For properties containing paint or oil, a foam sprinkler system can effectively cool a fire and coat the flammable liquid, preventing further exposure to oxygen. The team at Jetfire can assess and offer you advice on whether this system is suitable for your property. We can then install the foam storage and distribution system that is connected to your piping, ensuring your building is adequately equipped to suppress a paint or oil-fuelled fire.
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These systems are used whenever there is a possibility of a liquid fire. The foam will mix with water and then expand over the liquid that is on fire, cool the fire, and will finally suffocate it.
These systems offer a proven technology for the control of burning flammable liquids. Foam sprinkler systems operate by mixing a concentrate at specific proportions with water to create a foam blanket that smothers a fire. The distribution of the blanket over a flammable liquid will extinguish a fire by eliminating the fire's oxygen supply and provide a cooling effect on the burning fuel.
Foam concentrate is stored within a tank and can be introduced into the sprinkler water through several different methods. A bladder tank which is the simplest form of storage will use a proportioner to introduce and mix the concentrate with the sprinkler water. The concentrate is forced from the tank by introducing water around a bladder which "squeezes" foam from the tank and forces it into the proportioner. The operation of a bladder tank system is completely mechanical; it does not require the use of electrical components which could fail as a result of a fire.
Another means of concentrate delivery is through the use of a foam pump. This pump takes supply of foam from a storage tank and pumps it into the foam sprinkler system at a required percent concentration. The pump system will operate over a variety of sprinkler system flows and when the hazard is at a greater distance from the concentrate storage location.
A foam fire suppression system is also available for the protection of hydrocarbon fuels and polar solvent fuels such as ethanol. These systems come in a variety of classifications including low expansion, medium expansion and high expansion foam. Each concentrate will create various types of foam blankets from slight "low" expansion blankets to "high" expansion ratios used to protect large volume areas.
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