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FP70 C6

3% FluoroProtein Foam Concentrate (FP)

FP70C6 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.

  • Highly fluid foam for rapid fire knockdown and extinguishment.
  • Unsurpassed burnback resistance and post-fire security
  • 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

  • FP70C6 is independently tested and certified to EN1568:2008 part 3.
  • Passed LastFire with excellent results.
  • Audited and approved to Underwriters Laboratories UL162 (7th Edition).

Environmental Impact  

FP70C6 is based on a natural protein foaming agent. 

Applications

FP70C6 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 tank fire protection. 

FP70C6 provides a vapour-suppressing foam blanket on unignited hydrocarbon spills.

Proportioning     

FP70C6 is intended for use as a 3% solution in water (3 parts concentrate to 97 parts water) at low expansion. With medium expansion equipment it can also be used at 3%, but for optimal results a 6% induction rate is recommended.

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

FP70C6 should be used with air aspirating discharge devices such as low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourer sets. 

As with any foam, FP70C6 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

1.14 - 1.18

pH @ 20°C 

6.6 - 7.6

Viscosity @ 20°C (mm2 sec-1)

7.6 - 11.0

Max. storage temp. (°C)

49

Max. intermittent storage temp. (°C)

60

Freezing point (°C)

-16

Freeze/thaw effect

No performance loss

UL lowest use temperature (°C)

-6.7

Expansion ratio *

≥ 7:1

25% drainage time

≥ 6 mins 30 secs

* Foam generated using the U.K. Defence Standard DEF42-40 5 lpm branchpipe at 7 Bar pressure. Foam collected in a 1630 ml N.F.P.A. drainage pan.

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 LASTFIRE EPA 2015 compliant