Foam--Frequently Asked Questions
Can Novacool UEF Foam be used with my existing proportioning system? What
about Compressed Air Foam Systems?
Yes. Novacool Foam carries UL listing
under the NFPA 18, 2006 edition and contains no ingredients that will harm
your existing foam equipment. Many departments are currently using
Novacool UEF Foam in place of typical “Class A & B” foams as their
additive source for compressed air foam systems (CAFS).
Novacool UEF Foam leave sticky residue or any other hazardous bi-products?
No, Novacool Foam is fully biodegradable,
non-corrosive, non-toxic and will not gel.
I mix Novacool UEF Foam with other foam products?
Novacool Foam has been mixed with many
other types of foam and no adverse reactions have been noted such as
congealing or drying out. Novacool Foam will not cause any concentrate to
de-foam, including AR type.
I batch mix Novacool UEF Foam directly into the tank of my truck?
Yes, departments can place Novacool Foam
directly into their tanks without any problems. Novacool Foam is usable
with eductors, injectors, CAFS, or batch mixed; it’s non-corrosive and has
no adverse effects on tanks pumps, valves, or portioning equipment. Batch
mixing is particularly necessary for departments that have older trucks or
smaller brush trucks that may not have foam-proportioning systems.
Novacool UEF Foamis applied at 0.5%. A 500-gallon tank of water only
requires 2.5 gallons of Novacool Foam. A brush truck with a 250 gallon
tank only needs to carry one (1) five gallon bucket of Novacool Foam. This
one gallon bucket will treat 5 tanks of water at 0.4%. Novacool Foam can
be used all the way down to 0.2% for certain class A fires and still be
this void my warranty on my new engine or truck?
No, Novacool UEF Foam is UL listed
and certified to N.F.P. A. 18, 2006. In general manufacturers design their
tanks to accommodate foams certified to these standards.
I need to have foam eductors to use Novacool UEF Foam?
No, in the absence of a foam proportioning system, using a foam eductor is
optimal. However, as stated above Novacool Foam can be mixed directly into
the tank or used through a foam proportioning system. However, if added
to the tank we recommend some agitation to
ensure adequate dilution.
Novacool UEF Foam toxic or corrosive? Do I need to worry about it fading
my paint, or damaging my equipment?
No. Novacool Foam contains no harsh detergents, or other ingredients that
will damage the environment. Novacool Foam does not have adverse effects
on the truck or the property you are protecting.
Novacool UEF Foam harmful to the environment?
No. Novacool UEF Foam is non-toxic and biodegradable. Novacool Foam
exceeds EPA guidelines and has been extensively tested. Novacool Foam
contains no EPA or DOT reportable ingredients and does not contain any
nonylphenolexthoxylates (Nape’s) or glycol ethers.
there any special training that is required? Do I need to buy new
nozzles or anything else?
No, if you’re already using class A or B foam on a regular basis, then you
are ready to go. The only training that is required is for the pump
engineer who needs to know what percentage is required. Departments can
use existing equipment, including nozzles, etc. There are, however, some
techniques that will enhance the application of Novacool Foam, but
these can be accomplished with existing equipment.
Novacool UEF Foam is Leaner, Meaner and Greener