FFFP ARC 3×3 NV

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is an alcohol resistant film forming fluoro-protein foam concentrate (FFFP-ARC) consisting of hydrolysed protein hydrolysate and a blend of fluorocarbon-, hydrocarbon surfactants and polymers, various solvents and stabilisers. All Fomtec FFFP-ARC foam concentrates are formulated with 100% C6 Pure fluoro-surfactants and fluoro-polymers. On hydrocarbon fuels, Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) utilises the unique film forming effect to cut off oxygen supply to the fire and the oleophobic prop-erties of the foam enables a stable foam blanket to prevent reignition of the fire. With polar fuels, the special fluoro-polymer forms a stable barrier that suppresses vapours and allows the foam blanket to survive on the water miscible fuel surface.

Features

  • Short chain C6 Pure fluorochemistry
  • Approved according to EN 1568 part 3 and part 4, GOST, UL 162 and ULC
  • Freeze protected
  • Suitable for Class A and B fires
  • Low and medium expansion foam
Fomtec FFFP ARC 3x3 NV can

Description

Unlike traditional high viscous FFFP-ARC foam types, Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV does not contain any natural polymer and therefore the product is not pseudoplastic. The flow behaviour is similar to that of a regular FFFP, and therefore will not need special proportioning equipment. With the Newtonian property of Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV ordinary pumps can be used and the concentrate can be used in systems with long pipelines.
Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) should be used at a 3% proportioning ratio (3 parts concentrate and 97 parts of water) for both hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels. May be used with all water types.
For use on Class A type fires, a proportioning ratio of 0,3% to 1% is recommended depending on application and discharge device.

Application

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is tested according to UL 162 7th Edition and EN 1568 part 3 and part 4 for use on class B hydrocarbon fuel fires such as oil and diesel as well as polar solvent fires such as IPA and acetone. Can also be used on class A fires such as wood, paper, textiles etc.

Typical applications include high risk installations such as:

  • Storage tanks, process areas and loading racks
  • Waste and recycling industry
  • Fire rescue services

Typical data

Appearance Dark brownish
Specific gravity at 20°C 1,15 ± 0,020 g/ml
Viscosity at 20°C spindle #4, 60 rpm < 50 mPas
pH 6,1 - 7,1
UL Minimum Storage Temperature -6,7˚C
Freezing point -15˚C
Recommended storage temperature -14˚C - 55˚C
Suspended sediment (v/v) < 0,2%

Fire performance & Foaming

The fire performance of this product has been tested and documented according to the “International Approvals” stated in this document. The use of the product should follow design guidelines appropriate to the type of system and application. The foaming properties are depending on equipment used and other variables such as water and ambient temperatures. Average expansion 6:1, average 25% drainage time 2:30 minutes using UNI 86 test nozzle according to EN 1568-3.

Equipment

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) can easily be propor-tioned at the correct ratio using conventional proportioning equipment. The equipment should be designed to the foam type.
Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is suitable for use with Type II (gentle application) and Type III (direct application) discharge devices as well as sprinklers according to EN 13565-2. It can be used in low and medium expansion applications with all conventional aspirating and non-aspirating discharge devices. Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is also suitable for use in CAF-systems.

Compatability

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) can be used together with foam compatible powders and other expanded foams. It is suitable for all water types.
For mixing with other foam concentrates, contact Fomtec for advise and guidance. For material compatibility please refer to Fomtec Technical Advices FTA 20 addressing the topic.

Environmental

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is formulated using raw materials specially selected for their fire performance and their environmental profile. All raw materials are registered in the European REACH-database. Fomtec FFFP ARC 3×3 NV (Avalanche) is non-toxic, biodegradable and each individual component is fully tested and documented.
Fomtec only uses C6 Pure fluoro-surfactants and polymers in our FFFP-ARC formulations. Our film forming (FFFP-ARC) products contains no PFOS or PFOA in accordance with
US EPA Stewardship Programme 2010/15 and EU Directive 2017/1000. More details can be found in the Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS).
The disposal of spills of foam concentrate or premix foam solution should be made in accordance with local regulations. For more detailed information please consult Fomtec Technical Advices FTA 40.

Storage/Shelf life

Stored in original unbroken packaging the product will have a long shelf life. Shelf life in excess of 5 years will be found in temperate climates. As with all foam concentrates, shelf life will be dependent on storage temperatures and conditions. For storage recommendations and material compatibility please refer to Fomtec Technical Advices FTA 10 addressing the topic.

Fomtec FFFP ARC 3x3 NV IBC

Inspection/Testing/Maintenance

All foam concentrates should be tested annually. Testing should be carried out by an approved laboratory certified to assess firefighting foam quality according to relevant standards, such as NFPA 11, EN 13565-2, EN 1568 and IMO MSC.1Circ. 1312. Storage containers should be inspected and reevaluated for the suitability of the storage location regarding temperature fluctua-tions (temperature should be as stable as possible). Exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided.

Packaging

We supply this product in 25 litre or 5 US gallon cans, 200 litre or 55 US gallon drums, and 1000 litre or 265 US gallon IBC containers. Larger bulk supply is available against special request.

International approvals

  • UL 162 and ULC
  • EN 1568 part 3
    Class IA Fresh water/Class IA Sea water
  • EN 1568 part 4
    Acetone: Class IB Fresh water and sea water
  • GOST