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Document ID (ISN)55137
CIS number 91-262
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Waters D.
Title Which foam?
Bibliographic information Feb. 1990, No.091, p.1-6. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) extinguishing foams; fire fighting
Descriptors (secondary) protein foams; equipment testing; chemical foam generators; foam extinguishing systems
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires