A compressed air foam system (CAFS) is a system used in fire fighting to deliver fire retardant
foam for the purpose of extinguishing a fire or protecting unburned areas from becoming involved in flame.
A compressed air foam system is defined as a standard water pumping system that has an entry point
where compressed air can be added to a foam solution to generate foam.
The air compressor also provides energy, which, gallon for gallon, propels compressed air foam
farther than aspirated or standard water nozzles.
Typical components include a centrifugal pump, a water source, foam concentrate tanks, a rotary air compressor,
a direct-injection foam proportioning system on the discharge side of the pump, a mixing chamber or device,
and control systems to ensure the correct mixes of concentrate, water, and air.
It is proven that CAFS attacks all three sides of the fire triangle simultaneously.
The foam blankets the fuel, thereby reducing the fuel's capacity to seek out a source of oxygen.
The CAFS solution adheres to ceilings and walls, more readily aiding in rapid reduction in heat.
Also, the opaque surfaces of the foam, as it adheres to walls and ceilings,
shield the fuel source from radiant energy. (Brooks, 2005; Brooks, 2006)
CAFS may also refer to any pressurized water style extinguisher that is charged with foam and pressurized with compressed air.
Compressed Air Foam Systems
Conveyor Belt System
Clean agent Protection for critical and invaluable assets. Cleaner - Safer - Quicker
Clean Agent Fire Protection
Clean agent fire protection also known as Clean gas fire suppression or
Nitrogen fire suppression provides high fire extinguishment efficiency in areas where conventional agents cannot be tolerated.
The Compressed gas stops the spread of fire by chemically disrupting combustion.
Inert gases and chemical agents mix with the air to reduce fuel, reduce heat and suppress fires quickly.
Active on fire and safe on people. Keep your business and its people safe today -
retard and eliminate fires rapidly with Clean gas fire fighting systems.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Protection
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems - colourless, odourless,
highly effective and both readily available and electrically non-conductive.
It extinguishes fire predominantly by effortlessly lowering oxygen levels that supports combustion in the protected area.
This implementation of fire suppression makes CO2 suppression systems highly advantageous,
requiring minimal clean-up, but should be used in generally vacant hazardous locations or otherwise
avoided by personnel when discharged. CO2 suppression systems application may be through a total flooding approach
but carbon dioxide is also the only gaseous agent that may be utilized through local application.
UL/ULC(Underwriters Laboratory Certification) listed and approved
Uses revolutionary fire protection fluid for total flooding
Zero ozone depletion potential
Data Processing Centres
Tape Storage Vaults
Telecommunications(cellular and switching centres)
High Pressure Gas
No residue left behind after discharge
Automatic/Manual protection against class A, B or C fires
Intelligent detectors like Auto pulse control system - offer alarm, auxiliary control and automatic release.
Approvals/listing include UL, FM and USCG
Less post-fire downtime
Cylinder reduces storage requirements(16 - 54 kg)
Cylinder valves can be opened locally/remotely using electric, pneumatic/mechanical valve actuators
Auto pulse Intelligent addressable fire alarm systems and the auto pulse agent releasing control Panels
offer state-of-the-art detection and control options to fit the configuration
of the areas being protected
Auto pulse detection, control and fire suppression system release panels provide automatic 24/7 fire protection
Modularity and easy system planning
Can be configured for small building applications, large campuses high-rise Applications
Industry leading smoke detection capability
Typical CAFS underground conveyor system
Fest Fire Security supplies and services conveyor belt fire suppression systems
to protect assets and prevent the loss of time and money.
The main cause of a conveyor belt fire is friction due to slippage of its belts.
Fire hazards can also occur due to overheated motors, burning material or even incendiarism.
Valuable time can be lost if a conveyor is shut down and unnecessary costs of replacing equipment can be
avoided all together by having the right fire suppression systems.
Automatic fire detection and suppression systems installed on conveyor belts need to comply with various authorising
bodies for example: NFPA, SANS, MHSA etc.
Fest Fire Security delivers state of the art conveyor belt fire protection systems
Backpack Fire Extinguishers
Arm and defend yourself sufficiently in a duel against a fire hazard not standing a chance against you and your equipment.
Fire extinguisher backpacks bring a modern-like approach to extinguishing fires manually.
With its design making the job more comfortable and accessible by having your hands less preoccupied you can be more focused and improve manoeuvrability and fight fires efficiently effective.
These specialized backpacks can utilize the suppression benefits of water mist and CAFS technologies and can come equipped with optional breathing gear.
Where can it be used?
Fire extinguisher backpacks are ideally used in fire fighting industries, initial stages of a threat interception in fire fighting vehicles, and offshore rigs.