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Fire Suppression in Buses and Coaches

September 15, 2011 by markarndt

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.”


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