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United Safety Telematics and Vehicle Fire Suppression

Telematics & Vehicle Fire Suppression

Telematics is now a low-cost solution for monitoring your vehicle fire suppression systems on lead machines. United Safety has an integrated solution with a web portal which allows the user to set...

Fire suppression

Fire Suppression – Which one do I choose?

Fire suppression for mining vehicles and machines are generally one of five types: Water Mist with AFFF Foam spray systemsDry Chemical PowderDual Agent (powder and liquid cooling agent)Aerosol...

FOGMAKER United Safety Survivability Corporation

Fire safety & suppression

Fire safety is vitally important for the safety of all businesses and people alike, and after installing over 10,000 Fogmaker systems throughout Australia, United Safety & Survivability...

Hazelwood coal mine fire burned for several months

Research reveals health effects of Hazelwood mine fire

The Hazelwood Health Study’s Hazelinks Stream, which investigates changes in the health of the community during and after the Hazelwood mine fire, has released a report on risk of death in smoke...

fire prevention tips

10 Measures to Assess Fire Safety at the Workplace

Accidental fires occur far more frequently than people realize. The Fire and Rescue NSW responded to 24,502 fires in New South Wales between 2017 and 2018. A large percentage of these fires could...

Bushfire smoke effects in underground mines

Bushfire smoke in underground mines

With the range of bushfires burning across Australia at the moment, miners are advised to consider the potential effects of smoke in underground mine ventilation given its ability to mask a range of...

haul truck burns on a ramp at a nsw mine

Haul truck burns on ramp

A haul truck has burned on a ramp from at a NSW mine. The NSW Resources Regulator reported that about 2 am while driving an empty haul truck down a ramp, a driver had to shut down the truck due to a...

mobile plant drive shaft fire from driveshaft failure

Fires from drive shafts gains focus of regulator

A range of mobile plant and equipment fires stemming from universal joints and drive shafts has drawn the attention of a mining safety regulator. The NSW Resources Regulator has issued a safety...

excavator fire at a nSW coal mine highlights needs for effective fire suppression

Excavator fire at open-cut coal mine

An excavator fire at an open cut coal mine was extinguished using an onboard fire suppression system and additional support from a water cart. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed the incident...

Hydraulic fluid fire

Assessing risk in hydraulic fluid fires

The range of hydraulic fluid fires across the Australian mining industry has long been a concern for mining operators and plant owners. Recent machinery fires have resulted from damaged hydraulic...

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