Fire Protection Systems for Port & Bulk Handling Vehicles .

When working in docks and ports, you’re dealing with all sorts of potential hazards: fertilisers, biomass, wood chip and animal feed to name but a few. When you’re also working with cranes and vehicles with high temperature engines, there’s always the potential for fires. And having critical machinery like a straddle carrier out of action for any significant time just doesn’t bear thinking about. Our expertise in port & bulk handling can help you stop minor fires becoming serious problems, protecting operators, machinery, ships and containers alike.

Helping you meet the unique challenges of ports and bulk handling

Meeting you face-to-face is the start of a robust process that makes sure you get the best system for you.

We understand the unique needs of marine environments and are experts in corrosion protection.

We work around your tough production schedules, even if you’re working 24/7.

We supply, install and maintain.

We can tailor suppression systems that minimise possible contamination to stock.

Our fast-acting systems buy operators valuable time and allow a quick escape from elevated cabs.

Fire hazards in ports and bulk handling vehicles

Our approach to ports and bulk handling systems

Meeting you face-to-face is the start of a robust process that makes sure you get a system that’s as good as it can be.


Some system providers ‘fit and forget’. But we believe that installations are where our responsibility begins. Here are some of the ongoing ways we help minimise the impact that fires have on your business.

Servicing Packages

Ongoing servicing and maintenance to make sure your fire systems respond when you need them most. Read More >

Maintenance Call-outs

If your fire suppression system gets discharged or damaged, we’ll get you back in action quickly. Read More >

Operator Training

Tailored training and easy reference manuals to help your staff stay safe in fire emergencies. Read More >

Ports and bulk handling clients

“We once had a case where one of our cranes set on fire, the Ardent system did it’s job brilliantly – there was very little damage to the crane. It all happened so quickly, which eased our operator’s nerves somewhat. Their team were fantastic at reacting to this and recharging the system to help us get the crane up and running again in no time.”

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For help protecting your vehicles - call us: +44 (0) 1423 326740