Freight Handling Equipment

In the industry of delivering freight containers, TIME is MONEY! With large bonuses and heavy penalties for early or late deliveries, the need for a port to work continuously and efficiently is key. Intermodal Transport Vehicles have undergone continuous development and have become bigger, faster and more efficient.

In turn, freight handling equipment have also become larger, faster and more efficient to deal with the increased work load. These machines are also generally running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The increased strain on freight handling equipment naturally leads to an increase in fire risks. These assets are extremely valuable and if damaged, or lost to a fire, the cost could also extend to the loss of work capacity at the port. There are many challenges in providing fire protection for freight handling equipment Mobile (The equipment is constantly on the move), Scale (The equipment is typically very large), and Environment (The machines are typically working in a harsh environment and can be exposed to constantly changing weather conditions).

EQUIPRO offers the ultimate fire protection systems for freight handling equipment. EQUIPRO Systems utilise our Proprietary Fire Detection Tubing and in doing so, provide a truly independent, reliable, fully automated 24/7 protection against the threats of fire.

How does EQUIPRO Manage This?

EQUIPRO Detection Tubing reacts to heat. It does not require any electrical power to work. The Fire Detection Tubing can be used as both a detection device and as an agent delivery system. The tubing is installed and pressurized to burst at the point closest to the fire. In doing so, it releases the fire extinguishing agent directly at the source of ignition. HFC-227ea, FK-5-1-1-2, Carbon Dioxide and Dry Powder are some of the effective fire extinguishing agents used in this application.

The Fire Detection Tubing is also durable whilst being flexible. This means that it can be placed in virtually any environment and work around virtually any obstacles 

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Secondary Action Release System (SAR)

EQUIPRO Secondary Action Release (SAR) System utilizes EQUIPRO proprietary Detection Tubing as a means of automatically detecting fires. As the pressure in the tubing drops, it initiates the valve to open and release the fire extinguishing agent through a conventional nozzle via either brass or stainless


Direct Action Release Systems (DAR) 

EQUIPRO Direct Action Release (DAR) Systems utilizes the EQUIPRO proprietary Detection Tubing as a means of fire detection and also act as a discharge pipe for the extinguishing agent. The Fire Detection Tubing reacts quickly and linearly to heat during a fire and the tubing will burst in the direction of the heat source. This in effect creates a nozzle-like hole in the Fire Detection Tubing which is directed towards the fire thereby extinguishing it quickly.


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