Machine working at a construction site

Fire protection for machinery in the Construction, Sawmill, and Paper industry

Large-scale transport and infrastructure construction projects are complex and often associated with many risk factors. Each year there are estimated to be hundreds of fires on construction sites, potentially putting the lives of workers and members of the public at risk.

In the construction industry, heavy equipment is just as crucial to your day-to-day operations as your employees. The best way to prevent destruction, construction delays, injuries, and increased expenses is to identify the fire hazards and ensure that operating vehicles onsite are equipped with fire suppression systems.

Construction machine on fire

Fire risks

Numerous potential fuels and sources of ignition on heavy equipment make them a potential fire hazard on your job site. Engines, hydraulics, fuel, and electrical installations pose the most significant vehicle fire risks. These fires often spread quickly and are hard to extinguish with a handheld extinguisher.

Repairing or replacing damaged equipment is costly and may lead to delayed contract completion. Failure to complete work on schedule may also result in penalties or cancelled contracts.

Dafo Vehicle Fire Suppression System

The Dafo vehicle fire suppression system is particularly effective for machinery in the construction area, sawmills, and within the paper industry, where a combination of fibrous materials together with oils and fuels can cause severe fires.

Correctly planned and installed, a fire suppression system is a fast and effective way of providing the protection you need to prevent a disaster. 

Construction machine equipped with Dafo Vehice Fire Suppression System
Construction machine equipped with Dafo Vehice Fire Suppression System
SV K System With CV 01 And Alarm Panel 2

How the system works

The Dafo fire suppression system consists of four integrated elements; DetectionAlarmSuppression and Control, which work together in a coordinated, fast and efficient way to suppress fires. The detection system consists of a linear heat detector wire. It has a fixed temperature sensor with an alarm signal triggered when the activation temperature of 180°C is reached. This signal punctures the burst disc of the propellant gas cartridge, which releases nitrogen into the agent container.


The Forrex liquid is distributed to the nozzles through the pipe system. At the same time, the alarm system is activated, and an alarm horn in the vehicle and a light signal in the panel will warn the driver. The liquid agent will push away the oxygen, cool down the overheated engine parts, impregnate the burning material, stick to surfaces and effectively prevent re-ignition. The Forrex is non-corrosive and environmentally friendly. 


The control unit has a Real-time Clock and Event Log that allows access to historical data, making it possible to analyze previous events.