Bioclass F3 fluorine-free foam extinguisher
Good fire protection is not only effective and safe for the user, but also takes the environment into account. Ever since the start of the Milieukeur (Eco-label) for fire extinguishers, Saval has repeatedly succeeded in further reducing the fluorine content in extinguishing foam. Now Saval is taking a fundamental step: the new Bioclass F3 foam extinguishers are completely fluorine-free, without sacrificing the extinguishing capacity on both solid and liquid fires. With Bioclass F3 the choice is simple: choose for safety and choose for our environment.
The hidden risk of fluorine
Fluorosurfactants and other perfluorinated compounds play an important role in all kinds of products: cleaning and maintenance products, packaging materials, fabrics and coatings. But also in fire extinguishing foams, the special properties of fluorine compounds ensure higher effectiveness and a long shelf life. But these man-made chemicals have a major drawback: they are so stable that they cannot be broken down by nature and they also accumulate in animal fat tissues. At present the measured levels are still low, but in the long term fluorosurfactants could also end up in the human food chain in harmful amounts.
There is only one good solution for this problem: ensuring that these substances can no longer end up in the environment. We took the first step a few years ago by placing the harmful fluorosurfactants in a separate container in the extinguisher. Now we are taking the ultimate step: the new Bioclass F3 foam extinguishers are 100% fluorine-free.
The Bioclass F3 foam was developed by Saval itself, in close collaboration with TNO Applied Materials. TNO’s expertise in the field of special materials and more than 90 years of fire protection experience from Saval have led to this unique solution. Both the F3 fire extinguishing foam and the complete fire extinguishers are manufactured in our factory in Breda. Top Dutch technology by Dutch professionals.
Allround fire safety
The Bioclass F3 fluorine-free foam extinguishers have a good extinguishing capacity on solids (fire class A according to EN2) and liquids (fire class B) and can therefore be used all-round in the office environment, education, logistics, healthcare and light industry. The temperature range of the Saval Bioclass F3 extinguishers is from 0 to +60 °C.
Support to the Sea First foundation
“Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world” This is what the Sea First foundation and we at Saval believe in. Saval therefore donates a portion of the proceeds from every Bioclass F3 foam extinguisher sold to this foundation. With that money, the volunteers of the Sea First can provide education at schools and universities about saving the ocean.
When still to use fluorine?
The Bioclass F3 fluorine-free foam extinguishers are the perfect solution for the most common fire scenarios. However, in order to be able to cope with above-average fire risks, fluorine in foam extinguishers is still necessary. In our Bioclass HR+ foam extinguishers the harmful fluorine components are housed in a hermetically sealed container, so that the environment is not at risk.
When in doubt, we would like to map your fire risk. Because We Know.
- Certificates and approval marks:
- Product group Fire extinguisher
- Product family Foam extinguisher Fluorine Free
- Material Steel
- Colour Red RAL 3000
- Extinguishing agent Bioclass F3 premix (Fluoride free foam)
- Temperature range 0/60 °C
- Dimensions (h x w) 560 x 230 mm
- Diameter 162 mm
- Contents (volume) 6 l
- Weight filled 11.1 kg
- Test pressure 27 bar
- Working pressure at 20 °C 14 bar
- Hose length 0.52 m
- Throw Length 5 m
- Discharge time 32 sec.
- Article Number 8905720
- Firerating class A 21 A
- Firerating class B 113 B