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Airport fire suppression systems
Fires at airports have extremely high stakes, with costs potentially rising to hundreds of millions of pounds. Equipment used in airport operations, such as ground support vehicles and high-value electrical systems, are vital to the successful running of the airport. Surrounded by highly flammable fuels, ground support equipment particularly poses fire risks that can't be underestimated.
Potential harm to life, damage to ground support equipment and reputation, as well as costs incurred due to operational downtime and delays, are all severe consequences of a fire for an airport operator. With a variety of fire hazards affecting airport equipment, airport fire suppression systems can be key to ensure lives and livelihoods are protected.
Automatic fire suppression systems
Our systems detect fire fast, keeping operators safe and minimising repair costs and downtime.
Reliable fire protection
Our systems cover all fire hazards in the vehicle, not just in the engine compartment.
Fast callout response
Our Engineers can be on site in a matter of hours to get your machine back in service.
Why install airport fire suppression systems?
Fires that start on ground support vehicles or fixed equipment can quickly spread to other business assets, causing massive amounts of damage within a short period of time, especially due to the highly flammable fuels and liquids involved. Not only the ground crew, but also flight crews and passengers can be put in danger if a fire on ground support equipment is not properly managed and suppressed.
Operators of ground support equipment may attempt to extinguish the fire, putting themselves in danger, especially if they must open a compartment to access the fire. If the operator waits for the aircraft rescue and firefighting team, the fire may have caused severe damage by the time help is on-site and able to suppress the fire.
Automatic fire suppression systems are critical to reducing damage and injury to operators. If a fire ignites on a ground support equipment vehicle, airport fire suppression systems automatically detect the fire and activate, warning the driver and suppressing the fire without any operator intervention.
Our airport fire suppression systems
Ardent airport fire suppression systems offer reliable automatic fire detection and self-actuation, addressing fire risks to people, equipment, aircraft, and other assets.
For fixed ground support equipment, automatic detection and actuation systems are incredibly important, with fires on unmanned equipment often going unnoticed for a period of time. A delayed response to fire means that it can quickly grow out of control, with devastating consequences. Our fixed equipment fire suppression systems provide cost-effective and reliable protection to airport fixed equipment.
Ardent also offers a range of fire extinguishers which can be supplied in addition to the automatic fire suppression systems. Handheld fire extinguishers can be used by operators to suppress any fires that start outside the vehicle, that could otherwise spread to surrounding vehicles and equipment.
Service and support designed around airport operations
At Ardent, we understand the impact of machine downtime on operations and productivity. That’s why it’s not only our systems that are always ready to react to fire - our dedicated team is equally ready to respond to callouts within a matter of hours. Our airport fire suppression systems are powered by a team who listens, understands the aviation sectors’ needs, and fits seamlessly into airport operations to provide the highest service standards in the industry.
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