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Old 08-09-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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Fire Suppression System

This is Michbill,
In January 2015, while going to FL on I-75, we saw two MH's totaled by, what I later learned from a newspaper report were, eng. fires. This summer, in one of the motor home mag's, I saw an write up about a fire suppression system developed in Sweden. My questions: Does anyone have any experience with this type of fire suppression system? Even though it may save the coach what effect will it have on the eng and other things in that compartment?
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Can you post the article as to what type of suppression system it was.

I am familiar with a dusting type system and a foam system. Both these systems are basically designed to displace oxygen and smother the fire. In both theses cases if the system is initiated it usually will not harm the engine or surrounding areas.

I used them on underground mining equipment. If a system was set off the suppression media was simply washed off and repairs made.

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Old 08-09-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
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I have an AFFF (foam) suppression system installed over my engine. AFFF is designed for fuel type fires though it works of other types as well. As I have a rear radiator my system is a single head over the center of the compartment. For side radiators coaches you would need a two head system.
I got mine from Fire Fight Systems in Orlando FL. Mac the Fire Guy also handles these also. Mac's web site has some videos showing there use.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:33 PM   #4
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I'm interested in putting in a automatic fire extinguisher in the engine bay... I have a rear radiator and I was wondering where and how you mounted it for proper coverage. Did you mount it to the underside of the bedroom accessible hatch over the engine... I'm not sure there is room there on my rig. Also I'm wondering if you would want to keep it away from the exhaust and turbo so it doesn't get too hot and trigger the extinguisher.
Does anyone have pictures of their installed system?

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Timely, as my wife must have seen the same video and now 'she who must be obeyed' (or swmbo for short ) has me on a quest for that, a dashcam and an alarm system !!!

Always thought my scary dog was enough of an alarm system, but she's worried about the DOG being hurt ?!? come on - 70 lbs of pure muscle ?!?!

Anybody local want to split these 10 with me ?
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #6
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Fire Suppression System

I was mistaken. I saw the system in the on line version of FMCA. Below is the link to the video. I hope it works.
Fogmaker North America Fire Suppression System

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