Firetrace News

 Occasionally we get involved in unusual projects and this certainly is one of them. Recently we were asked to fit a vehicle fire suppression system to an old Nissan Micra which is currently being driven across Europe and Asia by two daring lads. 

Sam, Luke and a Micra

On July 16th Suffolk lad Sam Ovenall and his friend Luke who have no mechanical knowledge between them set off from Goodwood Motor Circuit in a 12-year-old Nissan Micra. They will be travelling through more than 20 countries such as France, Iran, Uzbekistan and Mongolia before reaching Ulan Ude in Siberia sometime after mid-August. 

The journey could take up to two months and as they will be travelling in an old vehicle across challenging terrains, the likelihood of an engine fire is a real possibility. To reduce the risk of fire damage they asked whether we would fit a fire suppression system. We were more than happy to oblige. 

The Solution

The system fitted is a newly launched product developed for use on buses and coaches. The High Through-put Bi-Directional Powder Fire Suppression System complies with UNECE 107 standard. The system uses only 3 nozzles to extinguish fires, making it the simplest compliant system on the market – ideal for a small Micra.

What is the Mongol Rally?

The Mongol Rally is one of the great motoring adventures. Every summer a number of mad individuals drive from England to the Russian town of Ulan-Ude in very small, old and cheap cars. It involves driving across 10,000 miles of mountains, deserts and steppe of Europe and Asia.  Drivers do not have the luxury of back up support or a set route. All in the aim of raising £1000 for charity.

Follow the link to find out more about Firetrace’s vehicle suppression system

Click here if you feel you would like to support their voyage and raise at least £1000 for the charities Prostrate Cancer UK and Cool Earth.