Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO
Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO is a film forming fluoroprotein foam concentrate (FFFP) containing hydrolysed protein and preservatives, together with a blend of fluorinated surfactants to achieve the maximum synergistic effect.
The blend of fluorochemicals selected is effective in reducing the surface tension of water as well as the interfacial tension between water and oil sufficiently low to give stable film on the surface of the fuel and as a result it gives fire extinguishing rates superior to those obtained with synthetic based compounds.
Incorporation of protein in the formulation produces a thick visible blanket which has exceptional burnback resistance.
Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO should be used as a 3% proportioned solution in fresh or sea water. The correct proportioning or mixture ratio is 3 parts of concentrate and 97 parts of water.
Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO is intended for use on B class hydrocarbon fuel fires such as oil, petroleum and aviation fuels. Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO can be applied directly onto the fire surface and is also suitable for subsurface injection. It is compatible with all dry powders and can be used in dry powder/foam twin agent systems.
Fire Performance & Foaming
The fire performance of this product has been measured and documented according to “International Approvals” stated in this document. The foaming properties are depending on equipment used and other variables such as water and ambient temperatures. Average expansion 7:1, average ¼ drainage time 03:30 minutes using UNI 86 test nozzle
Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO is formulated using raw materials specially selected for their fire performance and their environmental profile. Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO is biodegradable. The handling of spills of concentrate or foam solutions should however be undertaken according to local regulations. Normally sewage systems can dispose foam solution based on this type of foam concentrate, but local sewage operators should be consulted in this respect. This product contains NO PFOS or PFOA.
Storage / Shelf life
Stored in original unbroken packaging the product will have a long shelf life. Shelf life in excess of 10 years will be found in temperate climates. As with all foams, shelf life will be dependent on storage temperatures and conditions. If the product is frozen during storage or transport, thawing will render the product completely usable.
We recommend following our guidelines for storage and handling ensuring favourable storage conditions.
Fomtec FFFP 3% ICAO can easily be proportioned at the correct dilution using conventional equipment such as:
- Inline inductors
- Balanced pressure, variable flow proportioning systems
- Bladder tanks
- Around the pump proportioning systems
- Water turbine driven foam proportioners
- Self inducting branch pipes and nozzles
The equipment should be designed to the foam type.
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