Solberg launches firefighting foam


 The Solberg Company, a global supplier of firefighting foam concentrates and equipment, announced today the company will commercially introduce an environment-friendly 1% firefighting foam using no fluorinated compounds or other organohalogens at the upcoming 2013 INTERSEC Exposition 15-17 January, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
RE-HEALING™ RF1 foam concentrate from Solberg is environmentally-friendly 1% firefighting foam without fluorinated compounds or other organohalogens. RE-HEALING RF1 foam concentrate is formulated using a new high performance synthetic foam technology to replace traditional AFFF, FFFP foam concentrates and older protein and fluoroprotein foams.
“RF1 is a uniquely advanced environmentally sustainable firefighting foam technology for use not only on land based and offshore installations in the petroleum, oil and gas industry but other industrial high-hazard high-risk industries globally,” explained Solberg managing director of business development, Jan Solberg. “We are excited to add RF1 to the family of RE-HEALING brand foam concentrates.”
RE-HEALING foam concentrates from SOLBERG are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels with no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be used in fresh, sea or brackish water and possess excellent fire extinguishment and burn back resistance due to its flow and rapid sealing characteristics. The product takes its name from the foams physical “resealing” characteristics.
The company’s forward thinking approach to fire protection and their shared commitment to environmental responsibility lead Solberg to develop RF1. For oil and gas operators, fire protection and environmental responsibility are extremely high operational requirements. RE-HEALING RF1 foam concentrate allows Solberg to provide the highest levels of safety for energy operators, while at the same time protects the environment for years to come.
“RF1 is the most extensively tested foam product on the market today,” cited Steve Hansen, Vice President of Engineering and Research & Development of Solberg. “Over two years of hands on laboratory and field testing work went into the development of the product. As petroleum, oil and gas operators expand their global operations, Solberg is committed to supporting the energy industry with leading firefighting foam technologies and performance products wherever they are needed.”
RE-HEALING RF1 foam concentrate is intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires. The foam concentrate can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous vapours. On Class A fuels, RE-HEALING RF1 foam concentrate will improve extinguishment in deep-seated fires. Foam non-air aspirating discharge devices as well as air aspirating discharge devices, including standard sprinkler heads, can be used to obtain maximum results. The product is mixed 1 part foam concentrate to 99 parts water. It may also be used as a 1% pre-mix solution. RE-HEALING RF1 foam concentrate is compatible with dry powder agents.

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