Initiative replaces fluorine-based foam concentrates in foam/water sprinkler systems
Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today a program to replace fluorine-based foam concentrates in foam/water sprinkler systems with a high-performance environmentally sustainable firefighting foam concentrate for Class B fuel fires, while maintaining the critical product certification on the existing system.
The Foam/Water Sprinkler System Upgrade Program utilizes RE-HEALING™ Foam, the world’s first UL Listed and FM Approved fluorine-free foam concentrate, which contains no fluorine or other organohalogens, whether surfactant or polymer based.
Customers that currently have foam/water sprinkler systems that contain fluorine-based foam concentrates, that would like to replace this old technology with the latest advancements in firefighting foam agents, can now do so under this program without losing the product certification (UL Listing or FM Approval) on the existing installation, as a result of; their desire to improve their environmental responsibility, a foam/water sprinkler system discharge, or replacement of foam concentrate that has not passed its annual foam concentrate test as required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 11 – Standard for Low, Medium and High Expansion Foam.
The program allows users of fluorine containing Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) foam/water sprinkler systems to upgrade to the finest, high-performing firefighting foam technology, RE-HEALING Foam while reducing the cost of system changeover, and maintain the existing system compliance certification as well.
Details of the program are quite simple. When RE-HEALING Foam is purchased for a foam/water sprinkler system at standard market price, Solberg will supply to the customer, free of charge, a SOLBERG UL Listed and FM Approved standard proportioner, and a supply of automatic sprinklers that are also UL Listed and FM Approved with RE-HEALING Foam concentrate, allowing the customer to maintain the current listing or approval on the system.
To obtain a copy of the Program Certificate, learn more about the RE-HEALING Foam System Upgrade Program, or schedule a site review of your existing foam/water sprinkler system, please contact your regional Solberg sales representative as found at http://www.solbergfoam.com/contact.aspx.
Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia, Solberg has been involved with the manufacture of firefighting foams since the mid-1970s. Solberg is recognized throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific Region for its environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free products that are an innovation in Class B firefighting foam. Additionally, Solberg manufactures a complete range of traditional foam concentrates, Class A and High-Expansion foam concentrates including foam systems hardware. Solberg’s unique technology is preferred by customers in the aviation, chemical, energy, fire services, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, solvent & coatings markets.
Solberg is an Amerex Corporation company with a European heritage. The company is a global one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware and accessories. Solberg offers environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam concentrate products, an innovation in Class B firefighting foam and traditional firefighting foam concentrates. Solberg’s people and processes are committed to quality, service and safety along with environmental responsibility. This philosophy enables the company to flourish while delivering innovations and value.