For years, foam has been used as a fire extinguishing agent
for flammable and combustible materials. Unlike other agents (water, dry chemicals, and CO2), a stable foam "blanket" extinguishes a flammable or combustible liquid fire
with the combined actions of cooling, separating flame or ignition sources from the fuel, suppressing vapors, and smothering. Slow drainage and long lasting foam provides
extended burn back resistance and protection against reflash or reignition.
Foams used as wetting agents enable water to penetrate and soak into Class A materials – extinguishing the fire up to 20 times faster than water alone.
Foam also absorbs hear more quickly than plain water. The result
is more steam, more quickly and a greatly reduced fire temperature. The bottom line is you get faster extinguishment, use less water,
and have less heat stress. In fact, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) rated foam 3-5 times more effective than untreated water.
Finding the right foam for each application is easy when you access our "Technical Specifications"
which contain a remarkable database of uses and product
choices to help guide you. You can access
a remarkable database of uses and product choices to make
the right decisions each time you order. Chemguard's
wide variety of foam and equipment is designed to meet
your fire fighting needs whether they are oil, petrochemical,
marine, or municipal.
We have been manufacturing high-quality dry chemicals
for nearly two decades. Aggressive product research
and development, coupled with our state-of-the-art manufacturing
process and stringent quality controls have resulted
in more effective dry chemicals for all classes of fires.
manufacturing processes have resulted in developments
such as our siliconization process to eliminate caking
via moisture absorption and packing, and our sieve analysis
to check for uniform particle size. Chemguard's
full line of dry chemicals deliver superior and consistent
performance for less money.
dry chemical product are also compatible with foam concentrates
to allow for twin agent application. They are
manufactured and tested for NFPA10 and UL299 dry chemical
fire extinguisher equipment compatibility. From
refills for the industry's smallest extinguishers to
mobile and large fixed installations, Chemguard has
the right dry chemical for the job.