Innovative Fluorine Free Foam
The only way forward is with fluorine free foam. Fire Response supply, and advise on, fire fighting foam concentrates to a diverse range of users – fire brigade, government, industry, mining, marine, aviation… wherever there is a fire risk and a need for high performance products.
We have partnered with innovative fluorine free foam producers VSFocum – world leaders in the development and manufacture of fluorine free firefighting foams, to bring you the best in performance and usability.
Our fluorine free firefighting foams include the Silvara range (including Silvara I – the first Newtonian fluorine free foam 1% concentrate in the world), the super concentrate 0.3% Silvara Core and the Boldfoam Multiexpansion range, offering a wide scope of fire fighting applications.
Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam Technology
Our Fluorine Free Firefighting Foams are advanced formulas with outstanding knockdown performance, burn back resistance and superior environmental responsibility.
We have products that offer similar firefighting performance as AFFF (aqueous film forming foams AFFFs) and Fluoroprotein foam products with no gelification, peel formation or jamming.
Our concentrates have been rigorously tested to the highest international standards for both fire suppression and environmental effects.
Key directives VS Focum R & D kept in mind when creating the world’s best environmental firefighting foams:
1 Newtonian (low viscosity) concentrates are ideally suited to existing in-line eductors and fire nozzles being used in the field – enables an easy transition
2 Avoid the problems with gelification, pipe jams and peel formation that are often encountered by competitors
3 Specialise in very highly concentrated products (<1%) for use in CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Systems). The more concentrated the product – the more advantages it carries (0.5% is better than 3%); plus, the economical logistics are optimised – more autonomy, less storage.
4 Achieve the highest biodegradation along with lowest damage in soil contamination and water treatment.
Who are VS Focum?
VS Focum are unique world-class certified producers. They believe in continuos research and development and are wholly committed to the fastest extinguish and the surest, safest way to minimise the effects of a fire.
From the beginning the team rejected the option of protein based foams due to reduced shelf life. Their aim was to develop foams that could be relied upon in an emergency after an extended time in storage, resulting in the excellent extended shelf life of all VS Focum foams.
What foam equipment is required to use fluorine free fire fighting foam?
Accurate foam proportioning is vital in an emergency and VS Focum foams are compatible with a wide range of existing equipment from leading manufacturers. You need to be sure that the foam solution you are producing is at the correct ratio to effectively control the fire hazard.
Fire Response are proud to offer testing services and advice to ensure that your set up can deliver rapid fire control through targeted, effective foam dispersal. We can assess your existing foam system and help you to develop an effective transition plan that will see you both compliant with the changing regulations and protected in a fire event. We have helped many clients action their changeover and identified issues along the way that would have otherwise compromised their fire protection. Talk to us about your seamless move to superior fluorine free foam.
Why Fluorine Free Foam by VS Focum?
With the Australian States banning products containing PFAS , now is the time to begin your transition to the best fluorine free foam products on the market. We can advise on the timeline, products and tests you need to complete a successful and effective transition.
PFAs (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances including perfluorooctanoic acid PFOA and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid PFOS, are manmade chemicals that are highly persistant in the environment and able to bioaccululate in the body.
Don’t put it off – not transitioning could incur huge costs including fines, clean up, remediation and third party harm and reputational damage plus, you may not be covered by insurance! With human lives and high value assets, can you afford to wait?
Talk to us today about the alternatives to traditional film forming foams (ar afff, alcohol resistant aqueous film forming foams afff) and all other types of fire fighting foams that contain PFAS. We can offer the best fire protection under the new regulations and we will help you plan and implement your transition to fluorine free foam. Whether you need Class A foam, Class B foam, alcohol resistant aqueous film forming foams or more, we can help you find a better alternative.
Exclusive Australian Distributor – Fire Response – Talk to Fire Response about Fluorine Free Foam 02 4944 7700.
Now distributing to Indonesia and Oceania (incl Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, Somoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and beyond).
What makes us different?
Innovation – VS Focum creates unique world class certified products
Adaptability – Fluorine Free Foams on demand for any risk, variety on concentrates
Quick answers – Analysis, inquiries, and ready to ship stock
Top Benefits of our Fluorine Free Foam:
- Suitable for use with existing equipment.
- Is less viscous than pseudoplastic based foam concentrates, so problems like gelification, peel formation or pipe jams are completely avoided
- 100% Fluorine & Silicon Free
- Extended storage and shelf life
Hydrocarbon Fires (Newtonian):
0.3% Silvara Core
EN 1568-3:2018 (IC) The most concentrated and certified Class B FF foam available.
0.5% Silvara ZFK
EN 1568-1+3 (IB) (Tank Storage, Fire Brigade) – the world’s first certified Newtonian 0.5% FF in the word, 2015
1% Silvara I
EN 1568-1+3 (IB) (Fire Brigade, Tank Storage) -the world’s first certified Newtonian 1% FF in the word, 2012
3% Silvara K3
ICAO-B (Aviation) – the first Newtonian Fluorine Free ICAO-B certified foam in the world, 2014
6% Silvara K6
Hydrocarbon & Polar Solvent Fires (Pseudoplastic):
1×3% Silvara APC1
EN 1568-1, EN 1568-3 (IB), EN 1568-4 (IB: Acetones) (Fire Brigade, Industry, Oil & Gas)
3×3% Silvara APC+ 3×3
EN 1568-1, EN 1568-3 (IA), EN 1568-4 (IA: Acetones) (Fire Brigade, Industry, Oil & Gas)
3×6% Silvara APC 3×6
EN 1568-3+4 (IB, IA [acetone] / IC [isopropanol]) (Fire Brigade, Industry, Oil & Gas)