The requirements and techniques for extinguishing aircraft fires are understandably high given the dangers posed to human life. Traditionally AFFF foams containing PFAS were required by authorities to be used in aircraft fires but rapid advancements in the performance of fluorine free firefighting foams has seen that begin to change. All 27 major Australian airports have now transitioned to fluorine-free foams, as have many major international airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Paris’ Charles De Gaulle and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Fluorine-free foams are also used by oil and chemical manufacturers, including BP, ExxonMobil, Statoil, BASF, AkzoNobel, Pfizer and Lilly.
VS Focum are at the forefront of the manufacture and continual development of fluorine free foams for the aviation industry. Fire Response are proud to be the sole Australian distributor of these superior concentrates. We can also supply some products of the more traditional formulation, noting that every VS Focum product containing fluorine is manufactured exclusively with C6 Fluorosurfactants (no PFOS) according to EPA 2010/2015 PFOA Stewardship Program.
We at Fire Response are proud to partner with VS Focum – manufacturers of most eco-efficient firefighting foam concentrates in the world, specialising in Newtonian Fluorine Free Foam solutions. Visit them here to discover why.
We offer a special Fire Fighting Foam Transition advisory service whereby we educate your team on the finer points of transitioning your site to Fluorine Free Foam. Initial presentation can be offered via Zoom and any subsequent system testing is carried out on site. This is especially popular with mine sites and heavy industry where the smallest mistake can be disproportionally expensive in terms of personnel and equipment. Testing of your current foam concentrate is also available. The samples taken are sent to the labs in Spain where it is analysed and performance tested in line with international standards, whilst using your local water to ensure accuracy. Read more here or Contact us now to find out more.
Besides manufacturing fire fighting Foams, VS Focum analyses concentrates’ effectiveness against fires from different firefighting installations, in order to check the concordance with regulations as OACI, European norm EN-1568, UL-162, military norm MIL F24385F, IMO. It is also certified under Quality System ISO 9001.