Aftermarket solutions supplier for the bus and coach sector, Alliance Transport Technologies, has launched a new division dedicated to offering advanced fire suppression equipment.
Alliance Fire Suppression will offer technology, specifically developed by Alliance, alongside expert advice and support for those looking to upgrade the fire detection and knock-down systems on their buses and coaches.
As part of the launch of the new division, Alliance Transport Technologies has introduced a new fire suppression system for buses and coaches that it says is smaller, lighter and more cost-effective than competitor systems, and is also fully compliant with the new UNECE R107 regulations.
This ses pneumatically-operated fire suppression technology to knock-down a fire in less than 6sec.
Using a dry powder rather than a foam or mist, it provides better coverage and fire knock-down, and Alliance says it performs more than 40% better than single agent foam/mist technology.
The tubing used as part of the system is strategically positioned in numerous fire risk areas in a vehicle’s engine bay, to ensure fast and effective suffocation should a fire occur.
Speaking about the new technology, Marc Haley, director at Alliance Transport Technologies, says: “The launch of the new division arose after identifying a requirement within the marketplace for more cost-effective fire suppression solutions that adhere to the recently introduced UNECE R107 legislation.
“We wanted to develop a system that guarantees the fast, efficient protection of passengers on a bus or coach in the event of a fire. Our new system doesn’t rely on any electrical input, which means it provides 24/7 fire protection. When pressure is lost within the system due to a fire, it is activated in under 6sec – the fastest reaction time on the market.”
The system has been developed in partnership with Reacton Fire Suppression.