CLASS A/B FOAM
THIRD PARTY TESTING - UL
A NEW FIRE SERVICE TRADITION
PHOS-CHEK® 1% foam concentrate is the first UL 162/ULC S564 listed fluorosurfactant, fluoropolymer-free synthetic foam concentrate specifically designed to rapidly and effectively control and extinguish structural and industrial fires involving Class A and B fuels. This organohalogen free foam is an environmentally responsible next generation product for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires at 1%. This product is not intended for use on Class B polar solvents or water miscible fuels. PHOS-CHEK 1% fluorine free foam concentrate is a very capable wetting agent and is UL Certified for use on Class A fires in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 18
WETTING AGENT APPLICATION RATES
UL/ULC Classified 0.1% for Class A fires and 0.25% for Class B Non-Water Miscible Fires
• Class A fire use, mix 0.1 part foam concentrate to 99.9 parts water
• Class B fire use, mix 0.25 part foam concentrate to 99.75 parts water
Unlike historic C8 and mixed homologue based fluorinated firefighting foams (AFFF, AR-AFFF, FFFP, AR-FFFP, FP, ARFP) which are considered to be toxic and bioaccumulative based on current regulatory criteria, PHOS-CHEK 1% fluorine free foam concentrate does not contain any PFAS ingredients commonly found in fluorinated Class B foam concentrates.
While fluorinated firefighting foam should be used where there is a significant flammable liquid hazard, trade/ industry groups and associations, working with regulators, have established Best Practice Guidance for fluorinated foam. The foam industry is promoting these best practices for the use and disposal of fluorinated firefighting foams with the goal of significantly reducing discharges to the environment.
CLASS B FOAM -
HOW DOES THAT COMPARE?
CLASS A FIRE: 0.1
CLASS B FIRE: 0.25
CLASS A FIRE: 0.25
CLASS B FIRE: 0.50
PFA'S AND THERE EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
DOES MY FOAM CONTAIN PFA'S
PFA’s is an acronym for polyfluoroalkyl substances. They are man-made chemicals otherwise known as forever chemicals.They received this nickname because it will take thousands of years for them to degrade. PFA chemicals are used in a variety of products including Fire Fighting Foam.
PFA’s were first developed in the 1960’s by Navy Scientist and 3M for use in foam application due to the amount of lives being lost to fires. This ingredient allowed the foam to create a layer over the fuel, smothering the flames and preventing reignition.
If your foam pail has any of the following on the side it contains PFA’s
WEREN'T ALL THE HARMFUL CHEMICALS REMOVED FROM CLASS B FOAMS
Many manufacturers claim that by not using PFOS and PFOA their products are environmentally friendly, but these are just two of nearly 5,000 types of PFA’s. The chemicals used presently in AFFF are not presently regulated by environmental authorities.