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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hazmat: Fluorides, Fire Foams and Reality

As a chemical system, firefighting foam consists of three basic parts.

Signature Series Foam

US Fire Pump's Signature Series foam, the latest product from Dwight Williams, is a foam concentrate that's better than the original 3M ATC foam which he assisted in developing.

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.

Flourine vs. Non-Flourine Foam

Foam partners test fluorine and non-fluorine foams at Beaumont fire school.

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The Benefits of Flourinated Firefighting Foam

Fluorine foams remain indispensable to industrial firefighting, expert says.