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ECOPOL

Fluorine-Free Foam (FFF)

ECOPOL, Multipurpose Fluorine-Free Foam (F3) effective on class A and class B fires

Description

Thanks to a huge research and development program, BIOEX launched ECOPOL in 2002, the first Fluorine-Free Foam (F3) on the market.

ECOPOL, a synthetic multipurpose alcohol-resistant (AR) concentrate free of fluorine component. This AR-F3 foam has great foaming and wetting properties and is highly efficient in fire extinguishment and burnback resistance against a variety of risks: class B hydrocarbon as well as polar solvent and class A fires.

ECOPOL environmentally-friendly foam can be as efficient as AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) foams. ECOPOL achieved GreenScreen certification, an independent organization promoting the use of inherently safer chemicals in products and PFAS-free firefighting foams.

FIRE EXTINGUISHING PERFORMANCES

ECOPOL is effective on class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires, also on class A fires.

The effectiveness of ECOPOL on a hydrocarbon fire can be compared to AFFF foams. ECOPOL foam concentrate forms a foam sealing blanket which spreads rapidly above the surface of the fuel to provide rapid fire control and extinguishment.

The multipurpose AR (Alcohol Resistant) foam generates a polymer film above the fuel surface. This film blocks oxygen supply and prevent from reignition, providing an exceptional burnback resistance.

The ECOPOL foam insulating property can also be used to contain toxic vapors of polar solvents that react with water.

ECOPOL high foaming capability adheres to vertical surfaces such as airplane fuselage to quickly cool it.

Due to its high wetting property, ECOPOL can be applied on class A fire. It forms a protective fire barrier during forest fire, making the vegetation fire proof and stopping the fire progression. The foam concentrate penetrates into the material and cools it down deeply.

ECOPOL also generates an exceptional High expansion foamIt is therefore recommended to flood large volumes, such as aircraft hangars, warehouses, ship’s holds, car parks…

ENVIRONMENT

In 2002, convinced of the harmfulness of fluorine derivatives, BIOex launched the first Fluorine-Free Foam ECOPOL which is environmentally-friendly and easily biodegradable.

ECOPOL is completely free of fluorine derivatives, any halogen derivatives or any PBT residues (Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins) which are harmful to the environment and living organisms.

The use of ECOPOL environmentally-friendly foam is the alternative to respect the environment with high extinguishing performance.

APPLICATIONS

ECOPOL multipurpose foam concentrate is your high performance eco-friendly solution fighting class A and class B fires such as :

  • Hydrocarbon fires : fuel, diesel oil, petrol, kerosene, gasoline…
  • Polar solvent fires: alcohol, methanol, ethanol, acetone, ketones, ethers…
  • Solid material class A fires:
    • Urban fires: building, houses, farms, warehouses, vehicles, traffic accident…
    • Forest fires: bush, wildland…
    • Industrial fires: landfills, plastics, rubber, tires, textiles…

The application of ECOPOL firefighting foam in low expansion can be gentle, i.e. applied indirectly, using a vertical adjacent surface to spread the foam onto the fuel surface. This type of foam application corresponds to most live fire fighting interventions. An application using Medium expansion is also possible to spread the foam uniformly and without foam contamination.

ECOPOL is also used in medium expansion to avoid vapor release of acids HCl, NH3…

ECOPOL is also used in high expansion to flood large volumes such as warehouses, engine room…

ECOPOL Fluorine-free versatile foam concentrate is used by municipal fire brigades, industries, power stations, recycling plants, aviation

class B hydrocarbon firefighting foam concentrate
COMPATIBILITY
USE
  • Can be used:
    • from 0.3% on class A fires
    • at 3% on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires
    • a 6% version available upon request
  • Effective at Low, Medium and High Expansion
  • Can be used with fresh and sea water
  • Depending on the capacity of your sewage treatment station and your waste contract, ECOPOL foam can be eliminated without using incineration.
CONCENTRATION

ECOPOL is available in several concentrations to meet the needs of the different existing automatic and semi-automatic fire extinguishing systems. At low concentrations it is possible to increase the autonomy of fire fighting teams, or to reduce the storage volume and thus reduce its purchase cost.

  • ECOPOL: Can be used starting from 0.3% on class A fires and at 3% on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires
  • ECOPOL 3×6: Can be used at 3% on hydrocarbon fires and 6% on polar solvent fires
  • ECOPOL 6: Can be used at 6% on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires
CERTIFICATIONS & COMPLIANCES
  • European standards: EN 1568 1-2-3-4
  • Oil industry: GESIP, LASTFIRE
  • Marine: VERITAS
  • High expansion: APSAD R12
  • Aviation: ICAO level B
  • Class A: CEREN Certificate, Draves test AATCC 17-2005
  • GreenScreen certified
PACKING

Supplied in 20l can (5 gal), 200l drum (55 gal), 1000l tote (265 gal).

We can also ship in bulk.

WARRANTY

10-year

Foam concentrate is manufactured in an ISO 9001 V2015 certified facility.

Customer references

Major international companies tested and approved ECOPOL eco-friendly firefighting foam, such as UNITANK, TOYO INK, MERCK, BASF, ARKEMA, HENNESSY, HSE RHUM, SANOFI, SEAT, VOLVO CAR, AIRBUS, BAYER, CARGILL, DOW, EDF, ADISSEO, KUWAIT PETROLEUM, SARP INDUSTRIES, ORGAPHARM, CNPE FESSENHEIM, BOREALIS, UXELLO, SIEMENS, VINCI, BRANDWEER BRABANT NOORD…

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Plaquette_ECOPOL_EN.pdf Download

VIDEOS

Fire brigade fire fighting foam concentrate

ECOPOL on hydrocarbon fire

ECOPOL 3% fluorine free-foam used on class B hydrocarbon fire at low and medium expansion

high expansion firefighting foam concentrate

ECOPOL on high expansion

ECOPOL multipurpose firefighting foam is used to flood warehouse with high expansion foam generator

aircraft-firefighting-foam

A multipurpose foam concentrate

Used to extinguisgh oil tank storage fires, aircraft fires and to flood cellar with fans

CONTACT
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