Aberdeen Foam 1% F3

Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam Concentrate

One of our first operational Fluorine Free Foam (F3) concentrates for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires!

Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 is a new, versatile, high quality Fluorine Free Foam designed for minimal environmental impact.

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

Formulated to 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. 


Why fluorine free?

For many years fluorine compounds have been used as ingredients in high performance foams such as AFFFs. Their unique properties have made them essential for providing rapid extinguishment of life threatening fires such as those encountered at aircraft crashes.

Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 is a new, versatile, high quality Fluorine Free Foam designed for minimal environmental impact - fluorine free technology has become a reality!

Fire Performance Approvals

 Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 meets the requirements of:

  • EN 1568: 2008 Part 3

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

Environmental Impact

  • Designed for minimal environmental impact
  • Contain no fluorosurfactants
  • Biodegradable (>90% BOD/COD 28 days)
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • Low toxicity to aquatic organisms

Applications

Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 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 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 parts foam concentrate to 99 parts water).

Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 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)

<10

Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)

0.02

Freezing point (°C)

<-5

Lowest use temp. (°C)

-2

Expansion*

> 6:0

25% drainage (minutes)

> 3.0

Max. storage temp. (°C)

50

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.

How it works

Aberdeen Foam 1% F3 effectively extinguishes and secures liquid hydrocarbon fires by the following actions:

  • Low surface tension - as the liquid drains from the foam the foam, the surface tension reduces to ensure the foam floats on top of the surface of the liquid fuel
  • Foam expansion - the foam cools the fuel's surface and creates a stable blanket to suppress the release of flammable vapours.

 

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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EN1568 Fluorine Free EPA 2015 compliant