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SIRON Compressed Air Foam system CAFS ICAF

Compressed Air Foam Systems

Water Supply

ICAF can eliminate or reduce the size of water supply tanks & fire pumps

Drainage and Containment

ICAF can eliminate or reduce the size of drainage and containment systems including spill tanks and oil separators

Disposal Costs

The significant reduction in foam and water required for ICAF reduces the costs associated to clean-up and disposal of foam during discharge testing or after a fire.

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Compressed Air Foam VS Foam Water UL162 Test

Compressed Air Foam key features are 4x less water and up to 6x less foam concentrate and reduced infrastructural.

Significant Reduction in Foam and Water Required

ICAF uses four times less water and up to six times less foam concentrate compared to foamwater systems.

Flammable & CombustibleLiquid Type Minimum Density (L/min-m2)TAR-225C Minimum Density (L/min-m2)FPO
FOAM-WATER CAF FOAM-WATER CAF
Hydrocarbons 6.52 at 3% 1.63 at 2% 4.07 at 3% 1.02 at 3%
Polar solvents: Alcohol 9.78 at 3% 2.44 at 6% 6.11 at 3% 2.44 at 6%
Ketone 10.59 at 3% 2.44 at 6% 6.11 at 3% 2.44 at 6%



- Significant reduction in foam and water requirements;

- Reduced infrastructure requirements for fire protection;

- Enhanced system performance;

- Improved visibility in the hazard.

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ICAF Integrated Compressor Air Foam Systems

Compressed Air Foam (CAF) is generated by the combination of compressed air, water and foam concentrate in the right proportions, to create a homogeneous foam solution similar to shaving cream. CAF is delivered with high momentum through a fixed piping system, and distributed over the hazard via an approved discharge device. The ICAFcompressed air foam system is FM Approved as a local application extinguishing system for class B pool fires, spill fires and cascading fires.
Full-scale fire tests have demonstrated ICAF to be an extremely effective extinguishing mechanism for flammable and combustible liquids, both miscible and non-miscible.

The unique physical properties and texture of CAF allow it to form a stable and uniform foam blanket to overtop the liquid surface. The robust foam blanket developed during a discharge, works at the fuel surface, creating an effective vapour seal to establish a physical separation between the fuel and the burning vapours. Because CAF is generated through aeration in a mixing chamber versus agitation at the nozzle, it has higher expansion ratios and longer drain times than conventional low-expansion foam systems.
This translates directly into enhanced extinguishing and burn-back performance.

Transformers Test

Compressed Air Foam key features are 4x less water and up to 6x less foam concentrate and reduced infrastructural.