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Mining Equipment Fire Prevention Shields and Blankets


Exhaust System Shields and Blankets for Mining Equipment - Meets MIL-I-24222 ASTM E84 UL2200

Analysis of mining fires from 1990 through 1999 showed there were 340 large mining equipment fires, resulting in 72 injuries and five fatalities.  Many of the fires resulted in the loss of equipment and all posed potential or real risks to the operator.  In 97 cases, the fires burned out of control, even after activation of the equipment fire suppression system, due to spraying of pressurized hydraulic fluid or fuel onto hot engine surfaces.

In other cases, even after engine shutoff, the fires re-ignited, fueled by the continued flow of flammable fluids remaining in the lines onto the hot engine surfaces. In many of the fires, flammable vapors evolved and penetrated the cab, violently igniting, forcing the operator to exit under very hazardous conditions.

Custom fabricated removable insulation systems for engine components such as mufflers, turbo-chargers and exhaust pipe runs feature high temperature capability, and a cool outer surface to reduce ignition of fuel and oils in the event of a leak or spray.

There are three versions of these fabricated blanket systems:
·  ExhaustGuardTM Standard
   Designed for thermal protection: improved combustion and exhaust flow and
   reduced temperatures inside the engine room.

·  ExhaustGuardTM Mine
   Similar construction to the ExhaustGuardTM Standard but with an inner stainless
   steel foil instead of stainless mesh to minimize absorption of fluids by the
   insulation thereby improving fire prevention.

·  ExhaustGuardTM MineXT
   Same as the ExhaustGuardTM Mine XT, with the addition of a stainless
   mesh covering the outer fabric layer to further add impact and damage
   protection to the blanket for rough service environments such as mining.

·  ExhaustGuardTM Mine Collar
   Safety collars cover the joint area where two exhaust cover sections meet, providing   
   an extra safety layer to prevent fluids from entering the sections where the gap exists.
mining vehicle engine fire shields high temperature heat protection
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