Plant fire suppression systems

Heavy plant and equipment pose a risk of fire that not only affects the machines. For plant hire companies, equipment fires can add significant repair costs or even result in loss of investment. They can also affect their ability to meet customer requirements and hinder their reputation.

Demanding working conditions and long schedules put huge pressure on equipment. Large amounts of flammable liquids, such as diesel, oils and hydraulic fluids, coupled with hot manifolds and engine bays, means the risk of mobile plant fire is ever present. A tailored plant fire suppression system installed and maintained to high standards can stop a machine fire before it causes considerable damage.


Who uses our plant fire suppression systems?

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  • Molson Logo
  • Blue Machinery Logo
  • Briggs Equipment Logo
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  • McCloskey Logo
  • Pat O'Donnell & Co Logo
  • Stevens Equipment Rental Logo
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  • Rapid and reliable fire protection

    Rapid and reliable fire protection

    We use electronic fire detection technology, minimising damage and downtime.

  • Predictable lifetime costs

    Predictable lifetime costs

    Our fixed-price service contracts put lifetime system costs in the hands of our customers.

  • Fast callout response

    Fast callout response

    Our engineers can be on site in a matter of hours to get machines back to service.

Why protect mobile plant hire equipment?

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 construction and tunnelling.

Fire suppression systems are installed in plant and equipment to protect the machine and operator against this risk. A reliable plant fire suppression system will suppress the fire before it causes considerable damage to the machine, minimising disruption and repair costs.

Plant fire suppression has now become a must for companies that want to maintain high safety standards. Insurance premium discounts may be available if the machine is protected with an adequate plant fire suppression system that’s regularly serviced and maintained.

However, it’s important to remember that not all systems in the market offer the same level of protection and reliability, since design parameters and capabilities vary significantly from system to system. A plant fire suppression system supplier should also play a key role in service and support, maintaining a company's reputation in front of their customers.

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The ultimate plant fire suppression system

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 operations, we install, service and maintain reliable quarry and mining fire suppression systems to any fleet size.

We have years of experience designing quarry and mining fire suppression systems, providing solutions for equipment in both surface and underground construction. We’re used to working on inaccessible sites, and we know how to deal with fires in confined spaces - 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, and 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 three seconds - crucial when working with machines that carry vast amounts of fuel.

Fires on fixed equipment such as electrical cabinets, generators, and transformers 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 for plant fire suppression systems

At Ardent, we understand the impact of machine downtime on operations and productivity. That's why it’s not only our plant fire suppression 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 plant fire suppression systems are powered by a team who listens, understands different sector needs, and fits seamlessly into operations to provide the highest service standards in the industry. We take care of all plant fire suppression system maintenance, reminding organisations when systems are due for servicing.

We cover all aspects of plant fire suppression, including system specification and installation,  servicing, and rapidly responding to emergencies, so businesses can rest assured they’re receiving the highest level of protection required.

Keeping the highest standards in our industry

With Ardent, you can trust that fire safety is in reliable hands with our plant fire suppression systems and servicing. We have numerous accreditations and certifications for outstanding management, as well as health and safety, including ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001, SafeContractor, Achilles, and Avetta.

Some equipment we protect:

  • Wheel loaders
  • Excavators
  • Material handlers
  • Dump trucks
  • Cranes
  • Telehandlers
  • Generators

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