Engine and exhaust-related fires are preventable with thermal insulation blankets. Most heat is generated by turbos, manifolds, and junctions, which should be shielded. Also, consider exhaust pipes, mufflers, and tailpipes.
Remember to consider issues such as radiant heat. For example, if mufflers emit excessive heat near the driver’s cab, window panes can be too hot to touch, and cabs may overheat. Some haul trucks require blankets to shield high-voltage lines from contacting hot exhaust surfaces.
Aletek blankets offer crews protection during equipment cooldown periods. Having thermal blankets in engine bays also allows maintenance crews to access engine bays sooner. Want to reduce fire risk and solve specific problems for your haul trucks with thermal blankets? Get in touch with our experts to learn more.
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