Perimeter Solutions describes their new line of fluorine-free, alcohol-resistant firefighting foam concentrates for Class B applications
SOLBERG VERSAGARD, Perimeter Solutions’ newest line of fluorine-free firefighting foam, debuted this year with SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100. SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 multipurpose 3×3 fluorine-free foam concentrate is an alcohol-resistant, state-of-the-art pseudoplastic foam technology designed for extinguishing and securing both Class B (hydrocarbon and polar solvent liquid fuel) and deep-seated Class A fires. This biodegradable and non-persistent concentrate is made with no siloxanes and is a combination of hydrocarbon surfactants and additives that delivers excellent foaming, vapor sealing, extinguishment and burnback properties using fresh, sea, or brackish water. Some fluorine-free foams are viscous and often show viscosity increase when in contact with water. SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 creates very stable foams while keeping a similar viscosity to traditional AR-AFFF foams. This significantly improves storage, handling and long-term stability.
SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 is an example of the continuing technology innovation by the company in the area of fluorine-free foams. At Perimeter Solutions, we’re engaged in an intensive development program for fluorine-free technology that meets the highest level of fire suppression requirements. In addition to the excellent firefighting performance, one of the key advances of SOLBERG VERSAGARD is its consistent viscosity when in contact with water, an improvement over many other fluorine-free foams on the market. This can have a dramatic effect on handling and use rates in firefighting operations.
A broad range of use applications
SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 is designed to generate stable foams with high fluidity and slow drainage. This novel technology allows SOLBERG VERSAGARD to perform similarly to fluorinated products. It may be used with low expansion foam equipment (nozzles and monitors) and medium & high-expansion foam discharge devices to fight fires involving Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. It is fully compatible and easily proportioned with standard firefighting equipment, including in-line inductors, self-inducting nozzles, fire truck pumps, bladder tanks, pump skids, balanced pressure systems and more.
In addition to its excellent foamability and bubble stability, SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 has excellent wetting ability, which also makes it an effective tool for the extinguishment of Class A fuel fires.
Multiple certifications demonstrate effectiveness
Perimeter Solutions has achieved a broad range of certifications for SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 required for various regions and applications. The firefighting foam concentrate:
- Is UL-162 certified
- Has achieved the maximum rating and is certified to European Standard EN-1568:2018 part 3 & 4 on all fuels with fresh water and seawater – IA/IA – IA/IA
- Passes and certified to European Standard EN-1568:2018 part 1 & 2 – for use with medium and high-expansion foam discharge devices
- Has achieved International Maritime Organization certification MSC.1/Circ. 1312
- Been LASTFIRE batch-certified as GOOD/GOOD/GOOD with 3 nozzles (semi, asp, system)
- Achieved ICAO Level B
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Fire Buyer
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922