The risk of fire on mining businesses

Heavy vehicles, mobile plant, mining machinery, stationary equipment, electrical control rooms, power generation equipment and other assets represent a substantial investment for any business.

Due to the often heavy demands placed on equipment performance, a significant consideration of risk for any operator today is damage to equipment or potential loss of life resulting from the ever-present risk of fire.

Wherever you have heat generation combined with potential mechanical or electrical component failure, the probability of fire is real.

Consequently, consideration must be given to the costs of asset replacement and lost production. These costs are however, insignificant compared to the possible loss of life.

While there are some common causes of fire, it is worthwhile considering the options available to protect your investment in the case of such an event.

The installation of a fire suppression system has now become an essential part of a company’s overall risk management plan in order to minimise the risk to both operator and equipment.

Muster – Your fire suppression partner

Muster introduces innovation into the fire suppression market with their Muster Fire Suppression Systems.

Using leading edge technology for automatic detection and actuation; Muster is a pre- engineered system designed for environments where world-leading performance is consistently demanded.

Muster’s innovative features include: 24/7 Full System Integrity Monitoring through the uniquely designed Muster Alarm Panel which can be integrated into all of the Muster Fire Suppression Systems; System Diagnostic Capabilities which feature a compact state of the art Diagnostic Module to preserve the systems’ essential information and download software updates; Flexible Heat Detection Capabilities which employ the latest fire sensing technology with our MusterWire Linear Heat Detection system, ensuring clear and continuous signals are relayed to the Muster Alarm Panel to enable reliability and integrity of the monitoring, or immediate fire activation; and Cloud-based Software integrates leading edge technology with our exclusive Muster360 Cloud-based Risk Assessment, System Design & commissioning program to lower risk, reduce costs and ensure all Muster Fire Suppression Systems are compliant with approved fire standards.

Muster Fire Suppression Systems have been tested to comply with the requirements of Australian Standard AS5062-2016.

System design and installation is carried out by trained and qualified personnel. Every system design begins with a thorough risk assessment of the equipment to be protected.

This ensures that all fuel and ignition sources are identified and assessed for protection, resulting in a more effective management of the asset and its fire risks.

The Muster range includes several alternatives for fire detection and sensing, numerous cylinder size alternatives, and a comprehensive range of extinguishing agents including environmentally friendly foam, solid aerosol generators and dry chemical powder.

Combinations for dual agent configuration are also available to suit various applications via our unique Muster Integration Module, all monitored by one Muster Alarm panel. This reduces costs and ensures the integrity of your Muster System is constantly monitored 24/7.

Complete training is a pre-requisite to design, installation and service of the Muster fire system. All authorised Muster distributors are trained and tested to ensure competency to deliver the correct system designs, installation and service capability of the entire range.

To find out how Muster can protect your fleet go to www.musterfire.com

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