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The Art of Making Foam

The Art of Making Foam

Foam chemistry is a delicate balancing act. A large component of this year’s Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field involved acquainting industrial firefighters with the conflicting factors that make new fire foams difficult to develop.

July 1, 2019

C6 Foam Is Proving More Environmentally Reliable

Contamination issues at fire training facilities (particularly airports and defense sites) from intensive training use over decades, is raising government pressure, and focusing attention on the environmental costs of legacy PFOS and PFOA usage.

July 1, 2019

How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

An internal floating roof's purpose is to create a seal between the tank and the atmosphere. Sealing a tank leaves no gap through which to distribute foam. Foam can be pumped in through a manhole.

July 1, 2019

Dwight Williams Is Back in the Saddle Again

Dwight Williams Is Back in the Saddle Again

Rumors regarding the retirement of Dwight Williams, one of the leading figures in large-volume flammable liquid storage firefighting, have been greatly exaggerated if the March 20 extinguishment of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Co. fire in Deer Park, Texas, is any indication.

April 1, 2019

Understanding Obstacle Fire Hazards

It's important to understand the various characteristics associated with specific fire extinguisher models placed within such settings, as well as the types and configurations of Class B fires that can be presented.

April 1, 2019

Williams' AR-AFFF Signature Foam Arrives

Williams' AR-AFFF Signature Foam Arrives

Dwight Williams joined with US Fire Pump and Auxquimia firefighting products of Spain in 2018 to introduce the new Signature Series 1% X 3% alcohol resistant aqueous film-forming foam concentrate to the international fire protection market.

January 1, 2019

Flourine vs. Non-Flourine Foam
The Benefits of Flourinated Firefighting Foam

Grasping the Slippery Truth

Long range environmental concerns threaten to torpedo the use of fluorinated surfactants in Class B firefighting foam.

January 1, 2019

Auxquimia Pushes Forward on C6 Fluorine Foam

Bateman Re-ignited

Hellfighter U chief instructor talks foam as precious commodity

April 1, 2016

Hellfighter U's New Look