Tridol C6 S6 LT

6% Low Temperature Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF-LT)

TridolC6 S6 LT is a superior quality synthetic Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

TridolC6 S6 LT 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.

Performance Approvals

  • Measured primarily against internal Angus Fire test procedures.
  • Independently tested and certified to EN 1568: 2008 Part 3

Environmental Impact

  • The C6 surfactants balance high performance and low environmental impact
  • TridolC6 S6 LT demonstrates low toxicity to aquatic organisms.

Applications

TridolC6 S6 LT 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) at major international airports and military bases where fast extinguishment with limited quantities of foam is essential for saving life. Other applications include hydrocarbon storage tanks, process areas, warehouses, road/rail loading racks, power stations, marine terminals, and offshore platforms.

TridolC6 S6 LT provides a vapour suppressing foam blanket on unignited hydrocarbon spills.

TridolC6 S6 LT can also be used as a wetting agent in combating fires in Class A materials such as wood, paper, and tyres.

Proportioning

TridolC6 S6 LT is intended for use at 6% (6 parts concentrate to 94 parts water).

TridolC6 S6 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.

TridolC6 S6 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 S6 LT can be used with nonaspirating discharge devices such as spray/fog branchpipes and nozzles, monitors, and spray/fog sprinklers.However, 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

1.02 - 1.06

pH @ 20°C

6.6 - 7.6

Viscosity @ 20°C (mm2 sec1)

2.9

Max. continuous storage temp (°C)

49 

Max. intermittent storage temp (°C)

60

Freezing point (°C)

-19

Effect of freeze / thaw 

No performance loss 

Lowest use temperature (°C) 

- 15.0

Expansion ratio* 

25% Drainage Time*

≥ 8:1                                                                      

≥ 3 minutes                                                                    

 * 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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