Foam extinguishing system

The technology contained in foam extinguishing systems is highly complex and can therefore rarely be summarized in just a few words. As with all other extinguishing technologies, the application or fire load also determines the given solution for foam extinguishing systems. A wide range of guidelines must be taken into consideration for the design and layout of such systems. Extinguishing foam is essentially a mixture of water, foaming agent and air. The mixture ratio of these three substances is adapted depending on the application.

The extinguishing effect comes from the heat-resistant foam forming a solid blanket over the flammable materials. This creates a cooling, shielding and suppressive effect depending on the type of foam. The foam isolates the flames from the oxygen supply and suppresses the development of toxic flue gases. The chemical reaction for combustion is therefore halted and the flame is extinguished.

Areas of use

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

REFINERIES

POWER PLANTS

WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS

LOGISTICS HALLS WITH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PLASTIC

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HALLS

HELICOPTER LANDING PADS

OFFSHORE PLATFORMS AND SHIPS

TIRE WAREHOUSES

COAL SILOS

PIPELINE PUMPING STATIONS

FUEL OIL STORAGE TANKS

FUEL OIL PUMPING STATIONS