|Why use Foam?|
Fire fighting theory proposes that for fire to continue, it must maintain the fundamental components of Heat, Oxygen and Fuel. If any one of these components is reduced adequately or eliminated, then the fire will not continue. It follows therefore that fire fighting agents are specifically designed to control or eliminate one or more of these key components.
The ETI Foam Fire Suppression System utilises high grade AFFF at a 6% concentrate. AFFF is the leading agent used to fight large Class B (fuels and oils) flammable liquid fires and is used throughout the world typically in oil refineries, oil tank storage facilities, fuel depots and mobile applications. With a 94% water composition, AFFF is also effective in controlling both Class A (normal combustibles, wood, plastics, paper etc.) and Class B fires. (Fuels, Oils, etc.) Foam concentrate material data (MSDS) safety sheets are available on request.
|Part Number:||Description||Size||To Suit Cylinder Size|
|CAGENT0.8||Foam Concentrate||0.8 Litres||LES 015|
|CAGENT1.5||Foam Concentrate||1.5 Litres||MES 030|
|CAGENT2.2||Foam Concentrate||2.2 Litres||045|
|CAGENT3.0||Foam Concentrate||3.0 Litres||065|
|CAGENT5.1||Foam Concentrate||5.1 Litres||106|
|CAGENT20||Foam Concentrate||Bulk 20 Litres|
|CAGENT200||Foam Concentrate||Bulk 200 Litres|
Superagent is a 100% fill and may NOT be diluted
|Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) offers several advantages in the control of fires:|
- When applied to fires, foam forms a film on top of the fuel surface. This process creates an effective vapour seal, denying any oxygen supply to the fuel surface.
- As the concentrate is mixed with 94% water, the foam solution is able to provide a strong cooling effect and in doing so, becomes a critical factor in stabilising the suppression performance. The cooling effect also aides in preventing re-ignition.
- Foams are able to flow under gravity to follow and cover fuel spills
- The use of foam avoids powder compaction problems that are commonly associated with Dry Chemical Powder (DCP) systems due to vibration and does not pose a respiratory or visual hazard.
- Longer discharge times are possible using foam. Foams are not hazardous to personnel and equipment can be serviced on site
- Extensive field testing has shown that AFFF is highly effective in extinguishing Class A & Class B fires while being Environmentally friendly. AFFF is biodegradable and has a negligible impact for nutrient loading.