Tridol ATF 1-3

1/3% Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming-Foam Concentrate (AR-AFFF)

Tridol ATF 1-3 is a cost-effective Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon and polar solvent liquid fires.

Tridol ATF 1-3 contains a unique combination of hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon surface active agents. It produces a vapour-sealing aqueous film that spreads rapidly over hydrocarbon surfaces to provide rapid control and extinguishment. On polar solvents an insoluble polymer membrane is formed which protects the foam blanket from the solvent.

  • Highly versatile and so eliminates the need to stock a variety of foam types.
  • Film-forming on hydrocarbons for fast flame knockdown and extinguishment.
  • Superior burnback resistance and post-fire security.
  • Foam blanket re-seals when ruptured by personnel or equipment.

Performance Approvals

  • Tridol ATF 1-3 is UL Listed.
  • Independently Tested and Certified to EN1568:2008 Parts 3 & 4.
  • Tridol ATF 1-3 has been LASTFIRE tested.

Environmental Impact

Tridol ATF 1-3 is biodegradable and virtually non-toxic to aquatic organisms, and does not contain any glycol ether.

Applications

Tridol ATF 1-3 is used in high risk situations where hydrocarbons (such as crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation kerosene) and/or polar solvents (such as alcohols, ketones, esters, and ethers) are stored, processed, or transported. Typical applications include hydrocarbon storage tanks, process areas, warehouses, road/rail loading racks, power stations, marine terminals, and offshore platforms.

Proportioning

Tridol ATF 1-3 is intended for use on hydrocarbons as 1% (1 part concentrate to 99 parts of water) low expansion foam or 3% (3 parts concentrate to 97 parts water) nonaspirated foam; and on polar solvents as 3% low expansion foam. Tridol ATF 1-3 is readily proportioned using conventional foam proportioning equipment such as portable and fixed (in-line) foam venturi proportioners, handline nozzles / branchpipes with pick-up tubes, balanced pressure variable flow proportioners, balanced pressure bladder tank proportioners, and around-the-pump proportioners.

Tridol ATF 1-3 can be used with air aspirating discharge devices such as low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourer sets, rimseal foam pourers, foam/water sprinklers, and base (sub-surface) injection systems.

Tridol ATF 1-3 can be used at 3% with non-aspirating discharge devices such as spray/fog branchpipes and nozzles, monitors, and spray/fog sprinklers. Non-aspirated application is not recommended as the primary method of attack for major fires where a stable foam cover is essential.

Physical Properties

Appearance

Amber Liquid 

Specific gravity @ 20°C

1.03 

pH @ 20°C

6.1 - 7.1 

Viscosity

Non-Newtonian 

Max. continuous storage temp. (°C)

40 

Max. intermittent storage temp. (°C)

60 

Effect of freeze / thaw

No performance loss 

Lowest use temperature (°C)

1.5 

Sediment as shipped (% v/v)

Trace 

Sediment after aging (% v/v)

Trace 

Induction rate % *

3

Expansion ratio *        

25% drainage time *

≥ 7:1                                                                      

≥ 10 mins 

 * Foam quality will depend on the foam equipment used and the operating conditions. The above are tested in accordance with UK Defence Standard 42-41.

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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UL listed EN1568 34 LASTFIRE