ECOPOL Class B AFFF-AR Foam - BIOex

ECOPOL Class B AFFF-AR Foam - BIOex

Part# 710003504

    A synthetic fluorine free foam concentrate effective on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires - 5gal pail

    ECOPOL, a versatile AR foam concentrate, has the advantage of being totally fluorine derivative free. Opposed to AFFF foam concentrates that contain fluorine compound surfactants (PFT) and perfluorinated compounds (PFC) that cause significant contamination of the natural environment on a global scale, creating the current preoccupying levels of concentration.

    In fact, fluorine compounds have been recognized by several specialists to be potentially Persistent in the environment, Bioaccumulative and Toxic for living organisms.

    The 1st fluorine free foam concentrate in the world 

    This ecological foam concentrate formulated using a 100% natural surfactant base can be used to put out all types of class A and B fires. Designed in 2002 thanks to major research and development work, its multi-application versatility does not prevent the high effectiveness of its extinguishing capability.

    ECOPOL, a versatile, synthetic AR foam concentrate completely fluorine derivative free, effectively replaces the use of AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) foam concentrates which are harmful to the environment by combining the respect for the environment with high performances on all types of Class A and B fires.

    ECOPOL has diverse extinguishing properties which make it a reference on the market because of its Alcohol Resistant specificity and its foaming and wetting properties

    Effective on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires

    The versatile AR (Alcohol Resistant) property consists in generating a protective gel film at the surface of all types of inflammable polar liquids. 

    The effectiveness of ECOPOL on a hydrocarbon fire can be compared to an AFFF foam concentrate (Aqueous Film Forming Foam): the application of the fire fighting foam must be gentle, i.e. applied indirectly to the burning product using a vertical adjacent surface to let it run onto the surface of the burning product. This type of application corresponds to most live fire fighting interventions. An application using Medium expansion is also possible to spread the foam evenly and without contamination.

    This fluorine free film, specific to the ECOPOL foam concentrate, also provides an exceptional resistance to re-ignition.

    Applicable on toxic vapors

    The mechanically insulating property of the foam generated using ECOPOL is especially effective, and can also be used to contain the toxic vapours of certain solvents that react to water.

    High foaming capability

    The adhesive nature of the foam generated makes it possible for it to adhere to vertical surfaces for an extended period. As examples, it can be applied as a protective fire barrier to durably cool down plane fuselages, or as a wide strip during a forest fire to make the vegetation fire proof and stop the progression of the fire.

    ECOPOL also generates an exceptional High Expansion foam. It is therefore recommended to drown large volumes, such as hangars, warehouses, ship’s holds, car parks, etc.

    Effective on class A fires

    Its affinity for solid supports, combined with its high wetting capability gives ECOPOL high extinguishing performances on all class A fires. 

    Features

    • Formulated using a natural and renewable resource: copra fatty acids (coconut) 100% NATURAL origin

    • Depending on the capacity of your sewage treatment station and your waste contract, ECOPOL foam can be eliminated without using incineration

    • ECOPOL is classified easily biodegradable. It deteriorates quickly without any PBT residues (Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins)

    • It contains  no halogen derivatives

    • Can be used starting from 0.3% on class A fires

    • Can be used at 3% on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires

    • Aviation Certification: ICAO level B

    • European standards: EN 1568 1-2-3-4

    • Oil industry: GESIP - LASTFIRE

    • Marine: VERITAS

    • High expansion: APSAD R12

    • Class A: CEREN Certificate, Draves test AATCC 17-2005

    • 10 year warranty

    Uses

    • Effective at Low, Medium and High Expansion

    • Effective on class A fires

    • Forest fires: brush, trees...

    • Urban fires: apartments, houses, farms, warehouses, vehicles...

    • Industrial fires: landfills, textiles, plastics, tires...

    • Applicable on hydrocarbon fires such as fuel, diesel oil, petrol, kerosene, etc.

    • Applicable on polar colvent fires such as alcohol, ketones, ethers, etc.

    • Applicable to retain the release of gases: acids HCl, NH3 ... used with Medium expansion.

    • Compatible with all dosage systems (contains corrosion inhibitors).

    • Can be used in mobile and fixed fire fighting systems (foam box, high Expansion generators, fire hose stations, CAFS systems, etc.).

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