Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) fire fighting agents are used as an alternative to potable water. All AFFF agents contain fluorinated surfactants which enables film formation on top of lighter fuels.
The chemicals used to produce fluorinated surfactants can be manufactured by different processes and have different chemical structures. The fluorinated surfactants used in AFFF are produced from fluorochemicals manufactured by two methods: electrochemical fluorination and telomerization.
Regardless of the process or manufacturer’s chemical make-up of the production of AFFF, the foam poses environmental hazards if not properly contained. Containment Solutions provides a fiberglass composite capable of housing AFFF agents as well as an interior wall smoothness suited for chemical storage. CSI tanks do not rust or corrode, making them the perfect storage vessel for AFFF foam and alternative fire protection agents.