CAF FACTS

The U.S. Fire Administration conducted a series of studies and test fires and found that a CAF hose line is significantly lighter and easier to handle than a conventional water line. This is because the foam in the hose is mostly air.  MORE CAF FACTS
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why compressed air foam (CAF) as a fire-fighting agent?

Many existing fire suppression systems suffer from one or more of the following disadvantages:

  • Harmful to the environment
  • Limited or no re-flash protection
  • Require sealed rooms to be effective
  • Can cause death to persons in hazard area
  • Requires extensive clean up after activation
What is (CAF) compressed air foam?
It is a foam system that uses compressed gas to expand the foam at significantly higher ratios than traditional low expansion foam systems.
Why is (CAF) Compressed Air Foam so desirable?
It is more efficient and less damaging than water; it is safe for humans and the environment and easy to clean up after discharge; it has excellent “re-flash” protection; it reflects radiated heat and holds vapors; it reduces the surface tension of water helping to penetrate surfaces which normally repel water; it cools and clings to a variety of surfaces; it is effective in both low and high temperature climates.
What is the life expectancy (shelf life) of compressed air foam (CAF)?
Ten years.
How many systems does ACAF Systems, Inc. make?
CAF generator assemblies are available in 4 models: SC 0060, 0100, 0200 and 0400. They are designed to support a maximum of 2, 4, 8, or 16 nozzles, respectively. By combining the assembly systems, may be created to protect larger areas.
What is a key difference between your product and that of the competition?
Our systems are self-contained, address multiple fire risk exposures, are less expensive, and the unique foam has more “standing” – it doesn’t runoff as fast as the competition’s does. Above all, our systems do not require a fixed water supply.
What makes the ACAF Systems, Inc. Automatic Fixed Spray System so versatile?
Systems may be designed for a variety of applications from mobile to fixed hazard. Small to medium size may be protected by various size pre-assembly automatic generating devices.
How many types of systems do you make?
CAF generator assemblies are available in 4 models: SC 0060, 0100, 0200 and 0400. They are designed to support a maximum of 2, 4, 8, or 16 nozzles, respectively. By combining the assembly systems, may be created to protect larger areas.
What is your target coverage area?
ACAF Systems, Inc. is best suited for small to medium sized special hazards while remaining affordably priced.
How “green” is the product?
We use no solvents, only vegetable based materials, all of which are biodegradable. So, our foam product is safe for humans and the environment.
What are the typical ideal applications for ACAF Systems, Inc. products?
A wide variety of industries and fields can benefit from our products: industrial and manufacturing situations; marine including commercial, government and private boats; mining sites; aviation (both onboard and ground sites); oil & fuel facilities and transport vehicles, and more.