Alcoseal C6 3-6

3x6% Alcohol Resistant Film Forming Fluoroprotein Foams (AR-FFFP)

AlcosealC6 3-6 is a superior quality Alcohol Resistant Film-Forming FluoroProtein (AR-FFFP) fire fighting foam concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon and polar solvent liquid fires. 

Its unique formulation is based on advanced protein foam technology. The protein base material provides a tough cohesive foam blanket with high resistance to heat.

Fluorochemical surface active agents combined with the protein base produce a vapoursealing aqueous film on hydrocarbons. On polar solvents an insoluble polymer membrane is formed which protects the foam blanket from the solvent.

  • Highly versatile - eliminates the need to stock a variety of foam types.
  • Stable and long-lasting foam blanket for excellent burnback resistance and post-fire security.
  • Detergent-free for high resistance to fuel pick-up.
  • Foam blanket re-seals when ruptured by personnel or equipment.
  • Film-forming on hydrocarbons for fast flame knockdown and extinguishment.

Performance Approvals  

AlcosealC6 3-6 has numerous approvals and UL Listings against Underwriters Laboratories Standard UL 162 (7th Edition).

Independently Tested and Certified to EN1568:2008 Part 3.

Environmental Impact         

AlcosealC6 3-6 is virtually non-toxic to aquatic organisms. It is based on a natural protein foaming agent and contains no harmful synthetic detergent or glycol ether.

Applications         

AlcosealC6 3-6 is the ideal fire fighting foam to use 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. It is used extensively by industrial and municipal fire departments.

AlcosealC6 3-6 provides a vapour suppressing foam blanket on spills of hazardous liquids.

Proportioning   

AlcosealC6 3-6 is intended for use at 3% (3 parts concentrate to 97 parts of water) on hydrocarbons and 6% on polar solvents (6 parts concentrate to 94 parts of water). 

AlcosealC6 3-6 is readily proportioned using conventional foam proportioning equipment such as in-line foam venturi proportioners, balanced pressure proportioners and around-the-pump proportioners.

AlcosealC6 3-6 can be used with air aspirating discharge devices such as low expansion branchpipes, monitors and top pourer sets.

Exceptional resistance to fuel contamination makes it ideal for forceful application on to hydrocarbon storage tank fires from ground-based mobile monitors.

AlcosealC6 3-6 also produces top quality medium expansion foam.

Physical properties

Appearance

Dark brown liquid

Specific gravity @ 20°C

1.11

pH @ 20°C

6.6 - 7.6

Viscosity

Non-Newtonian 

Max. continuous storage temp. (°C)

40

Max. intermittent storage temp. (°C)

60

Effect of freeze/thaw

No performance loss

Lowest use temp. (°C)

1.7

Sediment as shipped (% v/v)

≤ 0.25

Sediment after ageing (% v/v) 

≤ 0.5

Expansion ratio (3% Induction rate) *

≥ 7:1 

25% Drainage time mins. (3% Induction rate) *

≥ 5

Expansion ratio (6% Inducton rate) *

≥ 7:1

25% Drainage time mins. (6% Induction rate) *                

≥ 10

* 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.

Alcoseal 3-6 is a Non-Newtonian fluid that is pseudoplastic (shear thinning).

 

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