What is Foam?
Foam is a collection of air-filled bubbles. Foam is made up of three ingredients; water, foam concentrate and air. Unlike cleaning foams, fire-fighting foam is resistant to fire. Many firefighting foams also contain chemicals like Fluorine, which prevent combustion. Water is mixed with a foam concentrate (proportioned) to form a foam solution. Foam is aerated by forcing foam solution through foam making equipment (i.e. discharge devices).
Tyco Fire & Building Products Foam Products
Today’s technological innovations bring chemical and material fire hazards. Our lines of sprinklers and alarm valves have an excellent record for performance, consistency and dependability. However, many production plants and facilities contain fire hazards that standard automatic sprinklers systems cannot control or extinguish. These are termed “Special Hazards”.
In general a special hazard is classified as an area, process or piece of equipment contained within a facility where conventional methods of fire protection cannot offer adequate safety. Tyco Building Services Products therefore offers a complete range of “Special Hazards” equipment designed to meet the needs of these particular facilities.
Within our range of products we offer Foam Concentrates, Fixed Foam Hardware, Aquamist Nozzles and Control Valves in various materials such as Stainless Steel and Titanium (others available upon request).
Please view our range of equipment for a better understanding of the products to be used in your Special Hazards fire protection systems.
If you require further information, please contact your local sales office; one of our product specialists will help you make the right choice for your specific application.
ANSULITE® Alcohol-Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) Concentrates produce a foam that is effective on hydrocarbon fuels as well as fuels such as methanol (methyl alcohol), ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and acetone which have appreciable water solubility or miscibility. AR-AFFF exhibits the best cross-functional performance for flame knock-down, burnback resistance, extended vapor suppression, manufacturing and proportioning consistency, and the longest potential shelf life.
ANSULITE® Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Concentrates can be applied through a wide variety of delivery systems which provides extreme versatility. The foam is an ideal fire suppression choice for airports, refineries, manufacturing plants, municipal fire departments, and other operations involving the transportation, processing, or handling of flammable liquids.
Non-Fluorinated Foam (NFF) Concentrates produce a firefighting foam that is effective on Class B hydrocarbon fuels. ANSUL® Alcohol-Resistant NFF Concentrates produce a foam that is effective on Class B hydrocarbon fuels as well as polar solvent fuels such as methanol (methyl alcohol), ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and acetone.
JET-X High-Expansion Foam Concentrates are flexible firefighting concentrates, used in fighting Class A, Class B, and LNG fires both indoors and outdoors. Expansion ratios from 50:1 up to 1000:1 make them suitable for a variety of applications including aircraft hangars, flammable liquid storage areas and LNG facilities.Class A Foam Concentrates
Class A Foam Concentrates are specifically designed to combat fires involving ordinary combustible materials, like wood, paper, coal, rubber, and plastics by making water more effective. The concentrates reduce the surface tension of water providing superior wetting and penetrating characteristics. This allows the solution to penetrate deep into the char of deep seated fires, promoting cooling and making the Class A fuel less combustible. The expanded foam solutions also create a dense foam blanket that provides an insulating barrier between the fuel and the air.
For the suppression of fire involving hydrocarbon bulk storage and handling, such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, fluoroprotein foam concentrates are ideal.
TARGET-7 Vapor Mitigation and Neutralizing Agent provides for a single application to suppress dangerous vapor release from a chemical spill while also pH neutralizing the spilled material.
Training Foam 3% or 6%
Training Foam is not intended for live fire training or for actual firefighting operations. It is functional in any proportioning and generating equipment and minimizes the effects of training on the environment.
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