Tridol C6 S1

1% Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)

TridolC6 S1 is a superior quality synthetic Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

TridolC6 S1 is a unique combination of hydrocarbon and fluorochemical surface active agents. It produces a vapour-sealing aqueous film that spreads rapidly over the fuel surface to provide rapid control and extinguishment.

  • Film-forming for fast flame knockdown and extinguishment.
  • Burnback resistance and post-fire security.
  • Foam blanket reseals when ruptured by personnel or equipment.
  • Environmentally balanced

Performance Approvals

  • TridolC6 S1 is independently tested and certified to EN1568:2008 part 3.
  • Performance exceeds ICAO Level B fire performance and is certified to this performance level.

  • TridolC6 S1 is audited and approved to Underwriters Laboratories UL162 (7th Edition). 

Environmental Impact

The C6 surfactants balance high performance and low environmental impact. TridolC6 S1 is biodegradable and demonstrates low toxicity to aquatic organisms.

Applications

TridolC6 S1 is used in high risk situations where hydrocarbons (such as crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and aviation kerosene) are stored, processed, or transported. It is used extensively on Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIV) where fast extinguishment with limited quantities of foam is essential for saving life.

Other applications include hydrocarbon storage tanks, process areas, warehouses, power stations and offshore platforms.

TridolC6 S1 provides a vapour suppressing foam blanket on unignited hydrocarbon spills. 

Proportioning

TridolC6 S1 is intended for use at 1% (1 part concentrate to 99 parts water). 

TridolC6 S1 is readily proportioned using conventional foam proportioning equipment. 

TridolC6 S1 can be used with air aspirating discharge devices and non-aspirating. Devices include low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourers, rimseal pourers, as well as water and foam sprinklers. TridolC6 S1 is also suitable for base injection or subsurface application systems. 

Non-aspirated foam is suitable for shallow fuel fires and spill fires. Where a major fuel fire is involved, we always recommend the use of aspirated foam where a stable foam blanket is essential.

 

Physical Properties 

Appearance

Amber Liquid

Specific gravity @ 20°C

1.025 - 1.045

pH @ 20°C

6.6 - 7.6

Viscosity @ 20°C (mm2 sec1)

6.0

Viscosity @ 0°C    (mm2 sec1)

15.0

Max. continuous storage temp. (°C)

60

Effect of freeze / thaw

None

Lowest use temperature (°C)

-17.8

Sediment as shipped (% v/v)

≤ 0.1

Sediment after aging (% v/v)

≤ 0.1

Expansion ratio*

≥8:1

25% Drainage Time*

≥2 minutes 45 seconds

 * 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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UL listed UL 162 EN1568 ICAO LevelB