Aberdeen Foam 1% Class A

0.1-1% Class A Foam Concentrate

A synthetic Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam concentrate for Class A fires, e.g. forest fires, structural fires and tyre fires.

Designed to offer superior penetration into burning Class A materials. Formulated for use with either fresh or seawater.

Highly versatile and suitable for use with a range of equipment, methods of application and proportion rates - intended for use between 0.1% and 1.0%.

Can be used on small Class B hydrocarbon fires such as fuel tanks leaks or minor spills.

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

  • Provides quality protection from Class A fire risks such as rubber tyres, coal, paper & wood and forest fires
  • Economical - proportioning rates of between 0.1% and 1.0%
  • Versatile - can be used in different equipment and application methods
  • Easily premixed and excellent foaming properties
  • Free from elements harmful to soil - no negative effect on reforestation
  • Suitable for use with Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)

Environmental impact

  • Water based   
  • Classified as readily biodegradable
  • Free from elements harmful to soil - no negative effect on reforestation
  • Fluorine free   
  • Low toxicity to aquatic life
  • Not classified as hazardous to the environment


Aberdeen Foam 1% Class A concentrate provides quality protection wherever Class A materials (ie. tyres, paper, wood) present a fire risk.

Suitable of use at Class B minor incidents such as small hydrocarbon liquid spill fires.

Proportioning Information

Use between the following proportions:

  • Helicopter buckets: 0.3 - 0.6% (between 3-6 parts foam concentrate to 997-994 parts water)
  • Handline air-aspirating nozzles: 0.3 - 0.5% (between 3-5 parts foam concentrate to 997-995 parts water)
  • Handline non-air-aspirating nozzles: 0.3 - 0.6% (between 3-6 parts foam concentrate to 997-994 parts water)
  • Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS): 0.1 - 0.3% (between 1-3 parts foam concentrate to 999-997 parts water)
  • Use in fire breaks or small hydrocarbon fires: 1.0% (1 part foam concentrate to 99 parts water)

Proportioning rates will vary depending on the quality of the foam blanket required and are given for guidance only.

Aberdeen Foam 1% Class A foam 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


Clear yellow liquid

Specific gravity


pH @ 20°C


Viscosity (Brookfield) @ 20°C (mPas)


Viscosity (Brookfield) @ -5°C (mPas)


Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)

0.023 (1%); 0.027 (0.5%)

Freezing point (°C)


Lowest use temp. (°C)


Max. storage temp. (°C)


Min. storage temp. (°C)


Freeze/thaw effect


BOD/COD 5 days


Wetting time @ 0.3% fresh water (minutes)



Expansion & 25% drainage*

Low expansion


Expansion ratio @ 0.3%


Expansion ratio @ 1.0%


25% drainage (minutes)

> 3

Medium expansion


Expansion ratio @ 0.5%


Expansion ratio @ 1.0%


25% drainage (minutes)



* 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.

Aberdeen Foam 1% Class A concentrate meets the requirements of:

  • EN 1568:2008 Part 1
  • EN 1568:2008 Part 3
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EN1568 Part 1 EN1568 Fluorine Free