Automatic fire suppression systems FIRETRACE

MEXACOVER is the exclusive authorised FIRETRACE® International Distributor for Bus and Heavy Plan Vehicles for Spain and authorised distributor for the same markets (off-road and on-road) in Portugal.

This authorisation is effective from January 1st 2016.

Certificado de distribución para España y Portugal (pdf)

Firetrace systems offer a unique approach to fire protection of many of the fire prone areas of these vehicles. FIRETRACE® systems detect fire using the proprietary red Firetrace Detection Tubing (FDT). This heat sensitive polymer tubing is pressurized and reacts to the heat and radiant energy of a fire by bursting, thus activating the fire suppression system.

FIRETRACE® detection tubing is ideal for fire detection in buses (EURO 5 and EURO 6) as it tolerates the vibration, dirt, temperature extremes of the environments in which the buses operate. Also, as Firetrace systems are pneumatically operated, they require no power from the vehicle to operate and do not place additional strain on the vehicle’s electrical system.

Firetrace’s automatic fire suppression system is in use on more than 10,000 buses worldwide, along with thousands of paratransit vehicles, as well as protecting both light and heavy rail.

Achievement of P-Mark status (April 2015) shows Firetrace International’s Fire  uppression Systems, have been tested for realistic fire hazards that can occur on a bus and that its components will work in harsh environments. In addition, it requires an independent review, by approved third party auditors (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden), of Firetrace International’s factory production control. Certified under SPCR 183 for use in Bus Engine Compartments.

In the event of a fire, The FIRETRACE® system will release its extinguishing agent automatically, resulting in suppression many times faster than could be achieved using manual suppression. Every second saved results in less damage - and ultimately downtime – for the machine.