Transitioning to fluorine free foam
As a result of continuing global concern on protection of the environment, several Australian States have introduced legislation that requires the phaseout of fluorinated fire fighting foam concentrates. These foam concentrates are commonly known as AFFF or FFFP. The transition to Fluorine Free Foam (F3) is much more complex than simply draining the foam storage tank of one foam concentrate and pouring in a F3 foam concentrate. Every fixed foam fire suppression system will require engineering changes to ensure that the level of fire protection is not diminished.