Is FireAde foam fluorine free?
Is FireAde foam fluorine free?
Environmentally formulated FireAde® Class A foam is the newest generation in Class A nonfluorinated foam. Using Green Agent Technology™, this fluorine free formula prevents environmental hazards and demonstrates our long term commitment to the environment.
Does FireAde 2000 contain Pfas?
Furthering complicating matters, FireAde contains PFAS, which means disposing of it comes with additional regulations.
How do you use FireAde?
Keep FireAde® close at hand in the kitchen to stop fires fast with easy clean up. FireAde® is non-corrosive, and rinses clean with water. Just wipe and go! Effective on grease and oil fires.
What foam do firefighters use?
aqueous film-forming foam
Firefighters use aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) to help extinguish difficult-to-fight fires, particularly fires that involve petroleum or other flammable liquids ‚ known as Class B fires. However, not all firefighting foams are classified as AFFF.
What is Afff made of?
Aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) are water-based and frequently contain hydrocarbon-based surfactant such as sodium alkyl sulfate, and fluorosurfactant, such as fluorotelomers, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).
What is f500 foam?
F-500 puts out fires 10 times faster than traditional foams, and encapsulates flammable liquids and gasses rather than just covering them up.
Does Fire Fighting Foam still contain PFAS?
While every state has its own rules and regulations: California banned PFAS in food packaging and paper straws. The state has also passed legislation banning the use of PFAS in firefighting foams starting in 2028.
Does firefighting foam still 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. This applies to foams used in the past and those being sold today.
What is the difference between low expansion foam and high expansion foam?
Low-expansion foam expands less than 20 times when properly proportioned and agitated with air. The normal expansion range for low-expansion foams is usually 8 to 12 times. High-expansion foam is usually formed by blowing air through a solution-wetted netting or wire mesh.
Why do firefighters use water instead of foam?
Maximizing water All firefighters should know that we use water on structure fires to remove heat from the fire triangle by absorbing the heat in the room and cooling the available fuel.
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.
Is AFFF foam toxic?
While AFFF is not dangerous in and of itself, it is the two groups of chemicals in it, namely PFOS and PFOA, which are highly toxic to our health. Thereby, exposure to AFFF can lead to various forms of cancer over the course of several years.