sensores, logic controls, self-monitoring circuits and an extinguishing system to meet rigorous demands imposed by off-road equipment. The amount and type of fire protection needed for a variety of equipment is explained and a decision analysis matrix provides guidelines and rating scales of fire protection necessary for large haulage trucks and other off-road equipment. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Earthmoving Industry Conference, Central Illinois Section, Peoria, Illionis, April 15-16, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, R B
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750561 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM