These are recommended for class A & B fires which include flammable and combustible liquids such as petrol, oil, paints, paper, wood and plastics. This type of extinguisher comes in a 9,0lt 3A:20BE cylinder. They should never be used for “E” class fire (electrical) due to the fact it is water base.
It has the ability to form an aqueous film which flows quickly over water-insoluble hydrocarbon fuel surfaces causing rapid fire extinguishing and vapour suppression, it also provides excellent penetrating and wetting qualities when used on class A fires.
The agent of FB90AFECO is fully biodegradable and leaves minimal environmental impact, approximately 97% was almost completely degraded after 14 days.
Any firefighting foam containing PFOS or PFOA compounds have been completely banned by the Queensland Government since July 2016, all firefighting foam contains Long–chain fluorinated organic compounds will be completely phased out in three years’ time.