FP600 C6

6% FluoroProtein Foam Concentrate (FP)

FP600C6 is a superior quality FluoroProtein (FP) fire fighting foam concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

Its unique formulation is based on advanced protein foam technology. The protein base provides a tough cohesive foam blanket with high resistance to heat that quickly smothers, cools, and seals the risk. Fluorochemical surface active agents combined with the protein base increase the fluidity and fuel repellency of the foam.

  • Advanced protein foam technology
  • Increased fluidity
  • Highly fluid foam for rapid fire knockdown and extinguishment
  • Detergent-free for high resistance to fuel pick-up
  • Excellent sealing action on hot metal surfaces.
  • Foam blanket re-seals when ruptured by personnel or equipment

Performance Approvals 

  • FP600C6 has numerous approvals and UL Listings. Please contact us for full information.

Environmental Impact        

FP600C6 is biodegradable and 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           

FP600C6 is the ideal fire fighting foam to use in situations where hydrocarbon fuels such as crude oil, gasoline, and fuel oils are stored, processed, or transported. It is used extensively by major world oil and petrochemical companies for hydrocarbon storage tank fire protection.  

FP60C6 provides a vapour-suppressing foam blanket on unignited hydrocarbon spills.

Proportioning           

FP600C6 is intended for use as a 6% solution in water (6 parts concentrate to 94 parts water).

It is readily proportioned using conventional foam proportioning equipment such as portable and fixed foam proportioners.  

FP600C6 should be used with air aspirating discharge devices such as low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourer sets, rimseal foam pourers, and foam/water sprinklers. It also produces top quality medium expansion foam when applied through medium expansion branchpipes and bund pourers. 

As with any foam FP600C6 is best applied gently on to the burning liquid surface. However, its exceptional resistance to fuel contamination enables it to withstand vigorous mixing with fuel. This makes it ideal for forceful application on to storage tank fires from ground-based mobile monitors.

FP600C6 should be used with air aspirating discharge devices such as low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourer sets, rimseal foam pourers, and foam/water sprinklers. It also produces top quality medium expansion foam when applied through medium expansion branchpipes and bund pourers. As with any foam FP600C6 is best applied gently on to the burning liquid surface. However, its exceptional resistance to fuel contamination enables it to withstand vigorous mixing with fuel. This makes it ideal for forceful application on to storage tank fires from ground-based mobile monitors.

Physical Properties   

Appearance

Dark brown liquid 

Specific gravity @ 20°C

1.08 - 1.12 

pH @ 20°C

6.1 - 7.1

Viscosity @ 20°C (mm2 sec1)

3.0

Viscosity @ 0°C (mm2 sec1)

7.0 

Max. continuous storage temp. (°C)

40 

Max. intermittent storage temp. (°C)

60 

Freeze / thaw effect 

No performance loss

Lowest use temperature (°C)

-6.7 

Sediment as shipped (% v/v)

≤ 0.25

Sediment after ageing (% v/v)

≤ 0.5 

Expansion ratio *

≥ 7:1

25% Drainage time minutes *

≥ 6 mins 30 secs 

* 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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