Fire Extinguishing Agents for Aviation

Foam concentrates used by airport fire services, or for use in extinguishing systems e.g. at commercial airports, in hangars or on helidecks, must comply with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Our products designed for the aviation sector satisfy these standards and offer excellent safety margins.

Aqueous film-forming foam concentrates (AFFF)

is our aqueous film forming foam concentrate, certified in accordance with annexe 14, ICAO level C. Its oustanding fire performance and excellent burn-back resistance exceeds ICAO level C requirements. It is suitable for use at large, category 8, 9 and 10 civil airports with increased risks from large aircrafts, as well as smaller airfields to maximise the use of limited foam stocks. The foam concentrate is admixed at 3% with all standard proportioning equipment or systems, and applied preferably as low expansion foam or non-aspirated foam solution. It is suitable for use in combination with foam compatible dry chemical powder. The aqueous film provides for a high level of burnback safety during rescue operations.

STHAMEX® - AFFF 3% F-15
Proportioning rate
non-polar 3%
Expansion
Low-expansion foam up to 15times
Medium-expansion foam up to 100times
25% / 50% drain time
Low-expansion foam up to 5 / 8 minutes
Medium-expansion foam up to 4 / 6 minutes
Frost-resistance - 15 °C
Viscosity
20 °C ≤ 10 mm2/s
0 °C ≤ 20 mm2/s
min. Einsatztemp. lowest use temp. ≤ 30 mm2/s

The particular design of STHAMEX®-AFFF ICAO C 3% F-15 allows for low expansion and semi-aspirated foam application using air crash tender mounted monitors or hand held equipment such as hollow stream nozzles or low expansion foam branch pipes.

STHAMEX® -AFFF foam concentrates are physiologically safe and 100% biodegradable when used as intended, with the exception of non-biodegradable C6 fluorinated components. Additional information can be found in the product and safety data sheets.

is our cost efficient foam concentrate for airports, certified in accordance with annexe 14, ICAO level B. The aqueous film provides for fast extinction of fuel leakages. It swiftly forms a gastight cover over spilled fuel. The foam concentrate is admixed at 3% with all standard proportioning equipment or systems, and applied preferably as low expansion foam or non-aspirated foam solution. It is suitable for use in combination with foam compatible dry chemical powder. STHAMEX®-AFFF 3% F-15 PREMIUM is certified in accordance with DIN EN 1568, ICAO, UL/ULC and LASTfire.

STHAMEX® - AFFF PREMIUM 3% F-15

Proportioning rate
Low-expansion foam 3%
Expansion
Low-expansion foam 5 - 10times
25% / 50% drain time
Low-expansion foam up to 3 / 8 minutes
Frost-resistance -15 °C
Viscosity
20 °C ≤ 5 mm2/s
0 °C ≤ 10 mm2/s
min. Einsatztemp. lowest use temp. ≤ 20 mm2/s
Approvals EN 1568-3, ICAO, UL/ULC, LASTfire

The particular design of STHAMEX®-AFFF PREMIUM 3% F-15 (ICAO Level B) allows for low expansion and semi aspirated foam application using air crash tender mounted monitors or hand held equipment such as hollow stream nozzles or low expansion foam branch pipes. It is also suitable for protection of aircraft hangars and helidecks or similar when used with sprinkler- and/or deluge systems.

STHAMEX®-AFFF PREMIUM foam concentrates are physiologically safe and 100% biodegradable when used as intended, with the exception of non-biodegradable C6 fluorinated components. Additional information can be found in the product and safety data sheets.

Alcohol-resistant fluorine-free foam concentrates

is a fluorine-free, 100% bio-degradable, synthetic foam fire extinguishing concentrate, certified in accor dance withannexe 14, ICAO level B. Polymer film forming componentsprovide for high burn-back resistance of the foamat high temperatures. When used on alcohols, these components form a separating layer which provides for alcohol resistance of the foam. MOUSSOL®-FF 3/6 foam is appliedas low-expansion foam with an expansion factor of ≥ 5 or as medium expansion foam. CAFS application produced excellent fire extinguishing times. Where possible, pump supported induction of this pseudo-plastic product should be applied. Due to its complete bio-degradability, MOUSSOL®-FF 3/6 is also used for training and fighting of class A fires.

MOUSSOL® FF 3/6 F-5

Proportioning rate
non-polar 3%
polar 3 - 6%
as wetting agent 0.3% - 0.5%
Expansion
Low-expansion foam up to 10 times
Medium-expansion foam up to 100 times
High-expansion foam up to 800 times
25% / 50% drain time
Low-expansion foam up to 8 / 15 minutes
Medium-expansion foam up to 5 / 10 minutes
High-expansion foam up to 4 / 6 minutes
Frost-resistance -5 °C
Viscosity pseudoplastic, pump assisted proportioning may be required
Approvals EN 1568 Teil 1-4, ICAO, LASTfire

MOUSSOL-FF 3/6 F-5 low or medium expansion foam can be used for fighting kerosene fires with an induction rate of 3%. When applied with hollow stream nozzles the foam expansion ratio should be greater 4:1 to ensure a safe and swift fire fighting success. Furthermore, MOUSSOL-FF 3/6 F-5 is suitable for high expansion foam applications in aircraft hangars or similar and inaccessible collecting chambers (e.g. beneath landing platforms). At an induction rate of 6% MOUSSOL-FF 3/6 F-5 is resistant against alcohols and other foam destroying, flammable liquids. For fighting alcohol fires the foam must be applied as low expansion foam. Compressed airfoam system (CAFS) application produces a homogeneous foam blanket of fine bubbles and a very long throwing distance.

MOUSSOL©-FF foam concentrates are fluorine-free, physiologically safe when used as
intended, and 100% biodegradable.

Ready-to use fire extinguishing agents

is a ready-to-use solution based on an aqueous film forming foam agent. The product is used in self contained fireextinguishing systems in areas at risk of freezing, such as Poly-fire extinguishing systems and CAFS on helidecks at hospital sites, offshore oil rigs, wind farms, mobile fire extinguishing appliances and equipment at airports and onservice vehicles, as well as wet stationary systems in hangars or at jet engine test rigs. MOUSSEAL®-CF F-30 is frost resistant up to -30°C. Apart from the certification according to ICAO annexe 14, level B, it achieved a DIN EN3 rating of 183B.

MOUSSEAL®-CF
Density kg/l (20°C) 1.09 ± 0.02 /1.09 ± 0.02
pH-value (20 °C) 7.5 - 8.5
Frost-resistance -20 °C / -30 °C
Viscosity
20 °C≤ 10 mm2/s
0 °C≤ 30 mm2/s
lowest use temp. ≤ 80 mm2/s

Primary use: Chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, petroleum and petrochemical industry, aviation, helidecks, maritime, commerce, warehouses/rehandling operations, laboratories

Main application: Class A and B (non-polar) fires

Installations and equipment: Fire extinguishers, fire extinguishing systems

MOUSSEAL®-C /-CF is physiologically safe when used as intended, and 100% biodegradable, with the exception of non-biodegradable C6 fluorinated components. Additional information can be found in the product and safety data sheets.