The Solberg Co.'s firefighting foam has earned ULC Category 3 product certifications, including the CAN/ULC S560 Standard for Category 3 Foam Liquid Concentrates Certification on the company’s Arctic 3% and Arctic 6% Mil-Spec AFFF foam concentrates.
Arctic foam concentrates are PFOS-free concentrates used to effectively extinguish Class B fuel fires. Arctic foam concentrates provide rapid extinguishment and excellent burn back resistance and can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water.
In May 2012, Arctic AFFF and ATC foam product lines became C6 fluorochemical based, making Solberg the first foam manufacturer in the Americas to offer commercially available foam concentrates that were compliant to the 2010/2015 U.S. EPA PFOA Product Stewardship Program.
In addition to ULC Category 3 Certification, Arctic 3% and 6% Mil-Spec AFFF concentrates are Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. listed in accordance with UL 162 (Standard for Safety for Foam Equipment and Liquid Concentrates), ULC S564 (Standard for Categories 1 and 2 Foam Liquid Concentrates), and Qualified Products List (QPL) to U.S. Military Specification MIL-F-24385F.
Arctic 3% and 6% MIL-SPEC AFFF is also certified for use in numerous commercial land and offshore applications where the use of Mil-Spec certified foam concentrate is required. These include NFPA 403: Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports; NFPA 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars; NFPA 412: Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Fire equipment; NFPA 414: Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles and NFPA 418: Standard for Heliports.
Arctic concentrates are extremely effective firefighting foams for flame knockdown, fire control, extinguishment, and burn-back resistance. Control, extinguishing time, and burn-back resistance are paramount to the safety of firefighters everywhere.
Arctic AFFF foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires and are available in 1%, 3% and 6% concentrations. Arctic ATC (AR-AFFF) foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates available include 1x3%, 3x3%, and 3x6% formulations. Arctic foam concentrates can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous odors, and will improve extinguishment in Class A deep-seated fires.
Solberg, the firefighting foam products division of Amerex Corp., is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia.