Fire Suppression in Buses and Coaches

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Random, Testing 

According to the brandposten (English edition) the number of fires in buses and coaches has more than doubled since the end of the 1990s.  As a result many Buses and Coaches are now equipped with automatic fire suppression systems in the engine compartment.  The brandposten goes on to describe a test method for evaluating fire suppression systems.  There was an interesting recall on this topic in which a fire suppression system in certain Glaval Buses was incorrectly made with the discharge nozzles incorrectly placed in the driver’s area.  The consequence was described: “In the event of a system discharge, a significant cloud of powder could be released into the driver’s compartment possibly obstructing the driver’s view. This situation could result in a vehicle crash.”