Mining, both surface and underground, is a complex industry with significant fire protection challenges. Large and expensive off-road vehicles and heavy processing equipment are often run around the clock in harsh environments and remote locations. Kidde offers a complete range of products to protect your mining operation from any type of fire hazard, including electrical, hydrocarbon and debris. Our systems protect all types of equipment and locations, from shovels and loaders to conveyors and refueling stations, to computerised control rooms.

Kidde offers a unique environmentally sustainable approach to fire protection-total system solutions. With this approach in mind, a total fire protection package ideal for Off-Road Vehicles has been established. Listed below are Suppression and Control Systems most commonly used for these types of applications.


Kidde DCS Suppression System

Stored pressure dry chemical delivery systems like the Kidde DCS provide the highest possible reliability for fire protection. Dependable ABC dry chemical powder with a full 90% potency provides solid fire fighting capability in the DCS. The agent is maintained in an inerted atmosphere inside the cylinder. The system status can be readily ascertained by checking the cylinder gauge or in the system control unit via the optional supervisory pressure switches installed on the system cylinders. We don’t compromise – why should you?

Kidde LS Suppression System

The Kidde LS Suppression System utilises Aquagreen XT; an all new innovative aqueous agent that provides exceptional performance over an expanded temperature range. Aquagreen XT suppresses, cools, and secures and does so with a formula that is environmentally responsible and safe for personnel. Designed and approved for use as a primary fire fighting system, the LS can also be combined with a dry chemical DCS discharge to provide sequentially delivered fire suppression charges that provide exceptional knock-down and securement for the most challenging applications.

Argonite System

Engineered system for total flooding of enclosed spaces. Uses Argonite, an inert gas consisting of a mixture of argon and nitrogen that suppresses fire by depleting oxygen in the protected space. Environmentally safe and requires minimal post-fire cleanup. System includes detectors, a control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles.

Kidde Engineered System Designed for Use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

The Kidde Engineered System designed for use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid provides clean fire protection that is safe for people and the environment. There’s zero Ozone Depletion Potential and the lowest Global Warming Potential of any halon replacement agent. The Kidde System is also engineered to discharge within ten seconds to stop fires before they can damage sensitive equipment, destroy data or cause major business interruption.

ADS FM-200 System

The Kidde ADS FM-200 System is an advanced system innovation developed by Kidde engineering to provide economic protection for larger enclosures requiring longer agent flow distances. FM-200 Systems provide active fire protection that works automatically and stays on duty around the clock.

ECS Series FM-200 System

Environmentally sustainable. The preferred fire suppression system for vital facilities that can't afford fire-related business interruption of process controls, automated industrial operations, robotics, etc.


Kidde SA1 Detection & Control System

Designed to control detection and suppression functions for the Kidde Sentinel vehicle fire suppression system, the Kidde SA1 Control Unit provides status information and user controls in a rugged compact die-cast aluminium enclosure. The SA1 is cost-effective, versatile and is fully compatible with the full range of Kidde Sentinel detection technologies. Multiple power management options are available, providing reliable detection, annunciation and system releasing. Integration into your application has never been easier.

Kidde NET Detection & Control System

The Kidde Sentinel NET is the heart of a full-featured package of control, annunciation and releasing technologies that provide a flexible array of configuration options: Multiple protected spaces, cross-zoning, and event logging are combined with a high-quality text status display adding up to an unbeatable package. With advanced networking capability and robust Triple ‘R’ redundancy, to prevent unwanted discharges, the Kidde NET is the premier choice for the protection of critical assets in the toughest environments.


Kidde Senator HSSD® System

Laser-based high-sensitivity-smoke detection system designed to detect fire in the incipient stage. Recommended for critical facilities. Thousands of times more sensitive than conventional detectors, the Senator employs particle size discrimination technology to reduce the occurrence of nuisance alarms. System consists of a detector head, piping network and optional LCD display module.

Det-Tronics Flame and Gas Detectors

Detector Electronics' flame and gas detectors offer solutions for applications in which risk to personnel is high and where fire might result in a large loss of equipment. Beyond critical life-safety concerns, Det-Tronics products have proven to minimise total cost of ownership while minimising false alarms.

Kidde Detect-A-Fire® Heat Detectors

Standard-of-the-industry detector functions as an alarm device to sense overheat and fire conditions and trigger an alarm or as a release device to sense fire and actuate the fire suppression system. The Detect-A-Fire is rate-compensated for versatility and self-restoring for economical performance.