The modern farming industry utilizes large, sophisticated, The Firetrace system installed in the engine compartmentexpensive equipment to perform the time sensitive task of crop harvesting.
Given the necessary time restraints of planting and harvesting, a fire's impact can reach far beyond the loss of equipment. However, a fire that is quickly caught and suppressed often produces only minor damage that can be quickly repaired.
This equipment, while typically very reliable, can be jeopardized by elements of the working environment.
Leaves, straw, and crop residue can accumulate in the engine compartment or other hazardous areas. The heat of the engine or exhaust systems can easily ignite the dry materials leading to a fire that could envelop the entire machine, easily spread throughout the crops, or possibly start a wild fire.
Firetrace's proprietary red Fire Detection Tubing (FDT) is the key to catching fires when they start. By routing the tubing through the compartment to be protected, a Firetrace system's detection can get right to the source of the fire.
The red Firetrace cylinder can be seen below, along with the FDT as it is runs to the critical areas. In the event of a fire, the Firetrace system will release its extinguishing agent automatically.
Firetrace systems also offers an optional manual activation console and a audible alarm which is triggered at the detection of a fire and when the system is activated.
A Firetrace system is not a replacement for following a strict cleaning regimen as dictated by the machine's manufacturer or as conditions warrant.
Firetrace is an excellent solution to help prevent a small fire from becoming a major event.