Transport of hazardous goods

Timber truck

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection systems when transporting hazardous goods 

Dafo Vehicle is a leading provider of advanced fire protection solutions for the transport of hazardous goods. Our innovative systems are designed to safeguard your valuable cargo, ensuring the highest levels of safety and compliance during transit.

Expertise in Hazardous Goods Transport

With over a century of experience in fire safety, Dafo Vehicle is a trusted name in fire suppression technology. Our solutions are specifically engineered to meet the rigorous demands of transporting hazardous goods, providing robust protection for your vehicles and cargo. 


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Customized Solutions

We understand that transporting hazardous materials requires specialized safety measures. Our fire protection systems are tailored to fit your vehicles' unique requirements, offering precise and effective coverage that minimizes risk and enhances safety.

A lot of hazardous goods are being transported on ordinary roads. Some of these materials, which may not usually be considered hazardous, can be flammable fibrous materials such as round timber, shavings, chips, and peat in bulk form.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our systems incorporate the latest advancements in fire detection and suppression technology. Regardless of drivetrain technology, our systems detect fires at the earliest possible stage and deploy suppression agents swiftly to prevent damage and ensure the safety of your cargo.


Achieve Unrivaled Safety with Hexa+

Hexa+ from Dafo Vehicle delivers a reliable and all-encompassing vehicle fire protection solution, precisely tailored to your unique requirements. Our comprehensive service covers every aspect of fire protection, from risk analysis and system design to delivery, training, installation, and extensive after-sales support. With over 100 years of expertise, Hexa+ is the top choice for Dafo Vehicle customers globally, ensuring compliance with both national and international safety standards.

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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.


Compliance and Reliability

Dafo Vehicle’s fire protection solutions adhere to stringent industry standards and regulations, including those specific to the transport of hazardous goods. We ensure that your vehicles meet all necessary safety requirements, providing peace of mind and operational confidence.

The insurance industry sometimes requests that vehicles and trucks transporting these materials be protected with fire suppression systems. The fire suppression system normally protects the engine compartment and heater, but in some cases, it also protects the power transmission and hydraulic equipment. 

Safety and compliance

Get in touch

Ready to enhance the safety of your hazardous goods transport operations? Contact Dafo Vehicle today to learn more about our fire protection solutions and how we can customize a system to meet your specific needs.


Dafo Vehicle - Hannu Sartovuo;

Hannu Sartovuo

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Joakim Johansson, Dafo Vehicle HQ;

Joakim Johansson

Business Manager - Forestry