The global mining and quarrying industries pose some of the most demanding conditions for mobile plant. Long work schedules mean machines are usually in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inaccessible sites with harsh climates, altitude challenges and extreme temperatures put additional stress on machines and increase the risk of equipment fire.

A reliable fire suppression system not only protects high value equipment, but can also buy operators valuable time and allow a safe space from elevated cabs. When combined with a dependable and highly responsive service and support, fire suppression helps to minimise downtime and keep production levels up.

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  • Super-fast fire detection

    Super-fast fire detection

    Our systems use infra-red fire detection technology, minimising damage to the machine.

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    Robust systems

    Our systems are designed and tested to extreme temperatures, shock and vibration.

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    Global specialist

    We work with mining and quarrying operators in over 50 countries, in all conditions.

Why Protect Mobile Plant in Mining & Quarrying?

Large amounts of hydraulic oil and diesel coupled with superheated components, such as & turbochargers and exhaust manifolds, make mobile plant a common cause of fire in mines and quarries.

In underground mining, confined spaces and reduced exit routes can lead to catastrophic consequences in the event of a fire. One of the main concerns of a fire in underground mining is the generation of highly toxic gases and combustion products, which can run though the entire ventilation system of the mine.

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Our Solution

At Ardent, we understand the consequences of equipment such as excavators and dump trucks being at standstill. We work with mining and quarrying operators around the world to ensure that their production-critical equipment is protected against the risk of fire 24/7. Whatever the scale of your operations, we install, service and maintain reliable fire suppression systems to any fleet size.

We have years of experience protecting equipment in surface and underground mining. We are used to working in inaccessible sites with harsh climates, altitude challenges and extreme temperatures. We know how to deal with fires in confined spaces and our systems are tailored for installation to compact underground machines.

The Ardent Mobile Plant Fire Suppression System is designed and tested to withstand the harsh mining conditions. We test our systems to the highest global standards for shock and vibration. We use a combination of fire detection technologies to ensure quick fire detection and system activation. Our infra-red detectors can detect a fire in less than 3 seconds - crucial when working with machines that carry vast amounts of fuel.

Fires on fixed equipment such as electrical cabinets can also result in downtime and costly repairs. Our Electrical Equipment Fire Suppression Systems provide cost-effective and reliable protection and the same level of service and support as our mobile plant systems.

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Service and Support Designed Around Your Operations

At Ardent, we understand the impact of machine downtime on your operations and productivity. That is why it isn't only our systems that are always ready to react to fire, but our dedicated team is equally ready to respond to callouts within a matter of hours. Our systems are powered by a team who listens, understands your needs and fits seamlessly into your operations to be able to provide the highest service standards in the industry.

Some of the Equipment We Protect:

  • Excavators
  • Dump trucks
  • Dozers
  • Graders
  • Drill rigs
  • Loaders
  • Crushers
  • Screeners
  • Electrical cabinets

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