TRAINING FOAM TREATMENT
We provide foam treatment to facilitate the quick turnaround of fire training and simulation practices.
Firefighting foams are often used in training practices. While they are arguably an extremely useful product, they are not without a number of environmental concerns including toxicity, biodegradability and their management in waste water plants. These factors are a huge consideration for managing the foam before it reaches natural or domestic water systems.
It is also essential that foam is treated quickly in order to facilitate the quick turnaround of practices.
At Geyser Water Treatment, we are able to provide a solution to these concerns.
What we do
For fire training and accident simulation, training foam mixed with kerosene or diesel fuel is often used. The Training Foam has expansion characteristics similar to Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrates but does not contain fluorochemicals. Geyser Water Treatment have experience in the recovery of Kerosene and Avtur with the treating of carbonisation materials.
When used on a training RIG, it is essential that foam is recovered quickly. This is one of our strengths in this situation and we will then go on to separate out the water and clean it for re-use. It is a completely self-contained system. It is particularly ideal for the quick turnaround in fire training structures where the client needs to re-utilise a RIG several times a day.
The alternative would be to clean up the foam and oil waste to render it suitable for depositing into a drain. But this needs to meet the client's consent agreement with the local authority.
Foam treatments frequently have a quantity of fuel involved. This can be recovered using specific equipment, such as the SPEL oil treatment system. GWT Limited have the skills and abilities to either recover the fuel or dissolve it within treatment tanks leaving the clean water to be reutilised.