Looking at fire can be very shocking and some people get nervous looking at it. It is quite scary and alarming to hear other people shout "fire" if ever they see one. The damages caught by fire can be tremendous and you will feel helpless and powerless with its presence especially if you see the destruction it brings. Aside from emotional hurt, you will suffer from losses and this is too difficult to handle as well. If you see a business or home being consumed by fire, you will feel very worried about it since the situation is really difficult to handle. You won't know how to stand again and regain your composure despite what happen. Experiencing fire can be heartbreaking and traumatic. However, a fire fighting foam can be very helpful to a situation when there is fire.
These days, since there are more changes in technologies that took place, the firefighters can battle fire and minimize their damage. This is because of the availability of the fire fighting foam. The fire foam is known as a chemical foam that came out in the later years of the 19th century. It was in the mid 60's that the synthetic foam came out. This is the AFFF foam or the aqueous film forming foam.
The fire foam is used to suppress fire. This works by cooling the fire and coating the fuel. Because of this, the interaction with oxygen is prevented or hindered which results in combustion suppression. An engineer and chemist from Russia created this type of material used by fire fighters.
Fire fighting foams are available in different types and they are class A and class B fire foams. The class A fire foams are meant to fight wildfires. The class A foam helps in fire suppression as well as prevention of re-ignition. This foam can be helpful in stopping structure fires as well as class A fires. On the other hand, the class B fire foams are meant for class B fires or those caused by flammable liquids. Be warned that the class A foam is not for the class B fire since this can create unexpected results because a class A foam cannot contain the explosive vapors produced by the flammable liquids.
In order to support the go green campaign, companies are searching for effective methods to utilize fire fighting foams responsibly. The eco-friendly foams are safe for the environment as well as firefighters. The green fire foams can be utilized for the class A fires as well as class B fires .
Fire fighting foams make it much easier for firefighters to stop fire. Also, these foams reduces the time to kill the fire caused by class A or class B fires.