Aberdeen Foam 3% F3

Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam Concentrate

A Fluorine Free Foam (F3) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

Aberdeen Foam 3% F3 is 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 fresh water. 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 3% 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 3% F3 concentrate has been independently tested and is accredited to International Foam Standard:

  • 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
  • Readily biodegradable: >65% BOD/COD 5 days
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • Low toxicity to aquatic organisms


Aberdeen Foam 3% 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 3% (3 parts foam concentrate to 97 parts water).

Aberdeen Foam 3% 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


Amber liquid

Specific gravity


pH @ 20°C


Viscosity @ 20°C (mPas)


Surface tension @ 20°C (N/m)


Freezing point (°C)


Lowest use temp. (°C)




25% drainage (minutes)


Max. storage temp. (°C)


Min. storage temp. (°C)


Freeze/thaw effect


* 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 3% 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.
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EN1568 Fluorine Free EPA 2015 compliant