Aberdeen Foam 3% Training Foam (Synthetic)

3% Training Foam Concentrate (TF)

A high quality foaming agent formulated for use in fire training exercises.

Designed to simulate the foaming performance of an AFFF with either fresh or salt water, but without the environmental impact of an AFFF.

Not suitable for use as a fire fighting foam concentrate.

  • Fluorosurfactant free synthetic base formulation
  • Readily biodegradable with low toxicity to marine life
  • For use as a training replacement for 3% AFFF
  • Ideal for use where regular fire fighting foam training is required, for example the Aviation and Offshore industries
  • Suitable for use in fire system calibration

Environmental Impact

  • Biodegradable
  • Butyl carbitol free
  • Fluorine free
  • Separator friendly - meets prEN 858
  • Low toxicity to aquatic organisms


For use in fire training and system calibration wherever a foaming alternative to a 3% AFFF is required. Ideal for use in areas where regular fire training is critical, such as:

  • 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 training 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% Training Foam (Synthetic) 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 colourless 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.

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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