Firefighting foam concentrates – the constant evolution: Part 1

In the last decade there have been many advances in foam for firefighting. Since 2001 the multinational 3M ceased to manufacture surfactants and fluorinated AFFF foams due to the ban on PFOS (perfluorooctyl sulfonates), a flurry of development has been…

Aspects of foam need careful consideration – Part 2

Part 1 in the January issue looked at PFOS as a legacy issue, why foam is so beneficial when dealing with large flammable liquid fires and how fluorotelomer surfactants provide critical fuel shedding capabilities necessary for reliable, effective and efficient…

Aspects of Foam Need Careful Consideration – Part 1

There is much discussion about which options are best for future decision-making for Class B firefighting foam applications. It needs careful consideration before making such decisions to ensure the foams chosen will provide the required levels of not only environmental…

Firefighting Foams Selection and Use

Achieving a balance of performance and sustainability Firefighting foam is a suppression medium known for its effectiveness in preventing, extinguishing or controlling fires involving flammable liquids (Class B fuels). In recent years there has been significant discussion within the fire…

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