The foam extinguishing system is one of the fire extinguishing systems and is used to fight fire. This system uses special equipment that sends foam components into the fire zone during a fire. The foam extinguishes the flames by lowering the temperature in the fire area and prevents the fire from starting again.
Foam extinguishing systems are generally used in oil, chemical, oil and similar industrial facilities where there is a risk of fire. Fires in such facilities cannot be extinguished as easily as normal fires and the foam is specially designed for such fires.
Foam extinguishing systems are widely used, especially in large industrial facilities. These systems are used in areas where the fire risk is high, helping to extinguish fires more quickly and safely.
The working principle of foam extinguishing systems is to extinguish the flames and prevent the spread of fire by applying foam to the fire area during a fire. These systems usually use special equipment that pumps and distributes foam to the fire area.
The foam extinguishing system has three main effects on fire by applying foam to the fire area:
Cooling effect: Foam extinguishes flames by lowering the temperature during a fire. This prevents the fire from further growing and spreading.
Insulating effect: The foam covers the fire area, preventing the spread of flames into the air. It also tightly covers the fire area, preventing the access of oxygen to prevent the fire from re-starting.
The dunking effect: The foam reduces the surface tension, making it easier to penetrate the fire area and allows the materials in the fire area to stay on.
Foam extinguishing systems are used in industrial facilities and similar areas with fire risk. The use of these systems helps extinguish fires quickly and safely and minimize fire damage.