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DIC developed Alcohol-resistant Firefighting Foam

Megafoam AGF-T and AGF-3T are polymer gel forming alcohol-resistant firefighting foams developed by DIC Corporation. Megafoam can also be adapted to water-soluble flammable materials.

Excellent Extinguishing Performance

The fire extinguishing performance of Megafoam Alcohol-resistant firefighting foam and two general purpose products were compared by the testing method compliant to MIC No.559 on Flammable Materials Regulations using acetone, a representative of flammable ketones. As you can see in the results, the only firefighting foam that can satisfy the fire extinguishing performance for acetone in MIC No.559 on Flammable Materials Regulations is Megafoam Alcohol-resistant firefighting foam.

  Megafoam
Alcohol-resistant foam
Conventional product A Conventional product B
Discharge Megafoam alcohol-resistant foam release start Conventional product A release start Conventional product B release start
After 15 seconds Megafoam alcohol-resistant foam after 15 seconds Conventional product A after 15 seconds Conventional product B after 15 seconds
After 1 minute

Megafoam alcohol-resistant foam after 1 minute

Extinguished: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Conventional product A after 1 minute Conventional product B after 1 minute
After 3 minutes Megafoam alcohol-resistant foam after 3 minutes Conventional product A after 3 minutes Conventional product B after 3 minutes
After 5 minutes MIC No.559 on Flammable Materials Regulations Passed Not extinguished
(Did not reach knock down*)
Not extinguished
(Reached knock down*)
  • Conforms to 2011 Complying with the performance standards specified in official Announcement of Notification No.559 by MIC*
  • *MIC; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Fuel: Acetone, Test scale: 2 m x 2 m = 4 m2, Foam release rate: 2.5 l/min/m2
  • *Knock down: The stage where the fire drastically weakens.

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Remarkable Liquid Resistance

Megafoam has a fluorosurfactant supported by a water-soluble polymer gel. Strong foam that do not burst even when they come in contact with water-soluble flammable liquid flammable materials are formed and they effectively act to extinguish fires.

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A Multitude of Applications

Megafoam
Alcohol-resistant Foam Applications

How to use Megafoam alcohol-resistant foam - Dilute in fresh or sea water - Various foam generators - Water-insoluble liquid flammable materials, Water-soluble liquid flammable materials

Low expansion application examples High expansion application examples

Air foam nozzle (3,000 l/min)

Air foam nozzle (3,000 l/min)

High expansion nozzle (1,000 l/min)

High expansion nozzle (1,000 l/min)

Air foam nozzle (4,000 l/min)

Air foam nozzle (4,000 l/min)

Isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol

Foam head

Foam head

Ethylene glycol

Ethylene glycol

Foam chamber

Foam chamber

Hazardous materials high level automated storage & retrieval system warehouse

Flammable materials high level automated storage & retrieval system warehouse

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