Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6

3% Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)

An internationally accredited, high quality Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF).

Designed to quickly extinguish and secure Class B hydrocarbon fires of liquids such as crude oil, gasoline, aviation kerosene and fuel oil.

Formulated for use with either fresh or seawater.

Not suitable for use on fuels which are polar solvents and water miscible such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes and ethers.

Fire Performance Approvals

Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 concentrate is accredited to International Standards:

  • Underwriters Laboratory UL 162
  • EN 1568: 2008 Part 3 (Grade 1B in both potable water and seawater)
  • ICAO Level B
  • IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1312

For further information or to request a copy of our certificates, please contact us.

Environmental Impact

  • Contains no fluorosurfactants of chain length greater than C6
  • Biodegradable (BOD/COD 28 days: >55%)
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • Low fluorine content (typical value: 0.5% fluorine)
  • Low toxicity to aquatic organisms
  • Meets European Commission Regulation EU 2017/1000
  • Compliant with EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Programme

For more information on these environmental regulations, please visit our Knowledge Base.

Applications

Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 concentrate provides quality protection wherever hydrocarbons present a fire risk:

  • Offshore platforms and helidecks
  • Petrochemical refining, processing and storage facilities
  • Marine terminals, power stations and road / rail loading racks
  • Rapid Intervention Vehicles and aircraft hangar systems

Produced AFFF foams can also be used as wetting agents for combating Class A fires (i.e.tyres, paper, wood) and for providing a vapour suppression blanket on hydrocarbon spills.

Proportioning Information

Intended for use at 3% (3 parts foam concentrate to 97 parts water).

Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 concentrate is readily proportioned with the following equipment:

  • In-line inductors (fixed or portable)
  • Balanced pressure variable flow proportioners
  • Around the pump proportioners
  • Bladder tank Balanced Pressure proportioning skid
  • Handline, aspirating nozzles with fixed inductor pickup tube

Physical properties

Appearance

Clear pale straw liquid

Specific gravity

1.02

pH @ 20°C

7-8

Viscosity @ 20°C (mPas)

approx. 2

Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)

0.019

Freezing point (°C)

<-3

Lowest use temp. (°C)

2

Expansion*

> 6:0

25% drainage (minutes)

> 3.0

Max. storage temp. (°C)

49

Min. storage temp. (°C)

-1.7

Freeze/thaw effect

None

PFOA or PFOA salt content**

<0.015ppb

PFOA related substance content**

<0.54ppb

* Foam quality will depend on the foam equipment used and the operating conditions. The above are tested in accordance with UK Defence Standard 42-40.

**Maximum allowable amounts under European Regulation EU 2017/1000 are <25ppb for PFOA & its salts and <1000ppb for PFOA-related substances.

Additional information

For additional information on fire fighting foam concentrates including C6 foams, foam testing, compatibility, shelf life and pack sizes, please refer to our FAQs section.

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UL listed EN1568 ICAO LevelB IMO EU 2017 1000 compliant EPA 2015 compliant