Foam Fire Suppression Systems

Since the early 1900s, the science behind fire fighting foam has continued to evolve so that this type of suppressantFoamOverview_273-x-428 could be used to combat an increasing variety of fires. Originally, foam was created as a way of fighting the difficult-to-extinguish oil fires. Since water does little to suppress this type of fire, foam was created to cool the fire and to coat the fuel, preventing its contact with oxygen, resulting in suppression of the combustion.

However, since its original application was oil fires, the basic idea of the foam suppressant has been expanded to include additional flammable liquids. Each type of foam has a unique application.

  • High-expansion foams are used for enclosed spaces, such as a basement or hangar
  • Low-expansion foams are used for spills that are burning
  • AFFF is used for jet fuel spills of jet fuels
  • FFFP is often used when the burning fuel can form deeper pools
  • AR-AFFF is used for burning alcohols.

Why Foam
Foam concentrates are extremely useful as fire suppressants because they are highly effective. They can knockdown the fire quickly with a lower volume of product than other agents. This reduces the likelihood of property damage and environmental impact.


  • Quick Fire Extinguishing Agent
  • Reduces Burn-Back Time
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Variety of Applications

Reliable Fire & Security has a variety of Foam Fire Suppressant Agents for use in different industries.

Typical Uses

  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Oil
  • Petrochemical
  • Transportation