Class B Firefighting Foam

U.S. Foam 1% AFFF

Class B FoamU.S. FOAM 1% AFFF is a synthetic fire fighting foam concentrate designed for use on non-polar hydrocarbon hazards. When proportioned with water and applied with conventional foam or water/fog equipment, U.S. Foam 1% AFFF provides excellent control and extinguishment of Class B fires by spreading a vapor-sealing film over the liquid fuel. This vapor seal inhibits reflash even when the foam blanket is ruptured and also allows the product to be used to secure non-ignited spills. U.S. Foam 1% AFFF provides excellent penetrating and wetting qualities when used on Class A fires. This is important when extinguishing deep-seated fires in wood, paper, rubber tires and ordinary combustibles

Recommended Applications:

U.S. Foam 1% AFFF can be used with conventional foam equipment with fresh, sea or brackish water. Self-educting foam nozzles and foam nozzles with in-line eductors are among the most common types of hardware for application. In addition to its use in aspirating foam equipment, U.S. Foam 1% AFFF can be dispensed effectively through non-aspirating equipment including fog nozzles, water spray devices and standard sprinklers. U.S. Foam 1 %AFFF may be applied to fires simultaneously with dry chemical fire fighting agents because the two are compatible.

Typical Properties:

  • Nominal Use concentration: 1%
  • Specfic Gravity@77F (25C): 1.07
  • pH @77F (25C): 8
  • Density: 8.95 lbs./gal.
  • Viscosity @77F (25C): 12 centistokes
  • Viscosity @40F (25C): 31 sentistokes
  • Shipping Specifications: 5 gal. (19 Ltrs.) 55 gal. drums (209 Ltrs.)
  • Minimum use temperature: 35 F (1.7C)
  • Storage temperature: 35-120F (1.7 - 49C)
  • Freezing point: 20F (-4C)
  • Appearance: Amber liquid

Features:

  • Effective: Rapid extinguishment reduces the chances of dangerous incidents and reduces the risk to property and equipment. U.S. Foam 1% AFFF also prevents reflash and burn back, which are major causes of injuries. The securing action of U.S. Foarn 1% AFFF minimizes the fire hazard during cleanup of flammable liquid spills.
  • Reliable: U.S. Foam 1%AFFF can be stored for virtually an indefinite period of time in approved equipment and systems. NFPA 11 recommends annual inspection of all foam systems.
  • Economical: U.S. Foam 1 %AFFF offers faster extinguishment than protein based foams, so less agent is required in training and actual fire emergencies. Its wide range of applications reduces or eliminates the need to inventory other special type agents.
  • Storage and design: U.S. Foam 1%AFFF provides maximum economies in storage space and design of fixed systems.

Environmental:

U.S. Foam 1% AFFF concentrates undergo a program of ongoing testing to assess the impact of U.S. Foam products on the natural environment. U.S. Foam products are low in toxicity to tested aquatic organisms. (Toxicity information is available from Product Environmental Data sheets, Material Safety Data sheets and Toxicity Summary sheets for individual products.) Aquatic life is not adversely affected when U.S. Foam products are used and disposed of properly. U.S. Foam products can be successfully treated in biological waste water treatment systems. (Request Product Environmental Data sheets and Disposal Recommendations from your U.S. Foam representative.)

Storage:

U.S. Foam 1%AFFF may be stored in its shipping container without change in its original phsyical or chemical characteristics. It does not show significant sedimentation or precipitation in storage or after temperature cycling. Freezing and thawing have no effect on performance and the concentrate proportions satisfactorily in ordinary equipment at temperatures above 32°F. Freeze- thaw cycling may may cause slight stratification which may be overcome with moderate agitation. Premix solutions in fresh water may be stored long term for ready use at temperatures above freezing.

Packaging:

All U.S. Foam products are available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon Totes.


U.S. Foam 3% AFFF

Class B FoamU.S. Foam 3% AFFF is a synthetic fire fighting foam concentrate designed for use on non-polar, hydrocarbon hazards when proportioned with water and applied with conventional foam or water/fog equipment. U.S. Foam 3% AFFF provides excellent control and extinguishment of Class B fires by spreading a vapor-sealing film over the liquid fuel. This vapor seal inhibits reflash even when the foam blanket is ruptured and also allows the product to be used to secure non-ignited spills U.S. Foam 3% AFFF provides excellent penetrating and wetting qualities when used on Class A fires this is Important when extinguishing deep-seated fires in wood, paper nlhbel- tires and ordinary combustables.

Recommended Applications:

  • U.S. Foam 3% AFFF can be used with conventional foam equipment with fresh, sea or brackish water .Self educting foam nozzles and foam nozzles with In-line eductors are among the most common types of hardware for application.
  • In addition to its use in aspirating foam equipment, U.S. Foam 3% AFFF can be dispensed effectively through non-aspirating equipment Including fog nozzles, water spray devices and standard sprinklers.
  • U.S. Foam 3% AFFF is effectixe in sub surface injection systems for non-water soluble hydrocarbons. Sub surface injection is safe and reliable for fixed protection of storage tanks.
  • U.S. Foam 3% AFFF may be applied to tires simultaneously with dry chemical fire fighting agents because the two are compatible.

Typical Properties:

  • Nominal Use concentration: 3%
  • Specfic Gravity@77F (25C): 1.024
  • pH @77F (25C): 8
  • Density: 8.54 lbs./gal.
  • Viscosity @77F (25C): 1.8 centistokes
  • Viscosity @40F (25C): 3.1 centistokes
  • Minimum use temperature: 35 F (1.7C)
  • Storage temperature: 35-120F (1.7 - 49C)
  • Freezing point: 25F (-4C)
  • Appearance: Amber liquid

Features:

  • Effective: Rapid extinguishment reduces the chances of dangerous incidents and reduces the risks to properly and equipment. U.S. Foam 3% AFFF also prevents reflash and burn back, which are major causes of injuries. The securing action of U.S. Foam 3% AFFF minimizes the fire hazard during cleanup of flammable liquid spills.
  • Reliable: U.S. Foam 3% AFFF can be stored for virtually an indefinite period oftime in approved equipment and systems. NFPA11 recommends annual inspection of all foam systems.
  • Economical: U.S. Foam 3% AFFF offers faster extinguishment than protein based foams, so less agent is required in training and actual fire emergencies. Its wide range of applications reduces or eliminates the need to nventory other special type agents.

Environmental:

U.S. Foam 3% AFFF concentrates undergo a program of ongoing testing to assess the impact of U.S. Foam products on the natural environment. U.S. Foam products are low in toxicity to tested aquatic organisms (Toxicity information is available from Product Environmental Data sheets, Maternal Safety Data sheets and Toxicity Summary sheets for individual products.) Aquatic life IIs not adversely affected when U.S. Foam products are used and disposed of properly. U.S. Foam products can be successfully treated In biological waste water treatment systems (Request Product Environniental Data sheets and Disposal Recommendations from your U.S. Foam representative.)

Storage:

U.S. Foam 1%AFFF may be stored in its shipping container without change in its original phsyical or chemical characteristics. It does not show significant sedimentation or precipitation in storage or after temperature cycling. Freezing and thawing have no effect on performance and the concentrate proportions satisfactorily in ordinary equipment at temperatures above 32°F. Freeze- thaw cycling may cause slight stratification which may be overcome with moderate agitation. Annual inspections as prescribed in NFPA11 is recommended.

Packaging:

All U.S. Foam products are available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon Totes.


U.S. Foam 6% AFFF

Class B FoamU.S. Foam 6% AFFF is a synthetic film forming foam concentrate designed for use on non-polar, hydrocarbon hazards. When proportioned with water and applied with conventional foam or water/fog equipment. U.S. Foam 6% AFFF provides excellent control and extinguishment of Class B fires by spreading a vapor-seallig film over the liquid fuel. This vapor seal inhibits reflash even when the foam blanket is ruptured and also allows the product to be used to secure non-ignited spills. U.S. Foam 6% AFFF provides excellent penetrating and wetting qualities when used on Class A fires. This is important when extinguishing deep-seated fires in wood, paper, rubber tires and ordinary combustibles.

Recommended Applications:

  • U.S. Foam 6% AFFF can be used with conventional foam equipment with fresh, sea or brackish water. Self-educting foam nozzles and foam nozzles with in-line eductors are among the most common types of hardware for application.
  • In addition to its use in aspirating foam equipment, U.S. Foam 6% AFFF can be dispensed effectively through non-aspirating equipment including fog nozzles, water spray devices and standard sprinklers.
  • U.S. Foam 6% AFFF is effective sub surface injection systems for non-water soluble hydrocarbons. Sub surface injection is sate and reliable for fixed protection of storage tanks.
  • U.S. Foam 6% AFFF may be applied to fires simultaneously with dry chemical fire fighting agents because the two are compatible.

Typical Properties:

  • Nominal Use concentration: 6%
  • Specfic Gravity@77F (25C): 1.003
  • pH @77F (25C): 8
  • Density: 8.35 lbs./gal.
  • Viscosity @77F (25C): 1.7 centistokes
  • Viscosity @40F (25C): 3.0 centistokes
  • Minimum use temperature: 35 F (1.7C)
  • Storage temperature: 35-120F (1.7 - 49C)
  • Freezing point: 25F (-4C)
  • Appearance: Amber liquid
  • Features:

    • Effective: Rapid extinguishment reduces the chances of dangerous incidents and reduces the risk to property and equipment. U.S. Foam 6% AFFF also prevents reflash and burn back, which are major causes of injuries. The securing action of U.S. Foam 6% AFFF minimizes the fire hazard during cleanup of flammable liquid spills.
    • Reliable: U.S. Foam 6% AFFF can be stored for virtually an indefinite period of time in approved equipment and systems. NFPA I I recommends annual inspection of all foam systems.
    • Economical: U.S. Foam 6% AFFF offers faster extinguishment than protein based foams, so less agent is required in training and actual fire emergencies. Its wide range of applications reduces or eliminates the need to inventory other special type agents.

    Environmental:

    U.S. Foam 6% AFFF concentrates undergo a program of ongoing testing to assess the impact of U S. Foam products on the natural environment U S. Foam products are low in toxicity to tested aquatic organisms. (Toxicity information Is available from Product Environmental Data sheets. Matenal Safetv Data sheets and Toxicity Summary sheets for individual products. ) Aquatic life is not adversely affected when U.S. Foam products are used and disposed of properly. U.S Foam products can be successfully treated in biological waste water treatment systems. ( Request Product Environmental Data sheets and Disposal Recommendations from your U.S. Foam representative).

    Storage:

    U.S. Foam 6% AFFF may be stored in its shipping container without change in its original physical or chemical characteristics. It does not show significant sedimentation or precipitation in storage or after temperature cycling. Freezing and thawing have no effect on performance and the concentrate proportions satisfactorily in ordinary equipment at temperatures above 32°F. Freeze- thaw cycling may cause slight stratification which may be overcome with moderate agitation. Annual inspections as prescribed in NFPA11 is recommended.

    Packaging:

    All U.S. Foam products are available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon Totes.

    Contact USF

    800 E Cotton Street
    Longview, Texas 75602

    (800) 595-FOAM (3626)