Foam fire suppression systems protect some of the most hazardous environments out there. Though, this is a less common protection system, it requires a highly trained technical staff to inspect and maintain. Here are some common questions we get regarding foam systems.
Foam is a stable mass of small, air-filled bubbles with a lower density than oil, gasoline, or water. A foam system solution is made up of three ingredients: water, a foam concentrate, and air. Water is mixed with the proportioned foam concentrate to form a foam solution. This solution is then mixed with aspirated air to produce a foam which readily flows over fuel surfaces.
Foam systems typically cover are with flammable liquid storage, loading racks, processing areas, refineries, dike areas, aircraft hangars, heliports, engine test facilities, marine applications, and warehouses.
Foam systems suppress fire by separating the fuel from the air.
Foam systems require semi-annual inspections by qualified technicians.
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