Tridol C6 ATF 3-3 LT

3x3% Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam - Low Temperature (AR-AFFF-LT)

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is a cost-effective Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon and polar solvent liquid fires even at low ambient temperatures.

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is 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

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is independently tested and certified to EN1568:2008 Parts 3 & 4.

Environmental Impact 

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is biodegradable and virtually non-toxic to aquatic organisms.

Applications      

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT 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    

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is intended for use at 3% (3 parts concentrate to 97 parts of water) on hydrocarbons and on polar solvents.

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT 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 at temperatures as low as -15°C (6°F).

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT 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.

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT can be used 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

1.04

pH @ 20°C

6.5 - 8.0

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)

-15

Sediment as shipped (% v/v)

≤ 0.25

Sediment after ageing (% v/v)

≤ 0.5

Induction rate % *

Expansion ratio *

≥ 7:1

25% drainage time *

≥ 8 mins 15 sec

TridolC6 ATF 3-3 LT is a Non-Newtonian fluid that is pseudoplastic (shear thinning) and thixotropic

 

* 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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