ANSULITE® 3×3 Low-Viscosity AR-AFFF (Alcohol-Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam) Concentrate is formulated using a newly patented
and proprietary technology. The foam concentrate has a dramatically reduced viscosity as compared to other listed polar-solvent type
AR-AFFF concentrates on the market. This reduced viscosity enhances performance in all types of foam proportioning equipment including inline eductors, balanced pressure systems, and built-in systems aboard CFR vehicles.
Additionally, the fire fighting performance of ANSULITE 3×3 LowViscosity AR-AFFF Concentrate is superior to other 3% foam concentrates.
This includes the blended gasoline additive Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) which is being used worldwide as an oxygenate to make
gasoline cleaner burning.
ANSULITE 3×3 Low-Viscosity AR-AFFF Concentrate offers many distinct advantages for ease of use and represents a continued commitment to quality by improving the first agent listed by Underwriters Laboratories for use as a 3% concentrate on both polar solvent and hydrocarbon fuels.
ANSULITE 3×3 Low-Viscosity AR-AFFF Concentrate is formulated from special fluorochemical and hydrocarbon surfactants, a high molecular weight polymer, and solvents. It is transported and stored as a concentrate to provide ease of use and considerable savings in weight and volume.
It is intended for use as a 3% proportioned solution on both polar solvent and hydrocarbon fuels in fresh, salt or hard water. It may also be stored and used as a premixed solution in fresh water only. There are three fire extinguishing mechanisms in effect when using
ANSULITE 3×3 Low-Viscosity AR-AFFF Concentrate on either a conventional Class B hydrocarbon fuel such as gasoline, diesel fuel,
etc., or a Class B polar solvent (water miscible fuel) such as methyl alcohol, acetone, etc. First, an aqueous film is formed in the case of a conventional hydrocarbon fuel, or a polymeric membrane in the case of a polar solvent fuel. This film or membrane forms a barrier to help prevent the release of fuel vapor. Second, regardless of the fuel type, a foam blanket is formed which excludes oxygen and from which drains the liquids that form the film or the polymeric membrane. Third, the water content of the foam produces a cooling effect.