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The experts at Saval share the company’s innovative solutions for firefighting foams compliant with the latest standards.

In the tank terminal industry, firefighting foam is the product of choice for fighting fire and spill scenarios. Usually this involves an automatic system that is ready to operate whenever an incident occurs that causes a tank bund area spill or tank fire.

Over the years, foam producers have been developing multi-purpose foam concentrates that can be used for many hydrocarbons, alcohols and other liquids. These foam types contain fluoropolymers (PFAS) that improved the foam’s performance in extinguishing fires, but these are also very persistent in the environment.

These foams are now subject to an upcoming ban of all PFAS-related substances within Europe. That is why we are facing a foam transition that brings all users towards a fluorine-free foam concentrate. However, this creates new challenges from a technical point of view, as fluorine-free foam is much le...

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