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Foam Fire Protection System

Published on 24/2/2012 & updated on Thursday 19th of July 2018 at 07:39:30 PM
Foam Fire Protection System is fire suppression system. Its success is mainly depends on proper mixing of foam concentrate along with air and water, to form a uniform foam blanket to extinguish flame.foam protection system

Back Ground of Foam Fire Protection System

Water is known for suppressing fires, but unfortunately not best in all the cases. Water is not effective on an oil fire, and can be of no use during emergency. To suppress oil fire foam is reliable to use, since it prevent the direct contact of fire with oxygen, resulting in suppression of the combustion.

Application of Foam Fire Protection System

Foam Fire Protection System is designed for countering the oil (light diesel oil/Heavy furnace oil) fuel fires. Often foam protection is used for protecting oil tank and extinguishing fire in oil tanks. Foam system serves two purposes, first to extinguish fire in oil tank and the second function is to cool the tank from outside by installing close circular pipelines around the tank and maintaining the temperature under control in case of neighboring tank fire. This is very helpful in preventing the fire spread from one tank to another. foam-protection-system

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Foam Fire Protection System Comprises of

The concentration of the foam is an important factor in this system. It comprises of foam concentration tank, proportioning device, automatic controlling valves, controlling panel, foam producer, discharge outlet etc. foam-protection-system

Foam Fire Protection System Design Principles

Given below are the design basics which need to be given due importance before installing Foam system: Strainers should be used at the water inlet point so that raw impurities could be captured there and non-return valve in the pipelines avoids mixing of water with foam.

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