Firefighting Foam, AFFF Foam, Fire Suppression Foam, Foam Proportioners
Fire-Gear.net features a number of foam supplies including foam proportioners, AFFF firefighting foam, Quik Stik proportioning system, and other foam equipment. Our site provides the most affordable prices for your firefighting foam needs.
What firefighting foam do I need?
Every type of firefighting foam has its application. High-expansion firefighting foam is used when an enclosed space, such as a basement or hangar, needs to be quickly filled. Low-expansion firefighting foam is used on burning spills. AFFF firefighting foam is best for spills of jet fuels, FFFP firefighting foam is better for cases where the burning fuel can form deeper pools, AR-AFFF firefighting foam is suitable for burning alcohols. The most flexibility is achieved by AR-AFFF or AR-FFFP. AR-AFFF must be used in areas where gasolines are blended with oxygenates, since the alcohols prevent the formation of the film between the FFFP firefighting foam and the gasoline, breaking down the foam, rendering the FFFP firefighting foam virtually useless.
Low-expansion firefighting foam has an expansion rate less than 20 times. Firefighting foam with an expansion ratio between 20-200 are medium expansion firefighting foam. Low-expansion firefighting foam such as AFFF are low-viscosity, mobile, and able to quickly cover large areas.
High-expansion firefighting foam has an expansion rate over 200. It is suitable for enclosed spaces such as hangars, where quick filling is needed.
Alcohol-resistant firefighting foam contains a polymer that forms a protective layer between the burning surface and the foam, preventing foam breakdown by alcohols in the burning fuel. Alcohol resistant firefighting foams should be used in fighting fires of fuels containing oxygenates, eg. MTBE, or fires of liquids based on or containing polar solvents.
What other foam supplies do I need to use firefighting foam?
The type of foam supplies needed depends on the type of firefighting foam you buy. For more information on the needed foam supplies read the instructions on the firefighting foam or research the particular type of firefighting foam you are buying. The QuikStik nozzle is a foam supply featured on fire-gear.net that comes as a ready to go complete set that will deliver the optimum foam flow for your needs.