Unlike mining vehicles, there is no mandatory fire protection requirement for electrical systems. The conditions in and around a mine are harsh on electrical panels and cabinets. They require proper maintenance and safety measures to avoid electrical fires. A fire not only stops operations but puts miners at risk because the HVAC or dust control systems could stop working. This creates dangerous and intolerable working conditions. Firetrace’s automatic fire detection and suppression systems use a pneumatic detection tubing that bursts when it comes in contact with the heat and flame. It suppresses the fire right at the source. The dusty and smoky environment within the mine doesn’t interfere with fire detection and tubing unlike, a smoke detector or VESDA system.