Fires on Large Off-Road Vehicles: The Problem and Solution

750561

02/01/1975

Event
26th Annual Earthmoving Industry Conference
Authors Abstract
Content
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 sensors, 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.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/750561
Pages
10
Citation
Stevens, R., "Fires on Large Off-Road Vehicles: The Problem and Solution," SAE Technical Paper 750561, 1975, https://doi.org/10.4271/750561.
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Publisher
Published
Feb 1, 1975
Product Code
750561
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English