As a result, recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Paper shredding trucks in use. However, with the increase in the number of trucks, there has also been a dramatic increase in the number of shredder truck fires as well.
These trucks create a huge amount of potential fuel for a fire in the form of shredded paper.
Also during the shredding process, large amounts of paper particles are generated. In the same turn, these particles spread throughout the truck and into the machinery responsible for the grinding, creating a potential fire hazard.
Firetrace systems currently offer a unique solution for these fires.
In order to effectively suppress these fires, fast detection is essential. Firetrace Systems, using its proprietary red Firetrace Detection Tubing (FDT), can react to fires over 10 times faster than traditional heat activated sprinkler heads.
In a mobile shredder application, when fire is detected, Firetrace systems typically deliver 50-100 pounds of fire-suppressing agents (depending on the size of the truck), through strategically placed nozzles, creating an "agent concentration" high enough to effectively suppress the fire, yet still doing no harm - to any potential occupants.