Following the successful introduction of the Lifeline Zero 3620 fire suppression system, Lifeline has launched the new Zero 3620 Firemarshal, a further development of the original system, designed to meet the increased demand as more categories are required to use systems approved to the FIA 8865 suppression standard. This new standard is now mandatory in WRC from 2016 and for all R5, S2000 and T1 vehicles in 2017. It remains a recommendation for all FIA categories and is scheduled for adoption by FIA GT categories in 2018.
Lifeline’s new Zero 3620 Firemarshal offers exceptional performance but offers a significant cost reduction when compared with the current generation of FIA 8865 approved systems. Zero 3620 Firemarshal meets the FIA’s demanding 8865 standard and has been tested and developed for use with unleaded petrol, diesel and E85 fuels.
Housed within a single fabricated aluminium cylinder, it discharges into both the engine and cockpit. It is activated using the same Zero 3620 intelligent control box that continually monitors the systems integrity and internal battery advising the user of any potential issues. The system is plumbed to both the cockpit and engine using aluminium tube, connected using high quality lightweight aluminium compression fittings and is supplied with sufficient lengths of delivery pipework to ensure the best possible packaging within all vehicles.The engine side of the system discharges 1.0kg of 3MTM NOVEC clean agent suppressant through one high discharge outlet to quickly knock down the fire, which is then supplemented by two further coolant outlets, utilising Lifeline’s patented* dual discharge technology.
The system also has the added benefit to allow two further coolant outlets to be fitted should there be multiple areas in the engine bay that need to be cooled down to help prevent re-ignition.The cockpit side of the system discharges 3.0Kg of 3MTMNOVEC through two cloud burst outlets, developed specifically to disperse the suppressant efficiently throughout the entire cockpit, quickly knocking down the fire.