Intelagard employs Compressed Air Foam (CAF) in its systems. CAF systems are an excellent choice for decontamination applications for a number of important reasons.
For complete tactical solutions, select Intelagard equipment to deploy different types of foam formulations.
Class A foam is a detergent-based foam that extends the life of water exposed to heat. By suspending water within the foam, it allows moisture to absorb into the surface of burning material to suppress fire more quickly than water alone. Class A foam expands 30:1 with water and can be used on homes, buildings, high rises, vehicles, plastics, rubber and timber. With a shelf life of up to 20 years, Class A foam evaporates in 20 minutes and is excellent for rapid fire suppression.
Ideal for fighting fuel-based fires, Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a combination of fluoro-chemical detergent and synthetic foaming agents. It works best on kerosene, diesel oil and jet fuels. It is not as effective on high-octane gas. It can also be used to coat other chemicals to protect them from fire. Lasting 10 - 15 minutes, AFFF expands 15:1 and can be used with both fresh and salt water. It has a shelf life of 10+ years.
EasyDECON DF200 is a powerful and effective chemical/biological decontamination
formulation. Developed by Sandia National Laboratories, this technology was used
to help remediate Congressional Office Buildings and other contaminated
facilities in 2001, and has been used extensively since then for a number of
different applications. EasyDECON DF200 is effective for both CW and BW warfare
agents including in emergency response situations where the actual agent may not
be known. It is also effective for many toxic industrial chemical threats.
Successful “live-agent" effectiveness tests have been performed by the Edgewood
Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), the Illinois Institute of Technology Research
Institute (IITRI), and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI). The formulation
has also been extensively tested by the DOD in support of Operation Iraqi