Foam Water Fire Sprinkler Systems

Foam water fire sprinkler systems are typically used for hazardous areas.

The system uses a mixture of water and low expansion foam concentrate, creating a foam spray. With this foam water, flammable liquids can be quickly controlled and diffused.

Foam fire suppression systems are a type of wet system utilizing both water and foaming agents for specific high-hazard applications like fuel in aircraft hangars. The foam is an extinguishing agent which cools and separates the ignition source from the surface and smothers fire and vapors. Foam is one of the best agents to prevent reignition. The foam agent smothers the surface of the fuel and the water content of the foam then cools the fuel and the area of foam covering the fuel to prevent reignition. There are concerns about the safety of PFAS and EPA disposal requirements. AFFF, AR-AFFF, FFFP, AR-FFFP, FP and AR-FP contain fluorinated surfactants and may leave polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in the environment. The foam agents Columbia Fire utilizes are non-fluorinated and/or high-expansion foam which greatly reduces hazardous runoff compared to sprinkler systems (which require large volumes of water).

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