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What is FFFP foam?

What is FFFP foam?

Just like the FluoroProtein (FP) foam concentrates Film forming Fluoroprotein foams are based on advanced protein foam technology and are ideal for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

What is FFFP foam used for?

An FFFP Foam fire extinguisher is effective on Class A and Class B fires. FFFP is an alcohol resistant agent making it effective on Class B fires involving alcohols, polar solvents, hydrocarbons, and combinations of these. It can be applied to Class B liquid spills to prevent ignition.

What is AR AFFF foam?

CHEMGUARD Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Concentrates (AR-AFFF) combine fluoro- and hydrocarbon-surfactant technologies to provide superior fire and vapor suppression for Class B, polar solvent and hydrocarbon fuel fires. The foam blanket blocks oxygen supply to the fuel. …

What is the difference between AFFF and AR AFFF?

OFAFFF AND AR-AFFF AFFF and AR-AFFF consist of essentially the same ingredients. These typically include fluorosurfactants, hydrocarbon surfactants, solvents, inorganic salts, corrosion inhibitors, water; and in the case of AR- AFFF, a polymer which is typically a polysaccharide.

Does AR AFFF contain PFAS?

The vast majority of Class B firefighting foam that is currently in stock or service in the United States is AFFF or AR-AFFF. All AFFF products contain PFAS.

What is the difference between Class A and B foam?

The true difference between a Class A foam and a Class B foam is that the Class B foam repels the carbons forming a film over the liquid, resulting in the suppression of the vapors, which is what is actually burning, while the Class A foam is penetrating the fuel.

Does AR-AFFF contain PFAS?

How long is AFFF foam good for?

between 20-25 years
If kept in the original unopened and airtight Chemguard supplied container and stored within the temperature range of 35ºF – 120ºF (2ºC – 49ºC) a shelf life of between 20-25 years can be expected.

Does AR-AFFF contain Pfas?

How do I know if I have PFAS foam?

PFAS are manmade chemicals that can build up in the water and are resistant to oil and water. PFAS foam rests on the surface of the water and can be identified as sticky, bright white, usually lightweight, tends to pile up like shaving cream and can blow on the beach, officials said.

How do I dispose of my PFAS?

EPA is currently considering multiple disposal techniques, including incineration, to effectively treat and dispose of PFAS waste. One potential disposal method for PFAS waste is through high temperature chemical breakdown, or incineration.

How long does Class A foam last?

The effective life of CLASS A PLUS foam concentrate can be maximized through optimal storage conditions and proper handling. CHEMGUARD concentrates have demonstrated effective firefighting performance with contents stored in the original package under proper conditions for more than 10 years.

Why is AR-AFFF foam used for fire suppression?

AR-AFFF Foam Concentrates. The foam blanket blocks oxygen supply to the fuel. The water content of the foam solution produces a cooling effect for additional fire suppression.

How is fluoroprotein used in fire fighting foam?

Combining the speed of AFFF with the post-fire security of Fluoroprotein, Film-Forming Fluoroprotein (FFFP) fire fighting foam concentrates effectively extinguish and secure flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires. Film-forming for fast flame knock down and extinguishment.

Are there any PFAS in firefighting foam products?

The EPA’s health advisories containing its views relating to PFOA and PFOS may be found via the link below. PFAS are ubiquitous in the environment and may be found in many commonly used products, in addition to firefighting foam products. Certain PFAS also may break down in the environment to form other PFAS chemicals.

When to use chemguard AR-AFFF foam concentrates?

The concentrates also have excellent wetting properties that can effectively combat Class A fires and may be used in conjunction with dry chemical agents to provide even greater fire suppression performance. CHEMGUARD AR-AFFF foam solutions utilize three suppression mechanisms intended for rapid fire knockdown and superior burnback resistance: