Fire fighting foam is made of three ingredients. These are a foam concentrate, water and air. When these three ingredients are mixed, it creates a foam solution that is a stable mass of small, air filled bubbles with a lower density than oil, gasoline or water.This unique combination makes the foam solution very fluid and enables it to readily flow over liquid surfaces to blanket fuel surfaces. It can quickly suppress flammable vapours, cool burning fuels, and hot surfaces. Shipping remains the most important method of transport for bulk goods. In particular, for crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals, tankers are the only cost effective method of moving them long distances from source to end user. Foam is obviously the answer to protecting such vessels but it can also play a vital role for other vessels such as carriers for hold protection, car ferries for car decks and all vessels for engine rooms and machinery spaces.
Also, fire fighting vessels must be available for marine fire fighting. These need large throughput monitors with long throw capability as well as a whole range of ancillary fire fighting equipment.
Marine environment demands the best materials because of the highly corrosive atmosphere. Not only are high salt levels present but the equipment has to withstand the effects of large fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Low Expansion Foam
We offer a wide range of Low expansion Foam enhanced water spray systems utilising fixed spray nozzles or monitors. Typically these systems are suitable for applications such as:
- Machinery spaces
- Pumps rooms
- Cargo Tank Decks
- Dangerous goods and Cargo deck handling areas.
All systems will be designed to meet the individual needs of our customer and in accordance with IMO & all Marine classification society rules and regulations.