Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 Airport Foam

3% Aqueous Film-Forming Foam - ICAO Level B & ICAO Level C

1 foam, 2 standards: Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 Airport Foam is approved to ICAO Levels B & C.

Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 Airport Foam extinguishes and secures Class B hydrocarbon fires of liquids such as crude oil, gasoline, aviation kerosene and fuel oil.

Formulated for use with fresh water (ICAO requirement).

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


 ICAO Level B or C - what difference does it make?

Find out more here.

Fire Performance Approvals

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

  • ICAO Level B
  • ICAO Level C

For further information on these standards and the differences between them, please click here.

Copies of our reports are available to download:

  • For ICAO Level B, click here.
  • For ICAO Level C, click here.

For further information on these standards and the differences between them, please click here.

The following Aberdeen Foam have also been tested to ICAO Level B:

Environmental Impact

  • Contains no fluorosurfactants of chain length greater than C6
  • Biodegradable: BOD²⁰/COD ratio of 77.2%    
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • 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 Airport Foam concentrate has been specially formulated for use in airports.

It is also suitable for use wherever hydrocarbons present a fire risk.

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).

In accordance with the latest ICAO standards, Aberdeen Foam 3% AFFF-C6 Airport Foam can be successfully applied using 30% less foam concentrate! For further information, please click here.

Physical properties

Appearance

Off-white liquid

Specific gravity

1.02

pH @ 20°C

7-8

Viscosity @ 20°C (mPas)

Non-viscous

Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)

0.02 @ 3% WS

BOD20/COD**

77.2%

Freezing point (°C)

-9

Expansion*

8.13

25% drainage (minutes)

4 min. 9 sec

Max. storage temp. (°C)

49

Min. storage temp. (°C)

-5

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.

** US MIL-SPEC BOD/COD is >65%.

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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