We provide foam treatment to facilitate the quick turnaround of fire training and simulation practices.

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The concerns?

Firefighting foams are often used in training practices. While they are arguably an extremely useful product, they come with a number of environmental concerns including toxicity, biodegradability and treat-ability in waste water plants. These factors are a huge issue for when foam reaches natural or domestic water systems. 

Additionally, when used for training, it is 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 simulation, training foam mixed with kerosene or diesel fuel is often used. Training Foam provides 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 can be quickly recovered. We can provide this service and will then go on to separate out the water and clean it for re-use. A completely self-contained system. This is ideal for quick turnarounds of fire training structures where the client needs to re-utilise a RIG several times a day. 

The alternative is to clean up the foam and oil waste suitable for depositing to a drain. This needs to meet the client's consent agreement with the local authority. 

Foam treatment can often have a quantity of fuel involved which can be recovered using equipment such as the SPEL oil treatment system. We have the skills and abilities to either recover fuel or dissolve it within treatment tanks, leaving clean water to utilise again.