- Extinguishing Agents
- Ansulite™ 3% AFFF Concentrate (AFC3B), 55 gallon (208 liter) drum
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ANSULITE 3% (AFC3B) AFFF Concentrate is intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires 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. It can be used with both aspirating and nonaspirating discharge devices because of the low energy required to make it foam. Its excellent wetting characteristics make it useful in combating Class A fires as well. It can be used with dry chemical extinguishing agents without regard to the order of application to provide even greater fire protection capability.
This product is transported and stored as a concentrate to provide ease of use and considerable savings in weight and volume. It is intended for use as a 3% proportioned solution in fresh, salt or hard water. It may also be used and stored as a 3% premixed solution in fresh or potable water only. The correct proportioning or mixture ratio is 3 parts of concentrate to 97 parts of water. The Ansul part # for this product is 443091; full performance and technical specifications are available in the Ansul data sheet for this product. The Safety Data Sheet is also available for download.
For the MIL SPEC version of this product (specially formulated and documented to meet US military requirements), see item # 50007.
Technical Note: This product replaces Ansulite 3% (AFC-3A), Ansul P/N 55809, which was discontinued in February of 2018. This replacement, ANSULITE AFC3B Concentrate, is an environmentally-mindful formulation that contains short-chain, C-6 fluorochemicals manufactured using a telomer-based process. The telomer process produces no PFOS, and these C-6 materials do not break down to yield PFOA. The fluorochemicals used in the concentrate meet the goals of the U.S. EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program.
Statement on the use of perfluoroalkyl-containing firefighting foams
California has banned most firefighting aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) that contain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) effective January 1, 2022. We will no longer sell this product to users or purchasers in California. Ansul now offers a non-fluorinated foam product for Class B fires which is available as item # 50071. Ansul is continuously revamping its firefighting foam product line and as additional non-fluorinated alternatives become available we will offer them for sale.
Safety Emporium is unable to offer advice on the application, use, environmental fate, or health effects of these materials and offers them in good faith given the need within the firefighting community and given the manufacturer's implied warranty of merchantability. All potential purchasers should consult pertinent local, state, federal, and international regulations regarding PFAS-containing products and seek out emerging health and environmental data and guidance before choosing to purchase or use this product per the manufacturer's recommendations.
Shipping: The shipping weight of these pails is 495 pounds (224.5 kg) and there are 4 containers per pallet. Given the heavy weight, a fixed shipping charge of $100 per container will be applied to your order at checkout which is valid only for ground shipment within the lower 48 US states. If you need rush delivery or delivery outside this area, you can contact us before ordering, otherwise, we will contact you with the actual freight costs before processing your order.
Additional sizes available: ANSULITE AFC3B is also available 5-gallon pails (item # 50004) as well as 265 gallon totes (item # 50052).