|Document ID (ISN)||55137|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
|Convention or series no.
||Feb. 1990, No.091, p.1-6. Illus. 1 ref.
||Different types of extinguishing foams and their properties, application rates, uses and techniques are described. Topics covered include: definition of critical and minimum application rates; uses and limitation of foam; fixed foam installations and problems associated with testing; fixed roof tanks; sub-surface injection of foam into large oil tanks. A table lists 6 types of foam liquid concentrates with trade names, supply companies, uses, expansion ratio and storage information. Whilst aqueous film forming foam is considered by some to be a good all-round foam concentrate, fluoroprotein foam is thought to provide better radiation protection when used on fuels with highly radiant flames, and is not affected when in contact with hot metal.
||extinguishing foams; fire fighting
||protein foams; equipment testing; chemical foam generators; foam extinguishing systems
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards