Waste and Recycling

Waste truck in a recycling plant

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection Systems for Waste and Recycling

Dafo Vehicle is a trusted provider of advanced fire protection solutions specifically designed for the waste and recycling industry. Our cutting-edge systems are tailored to safeguard your valuable assets, ensuring the safety and efficiency of your operations.

Expertise in Waste and Recycling

With over a century of experience in fire safety, Dafo Vehicle is a leader in fire suppression technology. Our solutions are engineered to meet the unique challenges of the waste and recycling industry, providing robust protection for your equipment and personnel.

In 2022, the number of fires in the US and Canada reached an all-time high of almost 400. In the UK, around 300 fire incidents occurred. These fires ranged from minor incidents to complete burnouts and occurred in all operations. Despite many improvements in waste fire knowledge and experience, there are still areas where further work is required.


Diamant shredder with a Dafo Vehicle Fire Suppression System

Customized Solutions

We understand that every waste and recycling operation has unique requirements. The fire risk is not just a possibility but a stark reality in the waste and recycling industry. The data is alarming, indicating a worsening trend. Traditional hazards, coupled with introducing new types of batteries into our waste and recycling streams, escalating global temperatures, and numerous other factors, are making operations increasingly perilous. Moreover, the global push for environmental sustainability is further straining the waste and recycling infrastructure.

Our fire protection systems are tailored to fit the specific needs of your machinery and facilities, offering precise and effective coverage that minimizes risk and enhances safety.

Advanced Technology

The Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection 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 rapidly to prevent damage and ensure operational continuity.

Why invest in a Dafo Vehicle Fire Suppression System?

With the wide range of fire hazards, the facilities are facing solutions that can mitigate fires as early as possible to avoid significant damage are crucial, especially as the materials processed in waste recycling are getting increasingly dangerous. There is the risk of death and/or severe injury from high thermal energy and smoke inhalation. Explosions, sparks and projectiles can harm people and spread the fire. Property damage can be significant and costly. 

Therefore, Dafo Vehicle has developed fire protection systems designed to meet the industry’s needs. We offer well-proven vehicle fire suppression systems for mobile crushers, shredders and other vehicles, which can be installed either at the manufacturer or after delivery. All our fire suppression systems are designed, installed, and maintained following the appropriate standards.

Dafo Vehicle’s systems are easy to maintain and refill on-site, reducing downtime and operational costs when machines often operate in remote places. 

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Guarantee Unmatched Safety with Hexa+

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

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 allow access to historical data, allowing analysis of previous events.


SV K System With CV 01 And Alarm Panel 2
Safety and compliance

Compliance and Reliability

When investing in a fire suppression system it is important to check that it is approved according to the standards and regulations where it will be used. Dafo Vehicle’s fire protection solutions adhere to stringent industry standards and regulations. We ensure your equipment meets all necessary safety requirements, providing peace of mind and operational confidence.

Contact us

Ready to enhance the safety of your waste and recycling 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.


Machine operating in the recycling industry

A burning concern: minimising risks and ensuring safety in the evolving waste sector