Exterior layers of dry chemical fire suppression agent
, conformai to the fuel tank, have proved effective at achieving this goal, and many vehicles are now protected by such technologies.
However the FAA also states; “…Halon 1301, the fire suppression agent
found in Class C cargo holds, 'is ineffective in controlling a lithium metal cell fire' and lithium metal battery explosions can lead to 'rapid fire spread' in cargo compartments.”
You should also verify that your fire-protection control panel isn't in "alarm" or "trouble" condition, check that the pressure gauges on the fire suppression agent
cylinders are in the green/operable range, ensure that system piping or conduit is properly anchored, and verify that system nozzles aren't obstructed and allow adequate flow of the suppression agent into the protected space.
The Striker vehicle can carry up to 4,500 US gallons (17,034 litres) of water and additional fire suppression agent
. The cab has almost 80 sq ft (7[m.sup.2]) of glass.
If the controls or motor overheat, the high temperature causes the tubing nearest the hot spot to burst, releasing the pressurized fire suppression agent
directly on the source of the heat, extinguishing the hot spot.
When the tubing is exposed to 212 F, it raptures, instantly activating the system and dispensing a fire suppression agent
. The system can be easily customized due to proprietary tubing and choice of suppression agents such as FM-200, C[O.sub.2], dry chemical powders and foam.