What is FLAME-FOAM ®
and how does it work?
is an easy-to-use, affordable Class-A foam applicator for pre-treatment
during the threat of wildfire or while performing other hazardous
activities such as managing burn piles, mowing or weed trimming.
Class-A foam has been used for decades by professional firefighters.
Class-A foam facilitates wetting of Class-A fuels (wooden structures,
shrubs, trees, etc…) by lowering the surface tension of the water and
assisting with the water's saturation of the fuels. The resulting “foamy
water” aids in fire suppression by preventing ignition.
The FLAME-FOAM ®
applicator is a revolutionary new way for anyone
with a garden hose to produce Class-A “foamy water”, suitable for
protecting Class-A fuels. Simply place a foam cartridge in the applicator,
attach the applicator to a standard garden hose, and your
FLAME-FOAM ® make a thick pile of foam?
No. Class-A foam can vary in consistency depending upon it’s intended
® cartridges contain a surfactant which makes
Class-A "foamy water" and can make the water up to 5 times "wetter".
Although this is the same type of foaming agent firefighters use to
produce a thick shaving cream like foam, the
FLAME-FOAM ® applicator
is designed to provide just enough surfactant to make the water “wetter”
for pre-treatment applications.
FLAME-FOAM ® environmentally friendly?
FLAME-FOAM ® cartridge is Bio-degradable and
non-toxic. However, as with any product, avoid excessive contamination of waterways
where fish and aquatic life are present.
What is the shelf
life of FLAME-FOAM ® cartridges?
cartridges are guaranteed for 5 years – always keep them in the supplied
zip-lock bag and store in a cool (<85 degrees F) dry place. With proper storage they
should last indefinitely.
How much water pressure is needed to operate a FLAME-FOAM ® applicator?
FLAME-FOAM ® applicators feature a flow-through design they will operate
on any available pressure, however, for optimum stream distance we
recommend a minimum 30 psi for the 3/4" units and a minimum 75 psi for the
Fire Hose units. At the other end of the spectrum, do not exceed 200
psi to prevent possible damage to the unit or injury to the operator and
other nearby personnel.
many FLAME-FOAM ® cartridges will I require?
Depending upon the type of system
and the flow rate of the nozzle being used, each
cartridge will produce from 30 minutes to 1 hour of foamy water.
Environmental conditions (wind, temperature, humidity) will vary how long
the treated surfaces remain wet and you may need to re-treat some surfaces
in order to provide maximum protection to your property.
I use FLAME-FOAM ® to fight a fire?
Although Class-A foam is used by professional firefighters to extinguish
fires, we do not recommend that people who have not been trained as
professional firefighters attempt to put out active fires. If you
see a fire, CALL 911 FIRST!!
FLAME-FOAM ® is intended to be used
as a pre-treatment tool for your home & property. When your home &
property are threatened by an approaching wildfire, if safe, "Pretreat,
Please read the
complete FLAME-FOAM ® instructional booklet
and watch the included instructional video
for detailed information
on the safe and effective use of FLAME-FOAM ® products.
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