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18 Aug, 2016

eQuilt Debut On 1st New Arriva Chassis

August 18th, 2016|

Having established the need to use eQuilt in the engine bay of their vehicles, the chassis was also considered as an area worthy of having eQuilt fitted for preventing lower area fires spreading forward of the engine bay.

 

 

22 Jul, 2016

THE BURNING ISSUE

July 22nd, 2016|

If you have an engine bay fire, unless you are very lucky, then it’s likely your vehicle will be destroyed, not only is it expensive, it can also be bad publicity.

Now Arriva plans to fit an innovative fire barrier called ‘eQuilt’ to all it’s new vehicles.

To read the full Route One editorial follow the […]

18 May, 2016

Aluminium Upgrade using Surefire ASP

May 18th, 2016|

In the quest for producing vehicles that provide an advantage in weight saving, fuel economy etc, aluminium has played a key part in vehicle manufacture over many years, but with that advantage comes a downside. That being its ability to contribute to a fire.

Unlike most steel grades, aluminium does not become brittle at low […]

30 Apr, 2016

Upgrade Your GRP Components With ‘Surefire P’

April 30th, 2016|

GRP components fitted to Public Service Vehicles carry either Class two, or Class one spread of flame certification. We believe, that although the components fitted to vehicles meet current legislation, a lot more could be done to prevent GRP panels contributing to a fire that, if not tackled immediately, could result in the loss, […]

10 Mar, 2016

Clark Wright Ltd Re-Visit VP345

March 10th, 2016|

Two  years ago this month, Clark Wright Ltd was contacted by Ian Foster, Engineering Director of Metroline London, (See Article below 15th May 2014) and asked to produce an eQuilt engine bay insulation system for retrofit to the vehicle. The eQuilt insulation system was produced and fitted within two weeks of the original conversation and […]

6 Jan, 2016

125 Microns Closes 13mm Box Grille

January 6th, 2016|

Having established a need to close ventilation grilles in the event of an engine bay fire, we immediately discovered that bodybuilders required their own individual solutions, and were presented with a real challenge from one of them in the form of a mesh box grille application (13mm Square apertures). A solution was developed that […]

9 Dec, 2015

Fire Demonstration for the Arriva Group

December 9th, 2015|

On the 9th of December 2015, Clark Wright Ltd carried out a demonstration on an in-service bus in front of Arriva representatives from major cities across the UK and Europe at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh.

A fire was started, whilst the engine of the vehicle was running, by cracking open the injector pipe unions […]

20 Aug, 2015

Surefire Fire Resistant GRP Components

August 20th, 2015|

Most GRP panels used in or on Public Service Vehicles, carry either Class one or zero spread of flame certification, some Governing bodies are even going so far as to relaxing the certification on some panels to Class two. We believe that as the majority of modern day vehicles, especially at the rear consist […]

11 Mar, 2015

30 Minute Window Upgrade

March 11th, 2015|

Engine bay fires often result in the rear GRP engine door igniting and disintegrating or in the case of aluminium melting, leaving the fire direct access to the rear emergency exit lower saloon window.

Our research has shown that vehicles experiencing engine bay fires, break the rear and or side windows after approximately one minute, […]

23 Feb, 2015

eQuilt Debut on Mercedes Citaro

February 23rd, 2015|

Clark Wright Ltd have recently installed their innovative eQuilt product on a Mercedes Citaro for UnoBus, based in Hatfield.

Clark Wright were approached by Truck Align London Ltd as they have been carrying out repairs to the rear of the vehicle due to an engine bay fire, and the vehicle required new sound deadening/fire proof […]