automatic fire-suppression system

automatic fire-suppression system

An engineered system using carbon dioxide (CO2), a foam wet or dry chemical, a halogenated extinguishing agent, or a clean extinguishing agent, in an automatic sprinkler system to detect and automatically suppress a fire through fixed piping and nozzles.
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But the automatic fire-suppression system that might have detected the heat earlier was not active, Wyka said, and the fire extinguisher the driver sprayed on the truck apparently didn't work.
The vehicle's automatic fire-suppression system can sense an explosion or fire in the crew compartment and suppress it within milliseconds.

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