New Firefighting Foam Offered By Ansul For Flammable Liquid Fires

Ansul Fire Protection, Marinette, Wise., has introduced a new 3-percent alcohol-resistant concentrate firefighting foam, Ansulite 3X3, for both polar solvent and hydrocarbon fuel fire applications.

Because new Ansulite 3X3 is multifunctional, vessel owners are no longer required to dedicate vessels to specific fuels or to change-out foam proportioning hardware to match various cargoes.

According to the manufacturer, Ansulite 3X3 requires only one setting for all proportioning equipment, and vessel owners need only half the agent required for polar solvent fuels (such as methanol) when compared to conventional alcoholtype foam concentrates. Ansulite 3x3 is reportedly the only agent listed by Underwriters' Laboratories and accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for use as a 3-percent concentrate on both hydrocarbon (such as gasoline) and polar solvents, including MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), TBA (tertiary butyl alcohol) and THF (tetrahydro furan).

Ansulite 3X3 alcohol-resistant concentrate is formulated from special flurochemical 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.

Firefighting foams such as Ansulite 3X3 can be used in a variety of applications to extinguish flammable and combustible liquid fires on board vessels or offshore platforms or at marine docks.

For free literature detailing the specification guidelines and applications of Ansul 3X3 firefighting foam, Circle 121 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Aug 1990

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