[Video] Sandvik’s new fluorine-free vehicle fire suppressant system

Sandvik has launched a new, environmentally-friendly fire suppression system at this week’s Queensland Mining Expo in Mackay.

Dubbed ‘Eclipse’, the foam dispensing fire suppression system is fluorine-free and rapidly biodegrades.

Fluorine has long been a problem for fire suppression system design, as it is a toxic pollutant that until now has been a necessary ingredient in conventional fire suppressing foams, which can persist in the environment for thousands of years after discharge.

The new Eclipse fluorine-free fire suppressant foam is the first of its kind in this application in the world.

Australian Mining took an up-close look at how the Eclipse system deploys in a light vehicle, at QME 2014 last week.

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