Fire fighting foam concentrates are available to meet a wide range of fire fighting challenges, including industrial, marine, mining, municipal, oil, petrochemical, and transportation applications. Our aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs), Class A foams, wetting agents, high-expansion foam concentrates, and protein foams are suitable for ground and air attack, creating firebreaks, and can be used with compressed-air foam systems (CAFS), and in mop-up operations
Fomtec Enviro ARK is a novel multi-purpose alcohol resistant firefighting foam concentrate totally free from fluorinated surfactants and polymers.
Fomtec Ls XMax is a new generation of high performing, multi-purpose foam cencentrate.
Fomtecd MB-20 is a blend of high activity, synthetic, fatty alcohol sulphates, solvents and stabilisers.
Class “A” foam concentrate was developed in 1984 in order to more efficiently fight Class “A” fires. The purpose of Class “A” concentrate is to allow water to create a foam blanket on a burning Class “A” fuel and keep it there where plain water beads up and runs off. The water/foam blanket smothers the fire by not allowing air (oxygen) to access the fuel and lowers the fuel temperature to below its ignition point. The use of Class “A” concentrate allows a fire fighter to use far less water than would normally be needed to extinguish the same fire.
Enviro Class A Safety Data Sheet
LS xMax Safety Data Sheet
MB-20 Safety Data Sheet
Dictionary of terms
For years, foam has been used as a fireextinguishing medium for flammable and combustible liquids. Unlike other extinguishing agents - water, dry chemical, CO2, etc., a stable aqueous foam can extinguish a flammable or combustible liquid fire by the combined mechanisms of cooling, separating the flame/ignition source from the product surface, suppressing vapors and smothering.
Because of the potential for broad-scale release of fire fighting foams into the environment and the large volumes of surfactants used worldwide, the environmental fate of these products is an important consideration in choosing an agent, and in determining proper disposal and/or treatment of residue.