Solberg – revolutionizing fire fighting foam technology
Published: 11 July, 2012
Solberg is the one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware. With our unique offering of environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam concentrates, and traditional firefighting foam concentrates, Solberg leads the industry in firefighting foam innovation.
Solberg is an Amerex Corporation company with a European heritage. Founded in 1967, Solberg has the expertise, capabilities and resources to serve the fire protection and firefighting industry throughout the world. As a Solberg customer, you can depend on Solberg products for high-quality and performance at a competitive price. Also, you can expect our knowledgeable staff and authorized distributor partners to provide high-level technical consultations before, during and after the sale—so you receive the right firefighting products to meet your specific needs.
With industry-leading experts, worldwide experience and global reach, we continually pioneer firefighting foam technologies to meet the latest demands in the aerospace, aviation, chemical, defense, energy, fire service, marine, mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pipeline, solvents & coatings and utilities industries.
SOLBERG COMPANY POSITION ON FLUORINE CONTAINING FIREFIGHTING FOAMS
It is the position of Solberg the RE-HEALING (RF) Foam Concentrate is the World’s most effective firefighting foam concentrate for flame knockdown, fire control, extinguishment, and burn-back resistance. Control, extinguishing time, and burn-back resistance are paramount to the safety of firefighters everywhere, and RE-HEALING foam is superior to all other foam concentrates, whether protein or synthetic, fluorinated or not.
The Voluntary Stewardship Program of the U.S. EPA states that by the end of 2010, the industry achieve an intermediate goal of a 95% reduction in the production and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFC’s). By the end of 2015, the goal is to phase out the production and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals. Solberg has already achieved full 2015 compliance with its full range of RE-HEALING foam concentrates.
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Solberg 24 HOUR SERVICE is available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Providing emergency and routine foam concentrate resupply and technical service assistance. Contact us 24/7—we stand ready to serve you. Solberg factory sales representatives are also available globally.
SOLBERG brand foam suppression systems hardware is engineered by a team with over 200 years of combined in-the-field fire protection experience. Our experts know the real-world challenges. And they know how to optimize the design of our proven products to fit the individual needs of each customer.
As a custom manufacturer, we tailor firefighting hardware to meet your particular specifications. You can count on us to work with you and deliver products that perform as needed, when you need them. Our vast lines of dependable, high performing SOLBERG products include the best solutions on the market.
Whether it’s protecting high-risk assets or an emergency situation, SOLBERG hardware is exceeding the needs of fire safety professionals, risk managers, municipal firefighters and industrial fire suppression for industries worldwide.
Solberg offers an extensive line of firefighting foam concentrates for the control and extinguishment of Class A and Class B fires. The range includes:
100% Authentic, RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B fuels with no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. RE-HEALING foam concentrates possess excellent burn back resistance due to its remarkable flow and rapid sealing characteristics. RE-HEALING foam concentrates are also designed to replace traditional AFFF and AR-AFFF foam concentrates and older fluoroprotein foams.
The first and only U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Stewardship Program – 2015 Compliant Foam Concentrates… ARCTIC™ foam concentrates from SOLBERG are 100% C6 fluorine chemistry based synthetic firefighting foam concentrates used to effectively extinguish Class B fuel fires.
ARCTIC AFFF foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires and are available in 1%, 3% and 6% concentrations. ARCTIC ATC foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates are available in 1x1%, 1X3%, 3x3%, and 3x6% ATC formulations.
FIRE-BRAKE foam concentrate meets NFPA 298 and is listed on USDA Forest Service (USFS) Qualified Products List (QPL). FIRE-BRAKE foam concentrate is a synthetic firefighting foam concentrate specially designed to be used for wildland, structural and other Class A fuel fires. The foam concentrate is biodegradable and non-toxic, so it is environmentally sustainable.
FIRE-BRAKE foam concentrate has the ability to reduce the surface tension of water, which substantially increases water’s overall wetting capability ten times. This creates a faster penetration and greater fire control when attacking combustible Class A fuels.
SOLBERG® HIGH-EXPANSION Foam
A synthetic based foam concentrate for use with medium and high-expansion foam generators on Class B fires.
Solberg has developed some of the most advanced firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems and hardware on the market. With industry-leading experts, worldwide experience and global reach, we continually pioneer firefighting foam concentrate technologies to meet the latest demands in the industry.
Please contact one of our sales representatives to help you with your foam requirements.
Read the extract of Ing. Luc M.L. Jacobs presentation at the Fourth Foam Conference in Bolton (July 2009): How can we achieve ICAO Level C?
Read the extract in Solberg Technical Bulletin number 1009 (June 2012): 'RE-HEALING Foam Fire Performance.'
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