“Its role is to cool the fire and to coat the fuel, preventing its contact with oxygen, resulting in suppression of the combustion”
Foam Products encompass a wide range of products and equipment that includes firefighting foam concentrates, foam storage containers / tanks, foam monitors, foam system distribution and proportioning hardware. Firefighting foam or Foam Concentrate is used for fire suppression of flammable liquids.
Its role is to cool the fire and to coat the fuel, preventing its contact with oxygen, resulting in suppression of the combustion.
For a typical industrial foam system the storage vessels (e.g. Bladder Tank or Atmospheric Tank) contain the foam concentrate and are connected into the distribution system ready for immediate use in the event of a fire. The associated distribution hardware and proportioning equipment are also connected into the piping system and control the amount of foam and how it is distributed to the hazard on fire.
As the world develops and technology changes, we constantly find ourselves looking at new applications and hazards. Foam extinguishing technology and products are also constantly evolving to meet these challenges.
For any particular application there can be a number of possible solutions. Talking to fire engineers that specialise in foam products should be your first stop in achieving the best result for your application.
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