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16 Nov, 2017

Metroline include eQuilt in their new vehicle specification

November 16th, 2017|

Having installed eQuilt to several of their older fire damaged vehicles, Metroline have now included eQuilt in its new vehicle specification.

Metroline have recently awarded a three year contract to Bodybuilders MCV which will include eQuilt on both chassis and body.

In a meeting between Clark Wright Ltd and MCV it has been agreed that Clark […]

23 Oct, 2017

Metroline Request eQuilt to be Retrofitted into an ADL E400 Hybrid

October 23rd, 2017|

Due to another engine bay fire, this time on an ADL E400 Hybrid, Metroline have requested that Clark Wright Ltd remove the original fire damaged quilt and refit eQuilt in its place.

Clark Wright technicians visited the CELF centre where the vehicle is being repaired and removed every damaged panel.

The panels were then returned to […]

25 Aug, 2017

Clark Wright Ltd and First meet to discuss eQuilt

August 25th, 2017|

Having settled into his new role as Engineering Director for First, Ian Warr invited Gary Hammatt along to a meeting in central London to discuss eQuilt and it’s associated products with his board of Directors.

First told Gary that they have taken a pro-active stance in trying to engineer fires out of their engine bays […]

2 Aug, 2017

Clark Wright Help Charity after Disaster Strikes

August 2nd, 2017|

Fire suppression specialist Clark Wright has rushed to help a charity after disaster struck.

The charity Smallburgh to Africa, which aims to send a bus to the Ivory Coast to teach children, had bought a double-decker bus for £7,000. It was on its way from Croydon to the Crown pub in Smallburgh when it burst […]

10 Feb, 2017

eSleeve – Inovative Solution to Wire Fires

February 10th, 2017|

In the pursuit of cleaner air quality in major towns and cities, vehicle manufacturers are being asked to produce lower emmision vehicles to help combat air pollution, hence the introduction of both the Hybrid and fully electric vehicles we now see on our streets.

Whilst the vehicles do contribute to the goal of cleaner air […]

14 Nov, 2016

Vantage Power Request eQulit for New Hybrid Prototype

November 14th, 2016|

Having seen the Route One editorial “The Burning Issue” (22nd June 2016) Clark Wright was contacted by the Directors of Vantage Power.

Based in Greenford North West London, Vantage power designs and manufactures battery pack control systems for public service vehicles, and who were in the process of converting one of Richard Harrington’s vehicles.

At the […]

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 GRP’

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, […]