|Ansul 3% Fluoroprotein Foam Concentrate is intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuels having low water solubility such as various crude oils, gasolines, diesel fuels, aviation fuels, etc.. It is not suitable for use on fuels having appreciable water solubility (polar solvents), i.e., methyl and ethyl alcohol, acetone and methyl ethyl ketone. Its wetting characteristics make it useful in combating Class A fires as well. It can also be used with foam compatible dry chemical extinguishing agents without regard to the order of application, to provide even greater fire protection capability.
Ansul 3% Fluoroprotein Foam Concentrate is formulated from hydrolyzed protein, fluorochemical surfactants, foam stabilizers (metal salts), bactericide, corrosion inhibitors, freezing point depressants and solvents. It is intended for use as a 3% proportioned solution either in fresh, salt or hard water. The correct proportioning ratio is 3 parts of concentrate to 97 parts of water.
This concentrate can be used only with air aspirating type discharge devices. When used with fresh or salt water or water of any hardness at the correct dilution and with most conventional foam making equipment, the expansion ratio will vary depending on the performance characteristics of the equipment. Air aspirating discharge devices produce expansion ratios from 6 to 1 to 12 to 1 depending primarily on type and flow rate. In general, the higher the flow rate the higher the expansion ratio. Thus, monitors and foam chambers normally produce higher expansion ratios than foam water sprinkler heads and hand-held nozzles. Typical expansion ratios for foam chambers are in the range of 5 to 1 to 7 to 1, and for foam water sprinkler heads in the range of 3 to 1 to 6 to 1. Subsurface injection is a special case where generally speaking, expansion ratios of 2 to 1 to 3 to 1 are preferred but up to 4 to 1 is also effective. Full performance and technical specifications are available in the Ansul data sheet for this product (16K, PDF).
Shipping charges for this item will appear as separate line item in your order. Please consult our 5 and 55-gallon shipping chart for more info. The minimum order for foam agents (mix and match) is $250. This item is available in 5 and 55-gallon drums as well as 265 gallon totes.
Protein vs. Fluoroprotein information.