Aberdeen Foam 1% AFFF-LF-C6

1% Low Freeze Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF-LF) - ICAO Level B

An internationally accredited, high quality Low Freeze Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF-LF) concentrate which meets International aviation standard ICAO Level B.

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 1% AFFF-LF-C6 concentrate is accredited to International Standards:

  • Underwriters Laboratory UL 162
  • EN 1568:2008 Part 3
  • ICAO Level B
  • IMO MSC.1/Circ 1312
  • NATO Stock Number NSN 4210-99-597-0220

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

Environmental Impact

  • Contain no fluorosurfactants of chain length greater than C6
  • Biodegradable     
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • Low fluorine content (typical value: 1.5% 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 1% AFFF-LF-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-LF 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 1% (1 part foam concentrate to 99 parts water).

Aberdeen Foam 1% AFFF-LF-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

1.04

pH @ 20°C

7-8

Viscosity @ 20°C (mPas)

~4

Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)

0.019

Freezing point (°C)

<-20

Lowest use temp. (°C)

-17.8

Expansion*

> 6:0

25% drainage (minutes)

> 3.0

Max. storage temp. (°C)

49

Min. storage temp. (°C)

-17.8

Freeze/thaw effect

None

* 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.

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 NATO listed