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Redefining heavy vehicle fire suppression

ANSUL LVS non-fluorinated liquid suppression agent

New non-fluorinated liquid suppression agent delivers exceptional fire suppression and superior cooling

MILWAUKEE-based Johnson Controls have unveiled their new ANSUL LVS non-fluorinated liquid suppression agent designed for heavy vehicles and mobile equipment. The patented new suppression agent is manufactured without the use of perfluorinated chemicals and is performance tested to ensure maximum effectiveness.

LVS non-fluorinated agent works by rapidly knocking down flames, then blanketing the fuel and cutting off oxygen to help prevent reflash. It is effective against Class A and B fires in mobile equipment in the mining, quarrying, waste-management and transportation industries.

Johnson Controls developed the new agent using a special blend of organic salts and surface-active ingredients. This innovative formula provides the suppression, superior cooling and securing properties needed for vehicle fire protection without the addition of fluorosurfactants found in other common suppression solutions.

Mark Neumann, director of pre-engineered systems at Johnson Controls, said: ‘Rigorous performance testing…ensures the agent exceeds all industry requirements, giving end users a compliant, reliable and high-performance liquid fire-suppression solution free of perfluorinated chemicals.’

ANSUL LVS non-fluorinated liquid suppression agent is designed as a drop-in agent replacement in existing ANSUL LVS fire-suppression systems. It does not require any hardware changes or annual agent replacement (only during cylinder pressure test intervals), which reduces fire system maintenance costs and equipment downtime.

An add-on label identifies the agent has been replaced and a convenient filling system eliminates the need for manually measuring the correct proportion of concentrate to water.

ANSUL LVS non-fluorinated agent works in combination with CHECKFIRE detection and actuation systems to provide automatic detection, alarm and fire-suppression system actuation for 24-hour protection of equipment.

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