Protecting forestry equipment, operators & the environment from fire

September 28, 2021

If you are buying a new Tigercat machine from AfrEquip, there is a good chance that your
equipment will come with a FOGMAKER Fire Suppression System already installed. This is because Tigercat and AfrEquip have recognized the effective technology behind FOGMAKER’s high-pressure water mist fire suppression system, and will recommend to customers that a FOGMAKER system should be installed prior to sending any piece of forestry equipment out into the field to protect this valuable asset, the operator and the surrounding environment.

The majority of forestry equipment fires are preventable - strict housekeeping and timely maintenance are key factors in this strategy. However in the unfortunate event that a fire does strike, early detection while the fire is small and contained is crucial. FOGMAKER’s automatic fire detection and suppression system is designed and installed to effectively detect and suppress fires within the engine and hydraulic compartments of forestry equipment.

FOGMAKER South Africa can assist customers with financing if needed. Installations are scheduled soonest with minimal equipment downtime.

The FOGMAKER system can be installed on the production line at the TIGERCAT manufacturing facility or in-field by certified FOGMAKER field engineers. Emergency preparedness training is part of the FOGMAKER fire suppression offering, which is conducted on site after every installation. This provides operators with the confidence and the knowledge to react quickly and correctly in the case of a heat or fire incident, thereby minimising the impact of the fire and preventing its spread to the surrounding environment.

The synergy between AfrEquip, Tigercat and FOGMAKER is all about promoting responsible forestry through safeguarding and protecting equipment, people and the environment.

The fact that FOGMAKER is a water-based fire suppression system is another feather in its cap.
The FOGMAKER fire suppression system simultaneously disrupts all three sides to the fire triangle.
FOGMAKER’s suppressant includes, in low concentrations, an Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
which forms a protective barrier on the surface of any flammable material or fuel, thus preventing the fuel from being available for combustion. FOGMAKER refers to this as Pure Performance with Triple Action3.

FOGMAKER South Africa offers a comprehensive sales and service package to customers including sales and installation, financing, training, routine scheduled inspections, service calls and system recharges.

If you order your FOGMAKER fire suppression installation before the end of 2021 you will also be contributing to an exciting reforestation project with FOGMAKER South Africa and PLATBOS forest in the Cape! So, you can help protect our forests by preventing fires and planting trees.

AfrEquip supplies the South African forestry industry with modern, mobile, purpose-built equipment. The company’s mission is to be the leading supplier of equipment, parts, and quality service in the Southern African forestry and biofuel market. AfrEquip’s services include sales, maintenance, product support and all the relevant training courses designed to enhance operator productivity.

AfrEquip has five branches located in South Africa’s forestry hotspots: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), Mbombela / Nelspruit (Mpumalanga), Mkhondo / Piet Retief (Mpumalanga) and Ugie (Eastern Cape).

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