FireAde is the most complete and user friendly firefighting agent produced in the world. Numerous firefighting agents claim to be Class A and B compliant; however they comply with NFPA 18/2017 wetting agent classification only. This classification is recognized within the fire service solely as a Class A agent.
FireAde is UL certified as both NFPA 18/2017 wetting agent and UL 162 foam liquid concentrate. This awards FireAde a “TRUE” Class A and B classification approval. FireAde eliminates all of the long-established issues of Class B foams; it will not clog, gum, or corrode foam systems and equipment. The global environmental impact system (EIS) for firefighting foams rates all foams on acute aquatic toxicity. FireAde rates lower than the majority of Class A foams with the USDA forestry approval and declared fluorine free foams. FireAde offers the simplicity of using one product to extinguish multiple classifications of fire. This allows fire departments and fire brigades to increase their stocking supply by just using one product, FireAde.
US/European Class A Fires
Class A fires are the most common type of fire occurring 97% of the time. This occurs when an organic solid material becomes sufficiently hot and has oxygen available, causing combustion.
Wood, Grass, Coal, Tires, Hay, Cotton, Cardboard, Initial Knockdown:
0.10% up to 0.50%
Cars, Trucks, Heavy Equipment:
0.50% up to 1.0%
Note: Set Class A foam system defaults at 0.25% or maximum 0.50%. FireAde® will operate in CAF systems but may require adjustments to maximize foaming at low percentages.
Reminder: FireAde® works better with minimal or no foam, compared to traditional Class A foam with heavy or thick foam in all aspects.
US Class B, European Class B/C Fires
Class B fires involve flammable or combustible liquids or gaseous fuels. European/ Australasian system Class B fires involve flammable liquids and Class C burning gases.
Gasoline, Gasoline w/10% Ethanol, Jet A, JP4/5/8, Crude Oil, Diesel, Etc.
0.50%-1.0%. Reapply as needed.
Liquid Foam Concentrate:
3% using 0.10gpm/ft2 for 10-20 minutes. Reapply as needed.
Ethanol, Gasoline w/85% Ethanol, MEK, MTBE, IPA, Etc.
Liquid Foam Concentrate:
6% using 0.26gpm/ft2 for 20-30 minutes. Reapply as needed.
Note: FireAde® is not an Alcohol Resistant (AR) or Alcohol Type Concentrate (ATC) UL 162 Listed product. However, in real time firefighting, FireAde® will work on most polar solvent fires if applied at recommended rates.
US Class C, European Class E Fires
Class C/E fires involve potentially energized electrical equipment.
Caution: Only apply if proper training and equipment is being used. Contact Fire Service Plus® for technical support.
US/European Class D Fires
Class D fires involve combustible metals such as sodium, titanium, magnesium, potassium, lithium, calcium and others. Magnesium and titanium fires are most common.
Recommended application is 3% or 6% using proper equipment.
Caution: Only apply if proper training and equipment is being used. Improper application can cause serious injury. Contact Fire Service Plus for technical support.
- UL/UL Canada/ 162 Listed Foam Liquid Concentrate 14CY, NFPA 11 and 16, for non- miscible, non-polar solvents or hydrocarbon fuels.
- UL/UL Canada/ Wetting Agent Classified in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 18-2017 for physical properties and fire extinguishment 93V0.
- UL Certificate Number 20170807-EX6296. Report Reference: EX6296-20021119. Issue Date: 2017-AUGUST-07
- USC, CNC – FireAde wetting agent concentrate, when added to water in concentrations of not less than 0.25% for Class A fires and not less than 0.5% for Class B fires.
- USL, CNL – FireAde, 3% AFFF foam liquid concentrate intended for use in ambient temperatures between 35° F and 120°F.
- ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization performance Level B and Level C approved.
- ISO Insurance Services Organization compliant for Class B foam.
- EN 1568-3:2008 foam liquid concentrate approved.
FireAde® is compatible with other brands of foam as finished foam.
FireAde® is compatible with other FireAde® products as concentrates.
It is recommended to flush all foam tanks if possible. If not, use as much of previous Class A foam, then add FireAde® concentrate. Mixing with most Class A foams will not cause harm to systems. Flushing is mandatory for all Class B foam tanks before adding FireAde® concentrates. Once FireAde® concentrates are added, flow product to ensure foam tank is operating.
All requests for specific disposal and environmental information must be made in writing to J.C. Barb at the email address email@example.com
FireAde recommends disposal only by approved methods. Please refer to local guidelines and requirements when disposing of FireAde products.
FireAde® has an unlimited shelf-life.
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