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Bus fire

Post by allycat » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:57 am

Just heard a report of a bus fire in Rockingham.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/br ... troys-bus/

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Re: Bus fire

Post by doggie015 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:47 pm

I hope that they find out what caused it and why the onboard fire suppressant could not deal with it soon.... I think that it might be worth the PTA's while to make sure that every available diesel bus can be put into service should the gas busses be pulled off the road. (Beside which; they have more comfortable seats, more legroom, are quieter and smoother than their modern day counterparts. Although the most recent batch has come close...)

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Re: Bus fire

Post by TLD11 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:51 pm

Bussy Busswell said on the news this arvo that they are NOT pulling the gas buses of the road. Probably can't afford to as 43% of the fleet are gas - it would cause kaos!!

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Re: Bus fire

Post by doggie015 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:18 am

If a few more of these incidents occur they may be forced to... But one thing that confuses me is why the fire suppression system was woefully inadequate for putting out the fire... What if next time there is no smoke?

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Re: Bus fire

Post by 6stbase » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:11 am

Firstly, the Gas components of the vehicle were undamaged (Read: Completely intact). It was in no way related to the CNG systems of the vehicle. You will find that it was most likely caused by a faulty oil supply line to the turbo, leaking on to the hot exhaust.

In every one of the many fires that the CNG OC500LE's have had, the only part of the vehicle that has survived in each, is the CNG storage tanks and supply lines. All safety valves etc... that vent the gas out of the tanks have operated as they are designed to.
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Re: Bus fire

Post by yorky » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:46 am

Which begs the question since this has happened before, why can't they re-route the line to not drip on a hot exhaust?

Obviously I'm not a mechanic and it could be harder than that, but the (usual) media hype was all about the gas... Although the media beat up was a bit extreme, things like the window of a house blowing out simply because the wheel blew. Well any vehicle fire usually makes the tyre explode so no surprise there. And looking at the video the gas appeared to vent correctly...
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Re: Bus fire

Post by Arrived4-4 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:36 pm

yorky wrote:Which begs the question since this has happened before, why can't they re-route the line to not drip on a hot exhaust?

Obviously I'm not a mechanic and it could be harder than that, but the (usual) media hype was all about the gas... Although the media beat up was a bit extreme, things like the window of a house blowing out simply because the wheel blew. Well any vehicle fire usually makes the tyre explode so no surprise there. And looking at the video the gas appeared to vent correctly...
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It is very possible to re route the oil lines, but usually oil only smokes if it comes into contact with exhaust, Having said that i am utterly confused

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Re: Bus fire

Post by allycat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:26 am

Heard something about anouthor bus fire at Perth airport .Any one else hear anything?

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Re: Bus fire

Post by gkoutlis » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:30 pm

allycat wrote:Heard something about anouthor bus fire at Perth airport .Any one else hear anything?
Hey Ally, I heard brief comms from DO Cockburn. Stated no LPG tank fitted to bus. That's about it.

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Re: Bus fire

Post by allycat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:41 pm

From memory i heard it was a Transperth bus.Number plate started with TC.Fire was spreading from bus to building.$50 000 damage.Coms from Airport fire rescue P-25 & Fesa.

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Re: Bus fire

Post by yorky » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:48 pm

I thought Transperth buses rego's started with TP? TC is something different.
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Re: Bus fire

Post by gkoutlis » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:54 pm

yorky wrote:I thought Transperth buses rego's started with TP? TC is something different.
That's what I thought. TC would be those private coaches. TP for Transperth. (I could be wrong but I am certain).

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Re: Bus fire

Post by allycat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:59 pm

Privately owned buses and coaches use TC (Touring coach).Sorry i thought it was a Transperth bus.But then they said it was not an LNG bus.

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Re: Bus fire

Post by yorky » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:08 pm

Ten News just showed it as an airport Connect bus.
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Re: Bus fire

Post by yorky » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Another bus fire at Curtin, it was read out as a CNG bus I missed the number.
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